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, Thomas Lomar Gray and Thomas Corwin Mendenhall in founding the Seismological Society in 1880. These men were teaching at the Imperial College of Tokyo (now called the University of Tokyo) and were 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.
- "Understanding Earthquakes".
- "Self Styled Genius: The Life of Thomas Corwin Mendenhall".
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Inventor, John Milne
- Clancey, Gregory. (2006). Earthquake Nation: The Cultural Politics of Japanese Seismicity, 1868–1930, p. 63., p. 63, at Google Books
- Clancey, p. 101., p. 101, at Google Books
- All acronyms, Zisin, J Seismol Soc Jpn
- Clancey, Gregory. (2006). Earthquake Nation: The Cultural Politics of Japanese Seismicity, 1868–1930. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 9780520246072; OCLC 219039402
- Davison, Charles. (2014). The Founders of Seismology. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1107691490; 
- Robinson, Andrew. (2016). Earth-Shattering Events: Earthquakes, Nations and Civilizations. Thames & Hudson. ISBN 978-0500518595; 
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