Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

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Coordinates: 35°41′13.78″N 139°44′25.37″E / 35.6871611°N 139.7403806°E / 35.6871611; 139.7403806 The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (日本学術振興会, Nihon Gakujutsu Shinkō Kai) (JSPS), also known as Gakushin, is an independent administrative institution in Japan.[1]

JSPS exists to contribute to the advancement of all fields of the natural and social sciences and the humanities.[1]

History[change | change source]

The Society was created in 1932.[2] An endowment given by Emperor Shōwa helped establish Gakushin.[1]

Popular interest in the history of science led to the establishment of JSPS[3]

Gakushin evolved in a context of other societies and groups such as the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers[4] and the Research Institute for Chemistry and Physics.[2]

The Japanese government has always supported the society.[5]

In 1967, JSPS became a semi-governmental organization. The Society was reorganized as an independent administrative institution in 2003.[1]

Mission[change | change source]

JSPS has many scientific and academic programs. Its mission is

Publications[change | change source]

JSPS publications include:[1]

  • Gakujutsu Geppo (Japanese Scientific Monthly).[1]
  • Scientific books.[1]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), "Purpose & Functions, History"; retrieved 2012-2-4.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Heilbron, J.L. (2003). The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science, p. 210.
  3. Mizuno, Hiromi. (2009). Science for the Empire: Scientific Nationalism in Modern Japan, p. 4.
  4. Ohnami, Masateru. (1992). Fracture and Society, pp. 179-181.
  5. Mizuno, p. 112.

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