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Journal of Asian and African Studies


The Journal of Asian and African Studies is a biannually published, peer-reviewed journal on linguistics, history, and cultural anthropology of Asia and Africa. Submissions of papers are accepted from both within Japan and abroad. The submitted papers are reviewed by the editorial committee of the journal that includes researchers within and outside the Institute.

For the members of the Editorial Committee, please see here.


The Journal is published twice a year, on March 31 and September 30. Submission are accepted at anytime.

Those who want to send their manuscripts, please contact the Editorial Committee first by e-mail (address: edit-js[at] to get necessary information including the special e-mail address for the submission. (Prease change [at] to @)

For details, please see the “Guidelines for Authors”(last revised on 31 March 2017; 169KB).

Current Issue

Vol.93 2017-3-31

De-Japanization on Post-War Taiwan from the perspective of Vicarious Decolonization (ja)

Morita, Kenji

September 30th Incident and Overseas Chinese Community in Indonesia
Seen from attack of Res Publica University (ja)

Kurasawa, Aiko

“Iranian Kurds (Akrād-e Īrān)” and the Safavid “Forced” Migration Policy (ja)

Yamaguchi, Akihiko

Numerals of the Khitan Language (ja)

Takeuchi, Yasunori

“Ideal Households” through the Comparison of Households
Changing Social Position in North-western Nepal in Relation to Development and Education (ja)

Iwama, Haruka


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