Seismological Society of Japan

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Seismological Society of Japan
Seismological Society of Japan (logo).jpg
Abbreviation SSJ
Formation 1880
Type Non-profit
Purpose the advancement of seismology
Website http://www.soc.nii.ac.jp

The Seismological Society of Japan (日本地震学会 Nihon jishin Gakkai?) or SSJ is a learned society (professional association) with the goal of advancing the understanding of earthquakes and other seismic phenomena.

History[edit]

John Milne joined James Alfred Ewing and Thomas Lomar Gray and others in founding the Seismological Society in 1880.[1] These men were among the many foreign advisors to the government in Meiji period Japan (o-yatoi gaikokujin).[2]

The founding president of the society was Ichizō Hattori.[3]

Publications[edit]

The organization publishes the Journal of the Seismological Society of Japan (地震 Jishin?) abbreviated at "J Seismol Soc Jpn". The publication is also known as Zisin, which is a syllabic abbreviation.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Inventor, John Milne
  2. ^ Clancey, Gregory. (2006). Earthquake Nation: The Cultural Politics of Japanese Seismicity, 1868–1930, p. 63., p. 63, at Google Books
  3. ^ Clancey, p. 101., p. 101, at Google Books
  4. ^ All acronymns, Zisin, J Seismol Soc Jpn

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