Thanks for your participation in IVRJ 2023 and submission guidelines

Dear IVRJ 2023 participants,

On behalf of the IVRJ 2023 Organising Committee, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for your active participation in our conference held at Chiba University from 16 to 18 September 2023.

We are pleased to inform you that we are planning to publish the selected papers read at the conference as an ARSP Beiheft (supplement). Papers on any topic in philosophy of law, political philosophy, ethics, and applied ethics are welcome, but papers related to the conference theme ‘East Meets West: Justice, Law and Politics’ will be given particular consideration. Please note the following important details:

Deadline for paper submission: The deadline for submission of papers is 7 January 2024, 23:59 JST (14:59 UTC). Please note that we cannot grant any extensions after this date.

Submission email: Please submit your paper as a Word document attachment to Please include the name of the author (or first author in the case of co-authored papers) in the file name of the Word document.

Paper requirements: Submitted papers should be in English and between 4,000 and 6,000 words, including footnotes. Please ensure that your submission complies with the ARSP Beihefte – Guidelines. Please ensure that you follow the guidelines, as failure to do so may be grounds for rejection.

Originality: Submitted papers must be previously unpublished and original work presented at IVRJ 2023.

Co-authors: Adding persons who did not participate as co-authors is not allowed.

English proofreading: Authors whose first language is not English are responsible for ensuring that their papers are proofread in English.

Review process: All submitted papers will undergo a peer review process.

Publication rights: We have not publicly distributed the IVRJ 2023 Proceedings, so if you do not submit your paper to us, you are free to submit the same content to other journals or publications.

If you have any questions or require further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us at We will be happy to assist you.

We would also like to inform you that we are planning the 3rd IVR Japan International Conference. While the exact dates and location have not yet been finalised, we will keep you informed as these details are confirmed. We will post updates on the new conference website and on the official IVR website. Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Kind regards,

Hidehiko Adachi, President of IVR Japan

Michihiro Kaino, Secretary General of IVR Japan

The 2nd IVR Japan International Conference

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd IVR (Internationale Vereinigung für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy) Japan International Conference on “East Meets West: Justice, Law, and Politics” will be held at Chiba University near Tokyo from the 16th to 18th of September 2023. The conference will consist of plenary lectures and general sessions. Confirmed lecturers are Prof. Daniel A. Bell at the University of Hong Kong and Prof. Hirohide Takikawa at the University of Tokyo. Prof. Bell will deliver the 13th Kobe Lecture, which will be open to the public. The conference’s official language is English.

We invite researchers and graduate students to submit paper proposals for general sessions. Papers on any topics in the areas of legal philosophy, political philosophy, ethics, and applied ethics in a broad sense are welcome, but papers on topics related to the conference’s theme are particularly considered. Panel proposals on any topics in these areas are also invited.

We have a plan to publish selected papers on the conference’s theme in a special issue of some international journal published by a Western publisher. Call for Papers is to be released in January 2023.