Abstract for: Japan Chapter Poster Presentation

HISTORY OF JAPAN CHAPTER: System Dynamics history in Japan commenced in 1960s; several textbooks of Industrial Dynamics were published in those days. After that, many researchers used system dynamics in their own field individually for about 30 years. Thereafter, system dynamics researchers gathered and founded the Japan Chapter of the System Dynamics Society in 1990. Since then, members were beginning to prepare the International System Dynamics Conference. We held the 1995 conference hosted by Gakushuin University in Tokyo. In 2006, Japan Chapter had over 100 members. As research activities, the Japan Chapter publishes an annual journal and holds regular research meetings and symposiums, usually in Tokyo. The recent theme of the public symposium was "Sustainable Management for the Economic Crisis once in a century". This conference site was in Nagoya University, the first conference outside Tokyo. We always welcome System Dynamics Society members or users who visit Japan. Several system dynamics researchers have already had meetings hosted by the Japan Chapter. Contact with our office is greatly appreciated.