Sophia University’s Publications

Here, we introduce Sophia University’s publications.

University Brochure/ Graduate School Brochure

Sophia’s undergraduate/graduate school brochures are available for viewing online.

SOPHIA magazine

SOPHIA magazine is an English-language publication of Sophia University, primarily for Interntional stakeholders, highlighting the strengths of Sophia from multiple perspectives. The print edition is published twice a year, in summer and winter.

SOPHIA Viewbook

Sophia viewbook introduces general information and characteristics of Sophia, as well as information on research organizations and researchers.

Sophia University Press(SUP)

Respecting the search for wisdom and aspiring to true learning

Sophia University Press (SUP) is dedicated to disseminating the results of Sophia University’s education and research to the world. It aims to contribute to the creation of culture and to the development of the University and its history by publishing not only the research of individuals but also the results of collaborative research.

Sophia University Times

The Sophia University Times is published 9 times a year, mainly for Sophia University students, their parents, faculty, and staff, with the aim of promoting close communication between the University and its students as well as their parents. It contains information on Sophia University’s basic policies on education and research, specific initiatives and activities, as well as various events and topics on campus.

Back Issues of Sophia University Times can be accessed through Web Piloti

Monumenta Nipponica

The first issue was published in 1938 with the following objectives: to communicate the value of Japan’s outstanding cultural traditions to a wide range of Western readers; to bring together Japanese and European scholars interested in Far Eastern culture; and to provide a common platform for Eastern and Western people to exchange ideas and research results.

The articles cover a wide range of topics, including literature, history, religion, art, and thought, and include translations of original texts. Papers submitted from both Japan and overseas are rigorously reviewed by experts in their respective fields and carefully edited for inclusion in the journal. Each issue also includes more than a dozen book reviews of books on Japan in English, French, and German.

Back issues are available electronically at JSTOR (, where all issues since the first issue are available online except for the most recent five years. In addition, starting with Volume 60, Issue 1 (Spring 2005), the latest issues are available online at Project MUSE (, an e-journal database of Johns Hopkins University.
The magazine was published 4 times a year between 1972 and 2007 but has been published twice a year beginning in 2008, just like when it was first published.

Sophia University

For Others, With Others