I. The Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International

[The purpose]
The Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International (chairman Moriki Hosoe, Professor, Kuamkoto Gakuen University) is weighing the development of comprehensive, interdisciplinary academic research on regional, to provide a forum for exchanges between member each other and related agencies, regional an object of the present invention is to contribute to the advancement of science (Regional Science). Also, to actively promote exchanges with international-related institutions, as well as provide a forum for international exchange of opinions and research exchanges in member, widely to researchers in regional science and related various fields of the world , to provide a forum for research publication and research exchange.

The Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International is responsible for the following business.

Holding of annual meeting
Sponsored or co-sponsored research meetings and workshops
Society journal ( “Regional Studies (Studies in Regional Science)”), and publications of other occasional publications
Cooperation with domestic and foreign-related institutions
Promotion of scientific investigation and research
Commendation of individuals with a good track record with respect to such adaptation to research and education and society of regional science
Other, various activities to achieve the objectives of the Society
The Society is organized in the following member.
Full member (individual member): individuals with specialized knowledge or experience in the area or related various fields of interest of the Society
Corporate membership: agree with the purpose of the Society, corporation sponsored by the business of the Society or organization pursuant to this,

[International and Regional Association (The Regional Science Association International: RSAI)]
English name of the Japan region Society is translated as The Japan Section of The Regional Science Association International. Japan region Society, as a Society of official RSAI in Japan, and went to the thriving international activities, Japan region Society members, automatically, of Papers in Regional Science as a journal of the International Society of Regional Online It will be the international community Society member in the Subscriber’s category. Recently, among the university, something research reported at the international conferences in the laboratory, announced the like are important, Japan region Society, through the activities of the international community Society over the already more than 40 years, has received international acclaim .
RSAI is constituted by the three of Supra-Regional Science Association that has a different historical background, respectively The North American Regional Science Council, The European Regional Science Association (ERSA) and The Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization (PRSCO), Japan region Society has played a leading role in the development of regional science in the Pacific Rim as key members from the time of the establishment of PRSCO. Management of RSAI is carried out by the director of the Supra-Regional Science 9 adults and director of that was elected by three people from the Association, which a total of 15 people with 6 people who are separately elected from the entire world, the headquarters of the RSAI There is the United Kingdom, to lead the University.

Full member 13,000 yen (including the international community Society membership fees described above).
In addition, the student (or more master’s program), dues, there are benefits to be discounted to 8,000 yen.
(However, to apply these dues, but only if you are taking the case was delivered until the end of the previous fiscal year, or the procedures of the bank automatic pulling down in advance)
Corporate member mouthful 50,000 yen. You can enroll than bite. Benefits: 1 until the organization five people, the annual conference registration fees and the social fee will be waived.

[Membership Benefits]
Members can enjoy the following services.
Domestic member

Distribution of the agency journal published by the Society ( “Regional Studies” four books / year) and other publications (newsletter)
Post to the journal and other publications issued by the Society
Participation in various academic meetings that the Society will hold (annual convention, the International Symposium)
International member (applies to Online Subscriber of the category)

RSAI the engine journal published inernet distribution of (Papers in Regional Science years four books published) internet access and other publications to (RSAI NEWS)
Post to the journal and other publications RSAI issues
Supra-Regional participation and registration fee discount to the international conferences, such as Science Association sponsored
The Society was founded in 1962, June 19, is composed of members of the current about 950 people, it belongs to the Science Council of Japan Part 3 and the Japanese Economic Association Union.
Each year, the annual conference held by once, also it is the recommendation of the representative dispatch of the Supra-Regional Science Association in Japan Economic Association Union and the like.
The PRSCO International and Area Association and PRSCO Summer Institute takes place every other year, has been held in other major members take turns as a member of the main components of PRSCO (recently, 8th PRSCO Tokyo Conference (1983), 11th PRSCO Singapore tournament (1989), 4th PRSCO Summer Institute (1996 years), held the 5th PRSCO Summer Institute of the (1998)).
The 5th International and Area Association World Congress is one of the most important world tournament of RSAI once will be held in four years (The 5th World Congress of the RSAI), the Emperor and Empress your attendance of May 1996 the original, by the co-sponsored with the Science Council of Japan, held in Japan region Society and the Japan economic policy Association jointly, is a very professional of management from participants from abroad, a level unprecedented in all respects we received a high evaluation that was achieved.
More recently, in 2005, we grandly held the 19th PRSCO Tokyo tournament in Japan, Department of Economics, University of.

See this website for Officers of the Society.

MIZUNOYA laboratory, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8572 Japan
tel, fax: 029-853-7221
Executive director
Associate Professor, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8572 Japan
II. For admission procedure

Application for admission
Membership application form available from the Secretariat, which was fill out, please apply to the Secretariat in response to the recommendation of the current one member. Based on the submitted application form, and discussed by the Board of Directors, it will contact at a later date than the secretariat.
If the nominee is not obtained, please request to that effect secretariat. It makes a recommendation’s recommendation, and the like.

Note on the application form fill in
Fifth row: Always, signature, please seal.
Affiliation, institution name field: Fill in the years that started the service to the institution.
Home field: Please specify the mailing of such newsletter always.
Specialized field, degree column: without omission, please fill out accurately.
Expertise, research area classification column of RSAI: Therefore the following RESEARCH AREAS, please fill in the alphabet (multiple answers allowed). Please fill in all.

A. Migration and Mobility
B. Population
C. Employment
D. Housing and Households, Housing Markets
E. Labour, Labour Markets
F. Services(includes Retailing, Producer Services)
G. Industry
H. Agriculture
I. Infrastructure
J. Land Use
K. Small Firms
L. Large Firms and Transnationals
M. Planning Organ.Institutions
N. Regional Development Restructuring (general issues)
O. Metropolitan Areas
P. Non-metropolitan Areas
Q. European Integration
R. Trade Economic
S. Transportation, Travel
T. Recreation Tourism
U. New Technologies, Innovations (flexible production, telecommunication)
V. Ecological Issues (include Economy-Environment)
W. Resources
X. Others

A. General Methodological Philosophical Issues
B. Location Theory
C. Input-Output Analysis
D. MultiInterregional Modelling
E. Spatial Statistics and Spatial Data Analysis
F. Spatial Dynamics
G. Spatial Choice and Behaviour
H. Environmental-Economic Modelling
J. Others

A. Descriptive Inventory
B. Exploratory
C. Explanatory
D. Forecasting
E. Normative Policy (local, urban/regional, national, supranational)
A. North American
B. South America
C. Europe (Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, EC)
D. Asia/Pacific (Japan, Australia, China, etc.)
E. Africa