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Main Activities of the PAJ
The Population Association of Japan: PAJ was established in 1948. The association started a big project from 1997 to publish Dictionary of Population in 2001 to commemorate the anniversary. Nearly 200 authors within and other than the Association members will take part in writing the manuscript.
The PAJ has been publishing an academic journal, Jinkogaku Kenkyu (The Journal of Population Studies) since 1978 which celebrated the twentieth issue in 1997 and started to publish it twice a year from that year. The journal, commemorating the 20th issue, collected review articles overlooking the achievements in the six major fields of population studies over the 20 years in Japan, i.e. (1) population structure and aging (SAGAZA 1997), (2) migration, urbanization and distribution (OTOMO 1998), (3) fertility(OTANI 1997), (4) mortality and morbidity (NANJO and SHIGEMATSU 1997), (5) nuptiality, family and households (HIROSIMA 1998), (6) labour force and unemployment(KANEKIYO 1997), and (7) population projection and population policy (including family planning)(OKAZAKI 1997) which appeared on the issues number 20 to 23.
We can grasp the whole idea of the progress in the population studies in recent Japan since around 1975 by these articles, including another article on historical demography on the issue number 19 (KITO 1996).
In order to facilitate the development of the population studies in Japan, we hold an annual academic meeting once a year usually in June with regional meetings in three regions, i.e. Kyushu, Higashinihon and Kansai. The annual meetings include general sessions for members to report on any theme, a symposium and special sessions on pre-arranged themes.
To enhance the mutual understanding and cooperative works among demographers in East Asia, the committee for international exchange of the Association began the international activities in 1995 in cooperation with Japan Aging Research Center. The committee held a special lecture session titled 'Population Problems in Asia' at the forty-eighth annual meeting of the Association in Ota City in 1996. The lectures were 'On Malthus' Principles of Population by Takao SATO (Kanto Gakuen University), 'Population problems in China by XIAO Zhen-Yu (China Institute for Ageing Science), 'Population problems in Korea by CHOE Ehn-Hyun (Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs), and 'Population problems in Taiwan by SUN Te-Hsiung (Research Development Committee, Taiwan Government).
Chinese and Japanese demographers held a meeting in Beijing in 1997 and discussed the future cooperative activities at the occasion of the International Population Conference by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP).
An international forum was held at the fiftieth annual meeting of the Association this year. The theme was "Aging Issues in urban areas in East Asia". Population aging in Urban areas: present and in future in China was reported by GUI Shi-Xun (East China Normal University), in Korea by CHOE Ehn-Hyun (Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs), in Taiwan by SUN Te-Hsiung (Taiwan University), and in Japan by Atsushi OTOMO (Japan Women's University).
Aging issues and the policies in urban areas in Shanghai was reported by GUI Shi-Xun, in Seoul by YOON Jong-Joo (Gerontology Association of Korea), in Taegu by LEE Sung-Kook (Kyungpook Medical University), in Taipei by CHANG Ming-Cheng (Tokai University), and in Japan by Naomi MARUO (Nihon University).
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