Insights from Kyoto — Japan — Asia
a non-profit, volunteer-produced print quarterly since 1986; digital from summer 2011
Susan Pavloska & Lucinda Cowing
Lois P. Jones & Gregory Dunne
Jennifer Teeter & Okazaki Takayuki
HEAD OF OUTREACH
Sarah Brook, Alexandra Ting, Elle Murrell
HEAD OF DESIGN
Ruben Lie King
John Ashburne, Vinayak Bharne, Isaac Blacksin, Everett Brown, Joseph Cronin, Jonathan Dehart, Lauren Deutsch, Jean Downey, Robert Fouser, Kimberley Hughes, Jeffrey Irish, Eric Johnston, Kawasaki Takeshi, W. David Kubiak, Marc P. Keane, Robert Kowalczyk, Leza Lowitz, Vinita Ramani Mohan, Leanne Ogasawara, Catherine Pawasarat, Paul Scott, Jane Singer, Kathy Sokol, Suzuki Kazue, Tomas Svab, Saori Svaboda, Ted Taylor, Markuz Wernli, Christal Whelan, Brian Williams
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Thought-provoking articles on Japan and Asia are invited. KJ is a volunteer-based, non-profit publication; contributors receive a free one-year subscription.
Founded in 1986, Kyoto Journal (KJ) is a Kyoto-based non-profit, volunteer-driven quarterly magazine presenting thought-provoking insights from Kyoto, Japan and all of Asia.
A journal, whether public or private, is an ongoing means of looking afresh at the inhabited world, both social and natural. In selecting material for KJ we look for intelligent work that comes also from the heart. We are curious about society, beliefs, traditions and new developments — how people live, and live well — through the lens of Asian experience.
At the same time, our name, “Kyoto Journal,” also reflects more than a physical location. Kyoto is a place of deep spiritual and cultural heritage, and has been the measure of such things here in Japan for more than a millennium. Kyoto culture has looked deeply inwards and has also drawn richly from outside, especially since the Meiji modernization. Essentially, KJ is a community that transcends place, while respecting and celebrating regional and local identity.
Now the longest-established independent English publication in Japan, our interdisciplinary approach, high standards of journalism and stunning design have brought us several international independent press awards, including the Utne Reader and Pushcart Prize. In 2013, our Founding Editor received the Japanese Cultural Affairs Agency’s prestigious Bunkacho Chokan Hyosho for KJ’s long-term efforts to introduce Kyoto and Japanese culture to the English-speaking world.
We aim to make the best use of the media at hand in continuing to seek the essence of Asia. Care to join us?
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