History

1954
Inaugural meeting on May 9 at the Osaka City Educational Center
First president: Kyoji Shinomiya  Members: 196
1st Annual Conference
1960
Launching the Journal of Social Welfare
1973
Official certification as an academic institution in the Science Council of Japan
1978
Board Member Masaru Osawa became a member of the Science Council of Japan
Launching the newsletter Society News
1980
Journal of Social Welfare published twice a year since Volume 21
1993
Number of members exceeds 2,000
1997
Public Symposium held four times in 1997-1998
Publishing of the Report on International Cooperation in Social Welfare
Launching of the English language Japanese Journal of Social Services
1999
Publishing of the report Seminar: Summary on post-war social welfare and outlooks for the 21st century - Volume I: Summary and Outlooks
Launching of the society website
2002
Signing of a Memorandum on the Promotion of Cooperative Research on Social Welfare between Korea and Japan
2003
Journal of Social Welfare published three times a year since Volume 44
Establishing the Japanese Society for the Study of Social Welfare Award
Publishing of 50 Years of Social Welfare Studies
2004
Adapting the Japanese Society for the Study of Social Welfare Ethical Guidelines for Research
2006
Policy and Theory Forum held seven times in 2006-2008.
Journal of Social Welfare published quarterly since Volume 47
Number of members exceeds 5,000
2007
Participation in the Japan Consortium for Sociological Societies
Participation in the Japanese Association of Social Welfare Academic Societies
2008
Japanese Society for the Study of Social Welfare Forum held six times in 2008-2011
Participation in the Council of Academies for Social Policies
2009
CiNii contracted for electric archival of the Journal of Social Welfare
2010
Acquisition of legal personality (General Incorporated Association)
National Convention to be held twice a year (Autumn and Spring)
Launching of the e-newsletter