Ryosuke Kakinami is a philosopher based in Japan. After having studied at the University of Tokyo and the University of Paris X, he is Associate Professor at the University of Yamagata, Japan, where he teaches Philosophy, Cultural Studies and French. He has contributed in Lorna Collins and Elizabeth Rush (eds.), Making Sense: For an Effective Aesthetics (Peter Lang, 2011). Recently, he co-edited a special issue of the review Tayôtai (Manifold: for the aesthetics of whatever beings, Getsuyosha, Tokyo, vol. 2, October 2020) Kakinami is currently translating Lacoue-Labarthe & Nancy’s L’absolu Littéraire (forthcoming).