The History and Future Directions of the Japan Statistical Society
Seikei University, Kichijoji-Kitamachi 3-3-1, Musashino-shi, Tokyo
The Japan Statistical Society is a professional society of statisticians founded in 1931. The mission of the society is to promote excellence in statistical research and research training, in statistical education, and in the practice of statistics as well. In this article, after a brief review of its long history the present activities of the society are presented such as academic journal publications, organization of annual meetings, international affairs and also awarding of distinguished statisticians, among others. Future directions that the society aims to are also discussed.