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The Japanese Political Economy

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The Japanese Political Economy is rejuvenated and renewed with a new editor, new co-editors and a new, international editorial board. It continues Japanese Economic Studies; a leading journal published continuously since 1972, that was known as Japanese Economy, from 1997 to 2013.

The Japanese Political Economy seeks to publish a wide range of scholarship that draws from multiple theoretical, empirical and methodological perspectives. This journal will be a resource for scholars, students, policymakers and practitioners who seek to better understand the contemporary and historical, transnational and internal processes of social and economic change in Japan, Asia and the world. 

Please read the journal's Aims & Scope before submitting.

The Japanese Political Economy is now inviting submissions on following issues:

  1. Broader economic theories (including Political economy, Marxian, Heterodox, Keynesian, Evolutionary, Institutional, Developmental, and Feminist Economics).
  2. Historical analyses of capitalism (including stages of capitalist development, analyses of world system changes).
  3. Theoretical and empirical explorations of current political-economic issues, including studies of Japan and the global and Asian economies (such as crisis, financial instability, socialism, gender, environment and climate change, poverty and income inequality, unemployment, an ageing population, industrialisation of Asia).

Why publish with us?

  • Increase your opportunities for future collaboration
  • Enjoy a rapid publication process and validate your research with our robust peer review
  • Gain recognition from an interdisciplinary, international readership
  • Share your research with 50 free e-prints and tips on promoting your article courtesy of our Author Resources site
  • Immediately see the impact of your research in the community: track downloads, citations, and the Altmetric Score of your article through My Authored Works

Submission Guidelines

The Japanese Political Economy welcomes the submission of manuscripts limited to 8,000 words and research notes by young scholars limited to 4,000 words. Please visit our Instructions for Authors page for full details on preparing your research for submission. 

Submit your final manuscript online here!

The Japanese Political Economy

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Meet the Editor

Nobuharu Yokokawa is a Professor of Economics at Musashi University in Tokyo. He was educated at Shiga University (BA), the University of Tokyo (MSc) and Cambridge University (PhD). Dr. Yokokawa is the author of numerous academic articles on economic growth, structural change, Japanese economy, financial instability, business cycle, long and super long waves, dynamic industries, the new flying geese theory, and Marxian economics. He is a co-editor of Capitalism in Evolution, Crises of Global Economies and the Future of Capitalism: Reviving Marxian Crisis Theory, Industrialization of China and India: Their Impact on World Economy, and The Rejuvenation of Political Economy. Dr. Yokokawa was chairperson of the international committee of the Japan Society for Political Economy from 2009 to 2015, and remains a core executive board member. He is also the founding editor of the Uno Theory Newsletter. In 2014, the World Association for Political Economy granted him the Distinguished Achievement Award for the 21st Century.