2007 年 28 巻 Special_Issue_1 号 p. S3-S24
At the end of 2005 Biometric Society of Japan (BSJ) cerebrated a quarter of a century of its establishment, a 25-year period over which the number of BSJ members has increased to about 450 from 220 and it has engaged a wide range of research and education. In this report, I reviewed the major activities of BSJ and the achievements that BSJ members have made by investigating the temporal trend of published papers in such journals as Japanese Journal of Biometrics, Biometrics and Statistics in Medicine. I further investigated the Japanese achievements published in the Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences and the Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics. Based on these investigations, I discussed the key conditions that, I think, could improve the present situation and infuence the future activities and status of Japanese Biostatisticians.