Kyoto Journal Subscription
(1 Year – 4 Issues)


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Each issue of Kyoto Journal is crammed with diverse, thought-provoking articles: essays, interviews, translations, poetry, fiction reviews, art and photography, covering aspects of Asian society and culture that don’t show up in mainstream media.

Sign up for a subscription today to receive four issues of Kyoto Journal per year.

Subscriptions begin with KJ91 (released June 27, 2018).


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SPECIAL SUBSCRIBER OFFER — As long as stocks last!

At the suggestion of our managing editor, Ken Rodgers, we are offering new subscribers our 37th special issue “Inaka: The Japanese Countryside” at a 60% discount and with no extra shipping fee (¥1,800 or $16=>¥800 or $7), as a fitting accompaniment to our forthcoming issue: “Living Sustainability.”

To take up this offer as a new subscriber:

  • Add the subscription to your shopping cart
  • Select either “Regular shipping + KJ37” or “Air shipping + KJ37” among the shipping options inside shopping cart. Any queries send an e-mail to

“The Japanese archipelago comprises roughly 7,000 islands, stretching over 3,000 kilometers, and over 60% of its land surface consists of mountains and volcanoes. Farming land accounts for only 13% of the total area, squeezing human habitation into a mere 4.5%. Over 80% of Japan’s population now lives in cities, and more than 60% of Japan’s food is imported. So …who needs the inaka anyway, these days?”

>>>Click here to see the contents of KJ37