Message on COVID-19

Dear Colleagues,

As you have probably seen, the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (Corona virus) has evolved into a rather chaotic situation, with many countries declaring a state of emergency and closing borders in the attempt to limit the number of cases, and a general climate of disruption and uncertainty. As there is still no end in sight to the whole situation, we have to take into account the possibility that this might also affect the ENOJP conference scheduled to take place in Budapest from September 1 to 4.

We are working closely with the organizing committee in Budapest to monitor the situation and to think of contingency plans, just in case we are forced to cancel or postpone the conference this year. Hopefully, we will be able to make a decision somewhere around the end of May or the beginning of June, but until then we plan to go ahead as scheduled. 

So, if you intend to participate in the conference this year, do not hesitate to send your abstract. We will post updated information through this mailing list, as well as the conference website ( We want to reassure everybody that we will hold the conference as planned only if the situation is deemed safe enough for such a gathering to take place.

Should you have any questions or suggestions about this situation, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.


6th ENOJP Conference in Budapest

The 6th Conference of the European Network will be held in Budapest, Hungary.

Date: 1-4 September, 2020

General Topic: (Counter)Influences

Venue: Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), 4/A Múzeum körút, Budapest, H-1088, Hungary

Call for Papers Deadline: April 15, 2020

Contact the

More information on our Conference Website!

EJJP 4 (2019) now available

The European Journal of Japanese Philosophy 4 (2019) is now available on Amazon.

EJJP 4 in the US Amazon Store
EJJP4 (ebook) in the Apple Books Store
ISSN: 2367-3095 (print)
eISSN: 2700-0885 (online)
Price: about $15.00

Please look for the EJJP at the respective Amazon store of your country!

Library Subscriptions can be ordered via

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Message from the new President and Vice President

At the last ENOJP members meeting held at the 5th ENOJP Conference (2019) in Nagoya, Raquel Bouso (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) was elected as the new President of the ENOJP. As new president, Raquel chose Roman Pașca (Kyōto University, Japan) as the new Vice President. Raquel and Roman will take over their respective offices from former President, Jan Gerrit Strala (Aichi Prefectural University), and former Vice President, Takeshi Morisato (Sun Yat-sen University, China), who will remain in the board of directors. We would like to thank Jan and Takeshi for their great work in promoting and fostering the network and welcome Raquel and Roman in their new positions!

Raquel and Roman would like to share the following welcoming message:

Dear members of ENOJP,

I hope this message finds you well. As you know, according to the constitution of our network, it was time to change the management team and, therefore, for the next mandate, we hope to develop the task of coordinating the ENOJP with myself, Raquel Bouso, (as president-elect in the vote that took place at the recent conference in Nagoya) and Roman Paşca as vice president. We are honored and happy to assume the positions and we thank you for your confidence. We are also delighted to continue counting on Leon Krings as treasurer and Pierre Bonneels as record keeper. They, together with Jan Gerrit as president and Takeshi Morisato as vice president, have formed a magnificent team that has led the association to connect more than one hundred people from all over the world with a common interest in Japanese philosophy, founding a new academic journal and a new publishing company, in addition to boosting the organization of five wonderful conferences and numerous other activities. We would like to express our deep recognition and thanks to them on behalf of all ENOJP members.
At the moment we are already taking care of the organization of the next conference and we expect soon to inform you of the dates and the place where it will be held. It goes without saying that all ideas, critical comments or proposals that you have are well received. And please, do not forget to communicate to us your activities, research and publications so that we can share the information and disseminate it. Let’s continue networking and strengthening ties. We send you greetings and remain at your disposal,

Raquel Bouso, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Roman Pașca, Kyoto University

Videos from the 5th ENOJP Conference

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