The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus
In-depth critical analysis of the forces shaping the Asia-Pacific . . . and the world. The Asia-Pacific Journal seeks to illuminate the geopolitics, economics, history, society, culture, international relations and forces for change in the modern and contemporary Asia-Pacific.
The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions are tax deductible. This peer-reviewed, open source journal is a fully indexed resource. Its website contains more than 2,000 articles. What's Hot leverages the online, open source format to present concise interventions on breaking contemporary events that complement longer and more fully annotated articles. Course Readers make the best work of the journal accessible to teachers and students for classroom use. In addition to articles prepared for the journal, it offers translations from Japanese, Chinese, Korean and other languages.
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To Contribute to the Journal
To contribute an article to The Asia-Pacific Journal contact us introducing yourself and explaining what you propose to write. After approval, submit the article to us as a Word file: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Andrew DeWit Rikkyo University, Tokyo, email@example.com
Norma Field University of Chicago, firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoffrey Gunn Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, email@example.com
Laura Hein Northwestern University, Chicago, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Kingston Temple University, Tokyo, email@example.com
Gavan McCormack Australian National University, Canberra, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gavan McCormack is an emeritus professor of the Australian National University and an editor of The Asia-Pacific Journal. His most recent book, co-authored with Satoko Oka Norimatsu, is Resistant Islands: Okinawa Confronts Japan and the United States, Rowman and Littlefield, July 2012 (Japanese, Korean, and Chinese translations to be published early in 2013.) He is the author of Client State: Japan in the American Embrace (New York, 2007, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing 2008) and Target North Korea: Pushing North Korea to the Brink of Nuclear Catastrophe, 2004 (Seoul 2006). He is co-author, with John Dower, of Tenkanki no Nihon e – Amerikaka, Ajiaka, NHK Bukkusu 2014.
David McNeill Sophia University, Tokyo, email@example.com
Matthew Penney Concordia University, Montreal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Norimatsu Satoko, Peace Philosophy Center, Vancouver, email@example.com
Satoko Oka Norimatsu is Director of the Peace Philosophy Centre, a peace-education organization in Vancouver, Canada, with a widely-read Japanese-English blog peacephilosophy.com on topics such as peace and justice, war memory and education in East Asia, US-Japan relations, US military bases in Okinawa, nuclear issues, and media criticism (To view English-language posts only click HERE). She is co-author with Gavan McCormack of Resistant Islands: Okinawa Confronts Japan and the United States, Rowman & Littlefield, 2012. The Japanese translation is 『沖縄の〈怒〉－日米への抵抗』（法律文化社, 2013）and the Korean translation is저항하는 섬, 오끼나와: 미국과 일본에 맞선 70년간의 기록（창비, 2014）. She is also co-author with Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick of 『よし、戦争について話そう。戦争の本質について話をしようじゃないか！(Let’s Talk About War. Let’s Talk about What War Really Is!)』（金曜日, 2014）.
Mark Selden Cornell University, Ithaca, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yuki Tanaka Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima, email@example.com
Nobuko Adachi, Yonson Ahn, Matthew Allen, Andrea Arai, Cemil Aydin, Tim Beal, Herbert Bix, Vivian Blaxell, Heather Bowen-Struyk, John Breen, Mark Caprio, Zeljko Cipris, Bruce Cumings, John de Boer, John Dower, Alexis Dudden, Aya Ezawa, John Feffer, Ruediger Frank, Sabine Fruhstuck, Aaron Gerow, Tom Gill, Andrew Gordon, Mel Gurtov, Nanyan Guo, Kimie Hara, Peter Hayes, Julie Higashi, Linda Hoaglund, Asato Ikeda, Jean Inglis, Sheila Miyoshi Jager, Rebecca Jennison, Paul Jobin, David Johnson, Eric Johnston, John Junkerman, Cary Karacas, Victor Koschmann, Heonik Kwon, Adam Lebowitz, Douglas Lummis, Richard Minear, Jon Mitchell, Mark Morris, Tessa Morris-Suzuki, R. Taggart Murphy, Chris Nelson, Yoshiko Nozaki, James Orr, Emanuel Pastreich, Michael Penn, Roger Pulvers, Miguel Quintana, Steve Rabson, Lawrence Repeta, Sonia Ryang, Sven Saaler, Rumi Sakamoto, Peter Dale Scott, Philip Seaton, Ae-Gyung Shim, Aaron Skabelund, David Slater, Gregory Smits, David Adam Stott, Jae-Jung Suh, Akiko Takenaka, Mariko Tamanoi, Miyume Tanji, Richard Tanter, Tomomi Yamaguchi, William Underwood, Andre Vltchek, Vanessa Ward, Brian Yecies.
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All articles since 2009 contain a recommended citation at the end of the article in the following form:
Recommended citation: Author, "Title," The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol 11, Issue 51 No 2, December 23, 2013 where Vol 11 refers to 2012, issue 51 to the 51st issue of the year and No 2 to the second article. For earlier articles, the recommended citation consists of author, title and date of publication.
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The Asia-Pacific Journal is the recipient of The Ryukyu Shimpo's first Ikemiyagi Syuui Prize. The award recognizes that "Japan Focus has made an outstanding worldwide contribution to proposing solutions to problems confronting Okinawa."
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