Contemporary Japan is an international peer-reviewed journal edited by the German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo (DIJ) and published biannually by de Gruyter, Berlin and New York.
Contemporary Japan publishes in-depth, original work from all disciplines as they relate to present-day Japan or its recent historical development. Manuscripts which cross disciplinary boundaries and raise larger issues of interest are also welcome. All submissions are peer-reviewed in a double-blind process by established scholars in the field.
The international editorial board consists of distinguished Japan specialists from a broad array of disciplines. Its members are John C. Campbell, University of Tokyo; David Chiavacci, University of Zurich; Harald Conrad, University of Sheffield; Florian Coulmas, University of Duisburg-Essen; Harald Fuess, University of Heidelberg; Hilaria Gössmann, Trier University; Nanette Gottlieb, University of Queensland; Patrick Heinrich, Ca'Foscari University Venice; Barbara G. Holthus, University of Vienna; Glenn Hook, University of Sheffield; Jun Imai, Hokkaido University; Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Nagoya University; Axel Klein, University of Duisburg-Essen; Rotem Kowner, University of Haifa; Sébastian Lechevalier, L`ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales; Wolfram Manzenreiter, University of Vienna; Yoshimichi Sato, Tohoku University; Ulrike Schaede, University of California, San Diego; Sawako Shirahase, University of Tokyo; Karen Shire, University of Duisburg-Essen; Patricia G. Steinhoff, University of Hawaii.