The European Journal of Japanese Philosophy (EJJP) is a peer-reviewed academic journal published annually in the fall by Chisokudō Publications on behalf of the European Network of Japanese Philosophy (ENOJP). Its aim is to provide a forum for critical articles and translations related to Japanese philosophy. It is the first multi-lingual journal in Europe that makes the philosophical resources available in the intellectual history of Japan accessible to the international academic audience. Contributions have been so far made in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Japanese. The editorial board is slowly expanding the list of available European languages for publication with a view to culturally diverse studies of Japanese philosophy in Europe and beyond.
The supporting publisher, Chisokudō Publications, was established in 2016 by a group of academics and public intellectuals working in a variety of philosophical fields, in part as a critical response to the continuously rising cost of academic books in the humanities. From the start, it has been committed to producing high-quality works books at an affordable price. The name Chisokudō is composed of three Chinese characters. Dō (堂) means “house.” Chisoku (知足) is a two-character abbreviation of the classic Japanese motto, “All I need to know is how much is enough.” In order to realize its goal of “sustainable scholarship,” the EJJP subscription fee has been kept significantly lower than most academic journals in the field, with the revenues used exclusively to support Chisokudō’s other publication projects as well as the scholarly activities of the European Network of Japanese Philosophy and its the promotion of the study of Japanese philosophy in Europe.