Seismological Society of Japan
|Purpose||the advancement of seismology|
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.
John Milne joined James Alfred Ewing and Thomas Lomar Gray and others in founding the Seismological Society in 1880. These men were among the many foreign advisors to the government in Meiji period Japan (o-yatoi gaikokujin).
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.
- Clancey, Gregory. (2006). Earthquake Nation: The Cultural Politics of Japanese Seismicity, 1868–1930. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 9780520246072; OCLC 219039402