Seismological Society of Japan
Abbreviation SSJ
Formation 1880
Type Non-profit
Purpose/focus 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 and Thomas Lomar Gray and others in founding the Seismological Society in 1880.[1] These men were among the many foreign advisors to the government in Meiji period Japan (o-yatoi gaikokujin).[2]

The founding president of the society was Ichizō Hattori.[3]


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 abbreciation.[4]



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