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Call for Articles (Volume 4)

Deadline: the 1st of November, 2024.

The inaugural issue (Volume 1) and Volume 2 are now ready for download.

Volume 2, December 2023

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By Article


The Global South and Human Security by Yoichi Mine

Why a 'Closed-Pipe Supply Chain' Cannot Stop Violence in the DRC by Kazuyo Hanai, Koji Oishi, Maki Kozakai


The Parental Support for Children's Homeschooling by Using Technology during COVID-19 Lockdowns: Evidence from South Asia and Africa by Kyoko Taniguchi 


Health Inequality in West and Central Africa: Enhanced Evidence from a Spatiotemporal Distributional Dynamics 

Analysis by Kpoviessi Dohèto Othniel

The Triple Threats to Subregional Stability: An Exposition of the Politics of Identity, Political Violence, and Corruption in Post-War Sierra Leone by Wusu Conteh

Irregular Female Migrants and COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of Deportees from South Africa to Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe by Kenneth Mahuni and Taruna Ramessur 

Volume 1, April 2022

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Origin of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) by Keiichi Shirato

The Political Economy of the TICAD Process: Bureaucratic Interests and the Immobility of the Japanese Private Sector by Kweku Ampiah


China’s and Japan’s Connectivity toward East Africa’s Defragmentation by Pedro Miguel Amakasu Raposo de Medeiros Carvalho and Hyo-Sook Kim


Chinese Telecommunications Companies in Africa: Competition or Partnership with African Telecommunications Companies? by Daouda Cissé


Pushing Women Further into Poverty and Gender-based Violence: The Impacts of Covid-19 in Rural and Urban Mali Areas by Asmao Diallo


Toward a Theory of Islandness: A Case Study of Art Tourism in the Naoshima Island, Japan by Stephanie Évora

ISSN 2758-1187 (Online)
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Call for Articles

The Japan Society for Afrasian Studies (JSAS) is pleased to announce the call for articles for its flagship, interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal: International Journal of Afrasian Studies (IJAS).

The purpose of this annual journal is to bring together and engage senior and young scholars, policymakers, researchers and graduate students with a particular interest and/or expertise in issues affecting Africa and Asia. The specific and inter-related objectives of the journal are to:

Anchor 1
  1. provide a forum for original research and critical dialogues about Africa and Asia.

  2. broaden the scope of intellectual exchanges on issues pertaining to Africa and Asia. 

  3. develop approaches for comprehending Africa and Asia, approaches that are authentic, relevant and meet the global standard of scholarship.


IJAS is especially interested in publishing academic articles, research notes and book reviews that focus on the relationship between Africa and Asia, on how and what each side can learn from one another, and on how the ties between the two can be further enhanced for their mutual benefit.  However, manuscripts on other aspects of the Afrasian experience that are consistent with the objectives of the journal will also be considered. 


Please download and read Instructions for Authors
Use the Template when you finalize your manuscript. 
Interested contributors should send their articles to 


The submission deadline for the fourth issue is the 1st of November, 2024.

IJAS Editorial Board

  Christian Otchia (Editor-in-Chief)
  Seifudein Adem
  Pedro Miguel Amakasu Raposo de Medeiros Carvalho
  Kumiko Makino
  Yoichi Mine

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