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The Review of Japanese Culture and Society, published by the Jōsai International
Center for the Promotion of Art and Science at Jōsai University, is devoted to the
scholarly examination of Japanese art, literature, and society.

Published annually in English, the Review brings together Japanese and non-Japanese
scholars on a range of issues related to Japanese culture.

Each issue addresses a particular theme and seeks to provide a broad perspective by
combining the work of Japanese scholars and critics with that of non-Japanese writers.

Dedicated to the translation of works written originally in Japanese, each issue also
includes an original translation of a Japanese short story. The purpose of the Review
of Japanese Culture and Society
is to provide a venue for the encounter of diverse
and global perspectives on various issues related to Japanese culture and society.

The design for this website is based on Kitagawa Utamaro's "Tayu and Kamuro (A Courtesan and an Attendant)" (ca. 1790, early Kansei period), in the Mizuta Museum of Art, Josai University Corporation