Mathematical Society of Japan

The original organization of the Mathematical Society of Japan (MSJ), the Tokyo Mathematics Society, was founded in 1877, and the MSJ, as we have today, was established in 1946. The founders of the "Tokyo Mathematics Society" recognized the importance of mathematics as the basis of all sciences and devoted themselves to introducing European mathematics to Japan. In the ensuing 130 plus years, mathematical research and education in Japan have seen dramatic development, and the achievements of Japanese mathematical researchers have received high recognition throughout the world. The Japanese mathematical environment has produced three Fields medalists and the first Gauss prize winner, and it enjoys a firmly established reputation internationally.