History

1954
Japanese Society for the Study of Social Welfare inaugural meeting was held on May 9 at the Osaka City Educational Center.
First president: Kyoji Shinomiya Members: 196
The 1st Annual Conference of Japanese Society for the Study of Social Welfare was held.
1960
Published "Journal of Social Welfare"
1973
Officially certified as an academic institution of the Science Council of Japan
1978
Mr. Masaru Osawa, Board of Directors became a member of the Science Council of Japan.
Released "Society News" No. 1
1980
Published "Journal of Social Welfare" Volume 21 (biannually from this volume)
1993
Number of members exceeds 2,000
1997
"Public Symposium" was held four times in 1997-1998.
Published "Report of the International Cooperation in Social Welfare"
Published "Japanese Journal of Social Services"
1999
Published "Seminar: Summary of post-war social welfare and the outlook for the 21st Century,ⅠSummary and the Outlook"
Society website launched
2002
Signed the "Memorandum on the promotion of cooperative research on social welfare" between Japan and Korea
2003
Published "Journal of Social Welfare", Volume 44 (three times a year from this volume)
Established the "Japanese Society for the Study of Social Welfare Award"
Published "50 Years of Social Welfare Studies"
2004
Developed "Ethical guidelines for research of Japanese Society for the Study of Social Welfare"
2006
"Policy and Theory Forum" was held seven times in 2006-2008.
"Journal of Social Welfare" Volume 47 (quarterly from this volume)
Number of members exceeds 5,000
2007
Participated in the Japan Consortium for sociological societies
Participated in the Union of Japanese social welfare studies
2008
"Japanese Society for the Study of Social Welfare Forum" was held six times in 2008-2011
Participated in Social Policy Related Societies
2009
"Journal of Social Welfare" consigned CiNii to be the electronic archives
2010
Japanese Society for the Study of Social Welfare became legal personality.
National Convention was held twice a year, Fall and Spring
Published electric mail newsletter