Mathematical Society of Japan

The Mathematical Society of Japan (MSJ, Japanese: 日本数学会) is a learned society for mathematics in Japan.

In 1877, the organization was established as the Tokyo Sugaku Kaisha and was the first academic society in Japan. It was re-organized and re-established in its present form in 1946.

The MSJ has more than 5,000 members.[citation needed] They have the opportunity to participate in programs at MSJ meetings which take place in spring and autumn each year. They also have the opportunity to announce their own research at these meetings.


Geometry PrizeEdit

Takebe PrizeEdit

In the context of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the Mathematical Society of Japan established the Takebe Prize for the encouragement of those who show promise as mathematicians. The award is named after Edo period mathematician Takebe Katahiro (建部賢弘, 1664-1739) (also known as Takebe Kenkō).[1]

English Publications from MSJEdit

MSJ publishes the following journals in English.

  • Journal of the Mathematical Society of Japan (JMSJ)[2]
  • Japanese Journal of Mathematics (JJM)[3][4]
  • Publications of the Mathematical Society of Japan[5]
  • Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics[6]
  • MSJ Memoirs[7][8]

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