The Japanese Political Economy is renewing the academic mission of critical political economic inquiry formerly undertaken under a different name. It continues the tradition of work published in the leading journal Japanese Economic Studies, which was known from its founding in 1972. From 1997 to 2013, the journal was known as Japanese Economy. The journal’s new editor and editorial board and advisors invite new submissions to the journal, as follows:
Scholarly orientation and thematic emphasis
The Japanese Political Economy publishes a broad range of scholarship, drawing from multiple theoretical, empirical and methodological perspectives – on the study of political economy and on the Japanese economy and its international relations. The Japanese Political Economy is intended to be a resource for scholars, students, policymakers and practitioners who seek to better understand the contemporary and historical, transnational and internal processes of change in the Japanese and wider Asian economy.
The Japanese Political Economy invites submissions in the following areas of research:
- broader economic theories, including political economy, heterodox, Keynesian, feminist, and evolutionary and institutional economics;
- historical analyses of capitalism, including the periodization of stages of capitalist development and analyses of capitalist world system change;
- theoretical and empirical explorations of current political economic issues – including crisis, financial instability, socialism, gender, environment and climate change, poverty and income inequality, unemployment, an aging population, and the industrialisation of Asia – considered at global, national, regional, or local scales.
- Editor: Nobuharu Yokokawa, Musashi University (firstname.lastname@example.org)