Call for Papers

Submissions open for the 5th issue: GPJ 5 (forthcoming in June 2022)

Topic: Japanese Foreign Policy and Geo-Strategic Vision 

(Note that submissions on the topic are encouraged but all titles within our scope are welcome.)

Information for Prospective Authors of GPJ


Global Perspectives on Japan (GPJ) is an Open Access, International/Interdisciplinary journal on Japanese Studies.

It is mainly published online, but print-on-demand is also available.

The first issue of GPJ was published in 2017 and presented to academia with a launching ceremony during the 15th International Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies held in Lisbon. The issue was titled “Technology and Nature” and it was dedicated to the “26th JAWS Meeting in Istanbul”. GPJ owes much of its existence to the sincere support and valuable contributions of of “The Japan Anthropology Workshop” (JAWS) members led by Dr. Brigitte Steger, the Secretary General of the organization.

The publication of the second issue for 2018 had to be postponed due to dire economic conditions in Turkey. In spite of the pandemic conditions, we managed to publish two consecutive issues in March 2020, and the fourth in June 2021. Thanks to the generous support of Toshiba International Foundation, GPJ has now achieved stability and a solid prospect for the future issues.

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Global Perspectives on Japan’ is an Open Access, peer-reviewed (double-blind), multi-disciplinary academic journal on Japan related topics, published on a yearly basis. Main language of publication is English. Both hard-copy and digital editions are distributed worldwide.


Global Perspectives on Japan focuses on developing a global perspective on the study of Japan and Asia.

The journal promotes innovative, interdisciplinary, inter-regional and transnational approaches to Japanese Studies.

The journal aims to be a venue for scholarship in E.M.E.A. region with a special focus on Turkey and neighboring regions.

It especially encourages scholars from the Middle East, Balkans, Central Asia and the Mediterranean but also welcomes scholars from other parts of the world.

GPJ invites papers in the fields of history, humanities, and social sciences including topics of the past and the present. In addition to articles, the journal publishes occasional article size translations, book reviews, and surveys of current trends in Japanese and Asian Studies.

Please check-out the Submission Guidelines for Articles.

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