The Japanese Chapter of the International System Dynamics Society (JSD)

1998 Report of the Japanese Chapter

July 1998



Corporations: 12


Persons: 101 (including 32 Society members)

Activities (from August, 1997 through July, 1998):


Monthly Meeting. We have two kinds of monthly meeting ; Monthly Research Meeting and National Model Meeting. Meeting is held Saturday afternoon from 13:30 to 17:00 at Tokei Kenkyukai, Shimbashi Tokyo. Attendance averaged 15 persons.

[Monthly Research Meeting]


The 63rd "Report about the 15th ISDC in Turkey - Systems Approach to Learning and Education into the 21th Century." Saburo Kameyama (Chuo University), Tomohumi Sumita ( The University of Electronic-Communication), Hironori Kurono (Kyushu International University). August 30th (Sat), 1997. From 13:30 to 17:00.


The 64th "Report about the Joint Session with JASAG - Social Systems and Modeling Education." Saburo Kameyama (Chuo University). October 18th (Sat), 1997. From 13:30 to 17:00.


The 65th "A New Simulation Environment using Internet for a SD Model." Minoru Mukuta (Nippon Institute of Technology). November 15th (Sat), 1997. From 13:30 to 17:00.


The 66th "Cocaine Eradication and SD Models - about the papers of J.B.Homer, R.G.Coyle, M.D.Alexander."Toru Suetake (Tomatu Auditing Corporation). December 20th (Sat), 1997. From 13:30 to 16:00.


The 67th "A Viewpoint of Dynamic Systems - Simple System and Complex System." Kei Takeuchi (Meijigakuin University). January 17th(Sat), 1998. From 13:30 to 16:00.


The 68th "OR and SD - My OR Life." Toshiro Shimada (Meiji University). March 28th (Sat), 1998. From 13:30 to 16:00.


The 69th "System Dynamics Tool - Powersim." Norihiro Matumoto (Japan S.I. Laboratory Co. Ltd.). May 16th (Sat), 1998. From 13:30 to 17:00.


The 70th "Practices of Engineering Education using SD." Atsushi Fukuda (Nippon University.). June 20th (Sat), 1998. From 13:30 to 17:00.


The 71st "Innovation Diffusion Theory and SD." Toshio Mitsufuji (Aichi Gakusen University.). July 18th (Sat), 1998. From 13:30 to 17:00.


[National Model Meeting]


The 8th "Some Problems of a Local Government." Hiroshi Kanzaki (The Workers' Training Institute of Chiba-City). Feb 21st (Sat), 1998. From 13:30 to 17:00.


The 9th "An Achievement of an Equilibrated Capital Location by Regionally Proportional Distribution of Investment." Hidenori Kobayashi (Chuo University). April 18th (Sat), 1998. From 13:30 to 17:00.


Research Projects for Special Problems

JSD authorized the following research projects starting this year:


Theoretical Approach to SD (Shogo Sakakura)


Research on Financial Systems (Tomofumi Sumita)


Social Security (Takahiro Kojima)


Environmental Problems (Yoshio Hanzawa)


SD National Model (Saburo Kameyama)


Development of SD Course Wares (Hidenori Kobayashi)


Issue of JSD Journal (System Dynamics) Volume 2 (now in printing).


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