Academic Societies Related to Education in Japan


  • Japan Comparative Education Society
    Its main goal is ‘to contribute to development and spread of comparative education and to promote cooperation in the study of comparative education both in Japan and overseas’.




  • Japanese Society of Child Science
    It aims to establish “Child Science,” which is an integrative and interdisciplinary study of children that transcends and bridges barriers between the humanities and sciences.


  • Japan Society of Developmental Psychology
    The founding principle of the JSDP was to advance in harmony both scientific research and practical activities, serving its members and actively disseminating important information to society.


  • Japan Society of Educational Sociology
    The Japan Society for Educational Sociology is an academic organization established in 1948, with the aims to promote educational sociology and enhance communication for research among members. It has about 1,400 members and conducts various activities vigorously.


  • The Japanese Association of Special Education.
    The Japanese Association of Special Education is the research group that makes researches on both fundamental and practice for independence and the social participation of the disabilities, consisting of concerned parties from the fields including the child care, education, psychology, medical treatment, healthcare, welfare or labor.


  • The Japanese Society of Baby Science
    The Japanese Society of Baby Science adopts a comprehensive approach to the study of infants, employing a wide range of perspectives drawn from medicine, brain science, developmental psychology, engineering, psychology, and public policy.


The Linguistic Society of Japan (LSJ), one of Japan’s major academic societies in the Humanities, is a non-profit organization supported by approximately 2,000 domestic and international members and is dedicated to the scientific study of human languages.


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