Who We Are (Mission)

The Japanese Educational Research Association for Social Studies (JERASS) – formerly the West Japan Social Studies Research Association (WJSSRA) formed in 1951 – has seen several changes and developments in recent time with JERASS including practitioners, policy makers, and researchers who have special interests in social studies education. The main functions of JERASS are to construct and produce theories and practices related to social studies as well as to supporting relevant studies. JERASS believes in fostering people who have the potential to contribute to these fields in the future.
The aim of JERASS is to promote, accumulate, and expand research and projects on social studies by exploring new perspectives. It aims to do this by organizing and supporting lectures, seminars, and workshops that enhance networking among national and international institutions and by publishing journals, books, and websites on a regular basis.


Department of Social Studies Education, Graduate School of Education
Hiroshima University
1-1-1, Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima,Hiroshima
739-8524, JAPAN

【TEL】 082-424-4670
【FAX】 082-424-5083


The 68th JERASS Annual Conference
【Place】shimane University
【Date】November 9-10, 2019
Further details will be announced later.