Mutual Images is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal, created and edited by the scholarly and independant Mutual Images Research Association. The first volume was published in Summer 2016, the second in Winter 2017, and since then, two volumes per year are issued, in Spring and Autumn.
Its field of interest is the analysis and discussion of the ever-changing, multifaceted relations between Europe and Asia, and between specific European countries or regions and specific Asian countries or regions. A privileged area of investigation concerns the mutual cultural influences between Japan and other cultures, with a special emphasis on visual cultures, media studies and the cultural imaginary.
Our journal mainly hosts contributions from the proceedings of the Mutual Images Research Association's workshops. The first three workshops held in Japan and France focused on the relationships between Japan and Europe. Since 2015, the range of events we offered has significantly widened and researchers focusing on the interactions between Japan and other non-European cultures are also invited to apply to workshops and/or conferences.
However, this journal is open to contributions (papers, reviews, interviews etc.) from scholars and researchers interested in the mutual relations between Europe and Asia from the perspective of human and social sciences, regardless of their involvement in our events.
As an international journal, Mutual Images uses English as a lingua franca and strives for multi-, inter- and/or trans-disciplinary perspectives.
As an Open Access Journal, it provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
The journal is registered under the ISSN 2496-1868.