Asiatic Society of Japan

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Logo of the Asiatic Society of Japan, with Kanji characters in Seal script. Read top-to-bottom and right-to-left: 日本 / アジア / 協会 (the society's name, one word per column).

The Asiatic Society of Japan (日本アジア協会 Nihon Ajia Kyoukai?, lit. "Japan Asia society") is a society of Japanese studies (Japanology). Founded in 1872, the ASJ is Japan's oldest learned society.

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The Asiatic Society of Japan (ASJ) was founded in 1872, five years after the Meiji restoration, at Yokohama by British and American residents - in particular missionaries, diplomats, businessmen etc. Ernest Mason Satow and John Harington Gubbins were among the founder members.

The ASJ is Japan's oldest learned society and still very active today. Its journal, the Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan (ISSN 0913-4271), is published annually since 1874.

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  • Asiatic Society of Japan (1880). Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Volume 8. VOL. VIII. B. MEIKLEJOHN AND CO., PRINTERS, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN: The Society. Retrieved 1 March 2012. (Harvard University)(Digitized Sep 4, 2007)(YOKOHAMA : LANE, CRAWFORD & CO.; KELLY & CO. SHANGHAI : KELLY & WALSH. LONDON: TRÜBNER & CO. PARIS : ERNEST LEROUX)
  • Asiatic Society of Japan (1880). Transactions, Volume 8. VOL. VIII. B. MEIKLEJOHN AND CO. PRINTERS, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN. p. 482. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 

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