What about JASAG: Japan Association of Simulation & Gaming?
Hidehiko KANEGAE*1 and Shigehisa TSUCHIYA*2
*1Ritsumeikan University, Tojiin 56-1, Kita-ku, Kyoto
*2NPO-JASAG, Takadanobaba 4-4-19, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
This brief essay introduces outline of Japan Association of Simulation & Gaming (JASAG) which was established 21st January 1989 and was reinstated academic society of the Science Council of Japan until its reforming. JASAG is a member of academic societies in Oukan, Transdisciplinary Federation of Science and Technology and has been re-formed just from an academic society into a non-profit organization authorized by the government of Japan in 2009. JASAG has been an important regional member society of International Association of Simulation & Gaming (ISAGA) since 1989. More than one-third of the members belong to social science and art fields including communication, education and language studies, and that is the reason why JASAG is one of the biggest organizations of an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary cybernetics group in Japan.