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Parazine: Parasophia’s semi-official newspaper by students

May 23, 2014 (Fri.) 21:56

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The inaugural issue of Parazine (ISSN 2188-5435), Parasophia’s semi-official newspaper by editor-in-chief and Professional Advisory Board member Hiroshi Yoshioka (Professor of Aesthetics and Theory of Arts, Kyoto University) and more than twenty undergraduate and graduate students from the Kansai region, was published on April 4.

Parazine no. 001 (Spring 2014) features an introductory text by Yoshioka; “PARA- WHAT??,” an in-depth round-table discussion between Yoshioka and the students ultimately on universal issues, with Parasophia and this paper itself as a starting point; “Cinema Parachute no. 1: Hannah Arendt” by Jihye Yun; “Parasophia au Monde no. 1: Nuit Blanche à Paris” by Miki Okubo; “Forumanto Kyōdai no Parasophia [The Formant Brothers’ Parasophia]” by Nobuyasu Sakonda; and a chronology of the uniquely long process of creating this first issue.

Around mid-April, the paper was distributed through various locations throughout the country.  With more and more locations going out of stock and many inquiries still being made to the Parasophia Office, the Office and the Parazine team have decided to make a PDF version of the paper available on Parasophia’s website.  The PDF version of Parazine no. 001 (in Japanese only) can be downloaded in the Publications section of our website.


Also, on April 1, the Japanese online magazine AMeeT published an interview with editor-in-chief Yoshioka by Jihye Yun and Jun Asami, two of the students on the editorial team.  The interview gives a full picture of the project’s background, as well as what Yoshioka has in mind for Parazine for this first issue and beyond.

AMeeT: (in Japanese only)
AMeeT Feature – Parazine interview with Hiroshi Yoshioka: (in Japanese only)

See also: Semi-official newspaper by students in the making, leads to grant from the Nissha Foundation for Printing Culture and Technology (March 8, 2014)