Publication Series and Journals

Japanese Language and Literature, the official journal of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese. In existence since 1966, JLL provides a scholarly forum for its members and the larger academic world in the area of Japanese literature, Japanese linguistics, teaching Japanese as a second or foreign language, and Japanese culture. Two issues are published each year. The journal is edited by Hiroshi Nara, EALL.

Shashi: the Journal of Japanese Business and Company History is a peer-reviewed annual publication on the history of business and manufacturing in Japan. We are especially interested in original research that utilizes shashi, or methodological examinations of them. The journal is edited by Hiroyuki Good, EAL.

Monkey Business is a Japanese translation journal that was started in 2011. The journal features translations of the best contemporary Japanese literature writers such as Yoko Ogawa, Hiromi Ito, and Hideo Furukawa. Monkey Business also features interviews and essays by Haruki Murakami and the works of earlier writers including Natsume Soseki and Nagai Kafu. American, British, and Canadian writers are also featured in effort to "create a bridge between Japanese and American writers and the audiences who love them" (Monkey Business). 


In September 2017, the University of Pittsburgh participated in the launch of the latest volume of Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan by hosting two events on campus in the hope to recognize and celebrate the ways Monkey Business has been a part of generating conversations not only cross-culturally, but also across languages and disciplines. These events brought together Japanese writers, Translation Studies Scholars, two of the world's leading translator's of Haruki Murakami, Pitt faculty and students, the creative writers of Pittsburgh, and students from Chatham University and Carnegie Mellon University. The events were recorded by Dr. Charles Exley, Associate  Professor of  Modern Japanese Literature and Film, and are available for viewing below. 

Monkey Business Event Part I

Monkey Business Event Part II