Kyoto Journal, a non-profit quarterly established in 1987, reaches far beyond Japan's ancient capital to be your gateway to understanding and appreciating the lifestyles, cultures and societies of Asia.
Discover quality writing from Asia in our award-winning magazine. Stimulating interviews and profiles; excerpts of works translated from Asian languages; fiction, poetry and book reviews, as well as a fresh look at the city KJ calls home.
Our space for reporting on exhibitions and happenings in Kyoto and beyond hosted by KJ or KJ friends; notes on some our favorites among the bookstores and venues where KJ is on sale in Japan and overseas; compilations of KJ's top-read articles, and much more.
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Kyoto Journal is in crisis.
The pandemic has forced Kyoto Journal to suspend its print edition (again) for the time being. Our all volunteer team worked extremely hard to bring the print edition back in 2017 after the passing of our long-time sponsor, and managed to produce 9 beautiful issues without any one regular source of funding. This development has been demoralizing, but at the same time we are determined to keep going.
Please consider supporting us today with a small contribution. It will make a huge difference!
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