Japanese Geographical Union

Chair: HIMIYAMA, Yukio

Vice-Chair: SUGAI, Toshihiko

URL: http://www.ajg.or.jp/union/ (Japanese)


Office Address:
Japan Academic Societies Center
Yayoi 2-4-16, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0032, Japan.

Phone: +81-3-3815-1912

Fax: +81-3-3815-1672

The Japanese Geographical Union was founded in 1998 and is a flexible network-type organization for the promotion of the research and educational activities in Geography in Japan.
At present, 25 associations are joining the Japanese Geographical Union.

The Purpose and Activities

The purpose of the union is to expand research in geography, promote mutual exchanges and colloquiums for geography professionals, and contribute to the development of geographical research through organizational interactions. In order to achieve this goal, the union conducts the following undertakings:

(1) Sponsor symposia and conferences.

(2) Conduct information exchanges with related organizations and associations.

(3) Promote the spread of geographical knowledge into the society, including maps, regions, environments, information, and so on.

Full Members

GIS Association in Japan

Japanese Geomorphological Union

Japanese Society of Biometeorology

Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

Tokyo Geographical Society

The Association of Japanese Geographers

The Japanese Association for Arid Land Studies

The Geographic Education Society of Japan

The Japanese Society for Geographical Sciences

The Tohoku Geographical Association

Japanese Association on Geographical Space

Corresponding Members

Japan Association for Human and Environmental Symbiosis

Japan Association of Groundwater Hydrology

Japan Society of Regional Science

Japan Cartographers Association

Japanese Society of Snow and Ice

The Association of Geography Educators of Japan

The City Planning Institute of Japan

The Geological Society of Japan

The Human Geographical Society of Japan

The Japan Association of Economic Geographers

The Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources

The Japanese Association of Hydrological Sciences

The Japanese Society of Limnology

The Society of Agricultural Meteorology of Japan

The Association of Historical Geographers in Japan

Last updated: March 6, 2014