2003: 53, 54,
2000: 43, 44,
1999: 39, 40, 41, 42
1998: 37, 38
1997: 33, 34, 35,
1996: 31, 32,
1995: 28, 29, 30,
1994: 25, 26, 27
1993: 22, 23, 24
1992: 20, 21
1991: 16, 17, 18, 19
1990: 13, 14,
1989: 9, 10, 11, 12
1988: 5, 6, 7, 8
1987: 1, 2, 3, 4
Reviews of KJ
#72 THE POWER OF AN IDEAL: JAPAN'S ARTICLE 9 AND THE IMAGINATION
In two short paragraphs, Article 9 of the post-WWII Japanese Constitution articulates the highest ideal in support of world peace — by actually
“Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.
In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.” Yu.
#71 TEA: A GLIMPSE,
issue was guest edited by Gaetano Kazuo Maida, executive
director of the nonprofit Tea Arts Institute, former
organizer of the American Premium Tea Institute and publisher of the
industry journal Tea Trade. (He is also a founding director
of the Buddhist magazine Tricycle, and is
executive director of the International Buddhist Film Festival, www.ibff.org.)
The Art Director of this issue is Ayelet Maida, principal
of A/M Studios, and creative director of the International Buddhist
Film Festival. Contributing Editors: Lauren W. Deutsch, Josh Michaell
and Winnie Yu.
#70 KYOTO LIVES:
INTERVIEWS, MEMOIRS, ESSAYS
mark its 70th publication, Kyoto Journal took the opportunity
to focus in once again on Kyoto — and its ongoing changes in the
early 21st century — in a special issue entitled "Kyoto Lives."
The deliberate ambiguity of this issue's title refers to the lives of
the forty-one Kyoto residents interviewed, and also affirms that Kyoto,
in its latest incarnation, is still very much alive.
#64 UNBOUND: GENDER
this special issue of Kyoto Journal, we sought to bring together
an updated and revelatory album of gender identities.
Guest editor: Sally McLaren
enduring traditions and a strongly ingrained patriarchy, here in Asia
the concept of gender can be far more ambiguous and fluid than is often
assumed. We named this issue ‘Unbound’
in the hope that it will unfetter fresh ideas and dispel assumptions,
introducing perspectives on gender in many societies and leaving readers
free to make up their own minds. It contains a unique and illuminating
array of contributions from Asian and non-Asian writers, poets, translators,
photographers and visual artists.
has sustained Korea through the centuries, and will continue to do
so in the future?"
Guest editor: Robert Fouser
This issue is a tribute to the vibrant and indomitable spirit of Korean
cultural dynamism. It contains essays, eye-witness reports, photography,
poetry, fiction, explorations of old and new media, and interviews
with people who share intense personal stories and valuable insights.
||#55 S T R E E T:
Asian streets: frenetic, multifunctional, enduring...
Guest editor Sally McLaren,
designers John Einarsen and Markuz Wernli, and over 50 contributors
assembled a fascinating maze of words and images documenting unfamiliar
aspects of streets and street culture across Asia.
U S T D E E D S:
Heart & innovation in the real world
This issue honors vision, innovation, pragmatism,
and persistence. Not merely as admirable abstract concepts, but
as revealed in the lifework of remarkable individuals dedicated
to creating social changes that improve and enrich people's lives
in Asia and beyond.
Dwelling in the moment
Asia and the Big T, from incense to convenience
stores, wabi-sabi & sumi brushstrokes to the
"body weather" of Butoh dance, Kyoto haiku and tea to
I Ching (onscreen); flower arrangement & bulldozers,
ancient wisdom and other lightning-flash illuminations...
|#46 M E D I A I N
A S I A
Inside stories of Media in Asia
"Leave your laptop and your second-hand
arguments and theories at home and go out in search of questions.
Go to a village in Burma and ask the man who invites you into
his home, his life, 'What do you really need from us? How can
we help?'" -- Pico Iyer (Virtual
Bookzine: see also our Asia Online
Kyoto Lives, Unbound:
Gender in Asia, Korea, Street,
Just Deeds, Transience,
Media in Asia, Time, Transforming Conflict, Inaka,
Orthodoxy & Heresy, Word, Sacred Mountains of Asia, The Death & Resurrection of Kyoto, Radicalism of Cultural Continuity, Neighborhoods, Allure
of the Exotic, Kyoto Speaks,
Eros, Japan in the Year 2020