Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi)
Online ISSN : 1884-0884
Print ISSN : 0022-135X
About the journal

The Tokyo Geographical Society was established in 1879, after the Meiji Restoration, as one of the pioneering modern societies of the sciences. Following the establishment of the European Royal Geographical Societies, successive presidents of the society were appointed from among members of Japan's imperial family. Since the 1970s, presidents have been elected from among member scientists.
The Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi) was first published in 1889. Its main editorial scope was geography, which included human science. With advances in the natural and human sciences, particularly after the establishment of plate tectonics in Earth science in the 1960s, geology and geophysics were also included. Our society has been flexible to change over time in adopting disciplines required to clarify phenomena related to the Earth. Recently, environmental sciences, which include urban disasters, civilization, infrastructure, eco-system, and saving energy, have been covered in the journal. More recently, with the inclusion of biospheric subjects, we have been offering extensive coverage of sciences that describe phenomena related to the Earth. Our journal presents subjects that not only bring together natural and human sciences, but also focuses on the history of the Earth and life both today and in the future. However, the central core of the journal is always based on solid Earth, environmental, and human sciences. 

Published by Tokyo Geographical Society   

Our Editorial team
Yohta KUMAKI

Editor in chief
Senshu University

  • Robert GELLER

    Editor
    Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo

  • Masaki TAKAHASHI

    Editor
    Nihon University

  • Mitsuru YAMAMOTO

    Editor
    Senshu University

  • Takayuki ARIMA

    Editor
    Teikyo University

  • Kenichi UENO

    Editor
    University of Tsukuba

  • Kyosuke ONISHI

    Editor
    Public Works Research Institute

  • Shin KAJITA

    Editor
    University of Tokyo

  • Akihiko KONDOH

    Editor
    Chiba University

  • Masaya SUZUKI

    Editor
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

  • Akiko TANAKA

    Editor
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

  • Tomonori NAYA

    Editor
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

  • Yukihiro HIRAI

    Editor
    Komazawa University

  • Daiji HIRATA

    Editor
    Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History

  • Satoru HONDA

    Editor
    Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo

  • Hideaki MAEMOKU

    Editor
    Hosei University

  • Keisuke MATSUI

    Editor
    University of Tsukuba

  • Masaya YASUHARA

    Editor
    Rissho University

  • Tetsuya WARAGAI

    Editor
    Nihon University

Subject Area
  • Earth Sciences and Astronomy
  • Biology, Life Sciences and Basic Medicine
  • Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Information Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Sciences
  • Anthropology, History and Geography
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  • TitleJournal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi)
  • PublisherTokyo Geographical Society
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