Yoko Arisaka is currently a member of the research project, “Histories of Philosophy in a Global Perspective” at Hildesheim University, Germany. She has received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, Riverside (1996). She was Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Philosophy Department at the University of San Francisco (1996–2007) as well as Graduate Faculty at the Center for the Pacific Rim (now Center for Asia Pacific Studies). Since 2005 she lives in Hannover, Germany. She has been a Fellow at the Forschungsinstitut für Philosopohie Hannover (2009–2011), and since 2010 she has been an adjunct faculty at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Hildesheim, Germany. Her areas of interest include Japanese philosophy (especially Nishida Kitaro), political philosophy, philosophy of race, and feminism. Her publications include: Prophetischer Pragmatismus: Eine Einführung in das Denken von Cornel West (Introduction to the Thought of Cornel West), Jürgen Manemann, Yoko Arisaka, Volker Drell, Anna Maria Hauk, eds., München/Paderborn: Fink 2012. Kitaro Nishida in der Philosophie des 20. Jahrhunderts (Kitaro Nishida in the Philosophy of the 20th Century), Rolf Elberfeld and Yoko Arisaka, eds. Freiburg/München: Alber 2014. Tetsugaku Companion to Kitaro Nishida. Hisao Matsumaru, Yoko Arisaka, Lucy Schultz, eds. Cham: Springer 2022.