Contribution Guidelines

Are you interested in writing something for Tokyo Review? We welcome submissions and pitches, but have a few guidelines you should be aware of first – especially if you don’t have background or experience in writing op-ed pieces.

What are we looking for?

Analytical pieces with contemporary relevance about Japanese economy, politics and society.

Who is our audience?

Tokyo Review is primarily read by people with an interest in and a knowledge of Japan – mostly professionals with some involvement with the country through business, academia or policy-related work.

Who can write for us?

We welcome submissions from a wide range of people, and are especially interested in receiving submissions from young scholars and early career academics. If you e-mail us with a submission, please also let us know in a few words in your e-mail why you are the right person to write about your topic.

What should I send?

Send submissions in a Word document (.doc or .docx) or as plain text.

Limit pieces to 850 words or less.

Please provide links in the text where relevant; you shouldn’t reference your article like an academic essay, but should provide sources and links to further reading if you can.

If you have a high-quality image suitable for illustrating your article, please send it with the piece. If the image does not belong to you and is not licensed under Creative Commons (or similar), you must show that you have permission to use it.

We’re happy to read any and all submissions, but we reserve the right to edit pieces prior to publication, or not to publish them at all. If major edits are required (i.e. something more than just fixing grammar and expression), we’ll send you comments and suggestions for a revised piece.

Interested in contributing? Send us an e-mail: [email protected].

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