CFP: IAJP Annual Conference: Kyoto School, Tokyo School, and Beyond

International Association for Japanese Philosophy 2019 International Conference: “Kyoto School, Tokyo School, and Beyond”

Venue: East-West Center, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa   

Organizer: International Association for Japanese Philosophy (IAJP)

Co-organizer: Department of Philosophy, University of Hawai‘i


Kyoto School, Tokyo School, and Beyond


English and Japanese

Important Dates

1 April 2019: Submission deadline of abstracts for organized panels and individual papers

1 May 2019: Notification of acceptance by email

1 June 2019: Release of tentative program


This fourth annual international conference for IAJP aims at 1) further reinforcing Japanese philosophy as a global academic discipline; 2) exploring the potential of Japanese philosophy in the context of, and beyond, the Kyoto School or the Tokyo School; and 3) developing a solid network for researchers working on Japanese philosophy.

Kyoto School and Tokyo School are representative philosophical schools in Japan, associated with Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo, respectively, but Japanese philosophy offers more than doctrines of particular schools. This conference welcomes proposals for critical and insightful presentations that challenge the study of Japanese philosophy through the re-reading and reconfiguring of related philosophical texts and issues, from East/West or even North/South perspectives. This conference specifically encourages young scholars along with seasoned veterans to submit their proposals. Topics may cover any period, figure, or context pertaining to Japanese philosophy and thought.

Call for Papers

  • This conference invites proposals for organized panels and individual papers.
  • All submissions should be copied to the IAJP ( and Leah Kalmanson ( on or before 1 April 2019 (Japan Time).
  • Please include in the subject line: IAJP 2019 conference submission.

For organized panels, please submit the following in MS Word format:

  1. Full names (surname in CAPITAL letters), affiliations (including Department) and email addresses of 3 to 4 members of the panels and indicate one as the chair
  2. A 250-word (maximum) abstract for the panel
  3. A 250-word (maximum) abstract for each papers of the panel
  4. Research interests
  5. Publications (optional)

For individual papers, please submit the following in MS Word format:

  1. Full name (surname in CAPITAL letters), affiliation (including Department) and email address
  2. A 250-word (maximum) abstract
  3. Research interests
  4. Publications (optional)

Each individual paper will be given 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion

Visa, transportation, registration, accommodation, and meals

Visa fees and transportation should be self-financed and arranged by the panelists themselves. Information on registration, accommodation, and meals will be announced upon notification of acceptance to the conference.

Contact Info: 

All enquiries should be copied to the IAJP ( and Leah Kalmanson (

Contact Email:


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