Kyoto Journal News

29 June 2020

Thank you all for supporting us at this difficult time. Kyoto Journal is a small, all-volunteer team and the lack of a regular funding, as well as the challenges of reaching a readership of which 99% are located outside Japan, has been hugely exacerbated by the pandemic, with distributors collapsing, a third of our orders this season wiped out and the imposition of a ban on outgoing international mail shortly after the release of our current issue KJ97.

As of today, this ban has still not been lifted for the America, where over half our readers live, and Australia. We cannot send the current issue to these countries (though we have some back issue inventory already in America). Please refer our shipping updates and FAQs here.

For these reasons, we have made the difficult decision to stop our printing operation, and suspend sales of our subscriptions, until further notice. Back issues are still available and will be shipped to you if we can ship them to you!

KJ98, to be released this summer, will be a digital issue and provided free of charge to our current subscribers.

If you are mid-way through a subscription currently: you are welcome to request a quantity of back issues to bring your subscription to completion, wait until we resume printing, or request a partial refund. Please send us an e-mail at and be as clear as possible about your request, with the name that the order was made under or the order number, when your subscription began and so on. Also check spam if you do not see a reply in two or three days. Thank you.

Finally, if you like what we do, purchase a back issue (lots of them are discounted) or  consider donating to us.

Thank you once again for your understanding.

Before you go, be sure to check out our latest issue:

KJ 97: Next Generations