Global Perspectives on Japan (GPJ) is a yearly, Open Access, peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary academic journal on Japanese studies. Language of publication is English. 

GPJ is published by FORUM TAURI Press in collaboration with the Japanese Studies Association of Turkey 


GPJ 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. 

GPJ 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.

Open Access Statement

GPJ is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

GPJ is an OPEN ACCESS Journal allowing the readers download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and to use them for any other lawful purpose. For more information: The Budapest Open Access Initiative

Licencing Information

The articles in this journal are licensed under Creative Commons “Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International” (CC BY-SA 4.0)


The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions and to retain publishing rights without restrictions.


Editor-in-chief: Erdal Küçükyalçın (Ph.D.)
Assistant Editor: Jennifer Leigh Norris
Design: Ergun Kocabıyık
ISSN: 2687-6132

Ayşe Selçuk Esenbel (Em. Boğaziçi Üni.), Oğuz Baykara (Boğaziçi Uni.), Ali Akkemik (Yamaguchi Uni.), Altay Atlı (Sabancı Uni.), Ahmet Öncü (Boğaziçi Uni.)


National Board of Advisors (Alphabetical Order)
Murat Demircioğlu (Em.Yıldiz Technical Uni.), Merthan Dündar (Ankara Uni.), Murat Dündar (Bahçeşehir Uni.), Ali Volkan Erdemir (Erciyes Uni.), Hüseyin Can Erkin (Ankara Uni.), Başak Koca Özer (Ankara Uni.), İsmail Özer (Ankara Uni.), Arzu Öztürkmen (Boğaziçi Uni.), Ayşe Nur Tekmen (Ankara Uni.), İsenbike Togan (Em.), Mete Tuncoku (Em.), Binnaz Toprak (Em.), Zafer Toprak (Boğaziçi Uni.)

International Board of Advisors (Alphabetical Order)
James Bartholomew (Em.), Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin), Carol Gluck (Columbia Uni.), Andrew Gordon (Harvard Uni.), Kayoko Hayashi (Tokyo Uni. of Foreign Studies), Charles Horioka (Asian Growth Institute), Masaru Ikei (Keio Uni.), Hisao Komatsu (Tokyo Uni. of Foreign Studies), Kaori Komatsu (Waseda Uni.), Josef Kreiner (Em.), Hiroshi Mitani (Uni. of Tokyo), Li Narangoa (Australian National Uni.), Ian Nish (Em.), Nakayama Noriko (Chubu Uni.), Sven Saaler (Teikyo Uni.), Dominic Sachsenmeier (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), Tsutomu Sakamoto (Em.), Haruo Shirane (Columbia Uni.), Christopher Szpilman (Teikyo Uni.), Aoki Tamotsu (GRIPS), Brij Tankha (Uni. Of Delhi), Suzuki Tadashi (Em.), Komori Yoichi (Uni. of Tokyo), Shimizu Yuichiro (Keio Uni.)


GPJ 1 (2017) : Technology and Nature

GPJ 2 (2019): Japan’s Interaction with the Turkish and the Muslim World 

GPJ 3 (2020): Japanese Popular Culture and Literature  

GPJ 4 (2021): Constitutionalism and Democracy in Japan  

GPJ 5 (2022): Japanese Foreign Policy and Geo-Strategic Vision