I. The Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International

[The objective]
The Japan Regional Society (Chairman , Professor of Economics, Shuetsu Takahashi, Tohoku Gakuin University) aims a comprehensive and interdisciplinary academic research progress on the region, provides a forum for interaction between members and related organizations, and regional science Regional Science) in order to contribute to the progress of development. In addition, we actively promote exchanges with international related organizations, provide a forum for international exchange of ideas and exchange of research with members, as well as providing broad opportunities for researchers in regional science and related fields in the world , Publish research results and provide opportunities for research exchange.

[Our activity]
Activities of The Japan Section of the Regional Science Association International are as follows.

Holding of annual convention
Organizing or co-organizing a study group / workshop etc.
Publication of academic journal (“Studies in Regional Science”), and other occasional publications
Cooperative activities with relevant domestic and international organizations
Promotion of academic research and research
Recognition of individuals with outstanding track record in research and education of regional science and adaptation to society
Other activities to achieve the purpose of the Society


Our society is organized by the following members.
Regular members (Individual members): Individuals with specialized knowledge or experience in the study field related our society or related fields.
Corporate member: A corporation that supports the purpose of this society and supports the project of this society, or a group equivalent thereto.

[International and Regional Association (The Regional Science Association International: RSAI)]
The English name of our society is The Japan Section of The Regional Science Association International. Our society is actively participating in international activities as an official RSAI constitution academic society in Japan and Members of our society automatically accept Papers in Regional Science online as an institutional journal of the International Regional Society Become a member of the International Regional Society in the category of Subscriber. Recently, as society and research institute emphasize research reports and presentations at international academic societies, the Japan Regional Society has already gained internationally high acclaim through activities at the International Regional Society for over 40 years .
RSAI consists of three Supra-Regional Science Associations with different historical backgrounds, The North American Regional Science Council, The European Regional Science Association (ERSA) and The Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization (PRSCO) The academic society plays a leading role in the development of regional science in the Pacific Rim as a major member since the establishment of PRSCO. The administration of RSAI was carried out by a total of 15 members including 9 members elected by each Supra-Regional Science Association and 6 members elected separately from the whole world, and the headquarters of RSAI I am at Lead University in the UK.

Full membership 13,000 yen (including membership fees for the above-mentioned international regional academic societies).
Also, for students (master’s degree or higher), there is a benefit that the membership fee is discounted to 8,000 yen.
(However, these membership fees are applied only when delivery is done by the end of the previous fiscal year, or when bank automatic withdrawal procedures are in advance)
Corporate member bid 50,000 yen. You can join from a bite. Benefits: Up to 5 groups of one organization, exemption from annual convention fee registration fee and social gathering fee will be exempted.

[Membership Benefits]

Members can enjoy the following services.
Domestic members.
1. Distribution of institutional journals published by the Institute (“Area Studies” 4 volumes / year) and other publications (Newsletter).
2. Submission of research paper to the journal and other publications published by our society .
3. Participation in various academic meetings (annual conference, international symposium) held by our society.

International members (applicable to Online Subscriber category).
Internet access to the journal issued by RSA (Papers in Regional Science, published four books a year).and distribution of other publications (RSAI NEWS) by internet.
Posting to the magazine published by RSAI and other publications.
Participation in International Association etc sponsored by Supra-Regional Science Association and discount of registration fee.

[Recent Activity]
Established on June 19, 1970, the society now consists of approximately 950 members, belongs to the Japan Science Council and the Japan Economic Association Association.
Every year, we hold annual conference once, and we recommend recommendation such as representative dispatch to Supra-Regional Science Association etc. to Japan Association of Economic Associations.
The PRSCO International Regional Society and the PRSCO Summer Institute, which are held every other year, are held as members of the PRSCO’s main constituent circulation with other key members (Recently, the 8th PRSCO Tokyo Convention (1983), 11 th PRSCO Singapore Competition (1989), the 4th PRSCO Summer Institute (1996), the 5th PRSCO Summer Institute (1998)).
The 5th World Congress of the RSAI, one of the most important international conventions of RSAI held once every four years, was held in May 1996 by the Emperor and Empress Originally jointly sponsored by the Science Council of Japan, the Japan Regional Society and Japan Economic Policy Society jointly held, it was a very professional management from overseas participants, and in every respect unprecedented levels I got a high reputation that I achieved it.
Recently, in the year 2005, the 19th PRSCO Tokyo Convention was held grandly at the Faculty of Economics, Nihon University.

Please see this website for the officials of our 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 membership

Please fill out the application form and submit it to the secretariat with the recommendation of one current member. Based on the submission application form, we will deliberate at the Board of Directors and contact the Secretariat at a later date.
If you can not obtain a nominee, please inform the secretariat to that effect. We will recommend nominee etc.
Please contact the secretariat above for application for membership of corporate members.

Notes on filling in application form
Signature: Be sure to sign and seal.
“Institution” Box : Please fill in the year and month when you started working on the institution as well.
“Home” Box: Please be sure to specify the mailing address for receiving our Newsletter etc.
Field of expertise, degree field: Please fill in exactly without omitting it.
Specialty field, research area of RSAI Classification column: Please fill in the alphabet according to the following RESEARCH AREAS (multiple answers possible). 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