The Tohoku Geographical Association is an academic society for promoting geographical study and education, established in 1947 at Sendai, the center of Tohoku that means Northeast Japan.
Rooted locally in Tohoku, it has grown to not only a nationwide but also a semi-global association consisting of more than 700 members including scores of colleagues outside Japan.
Many papers covering all the area of geography are read in regular conferences held in spring and autumn, and are published in a bulletin, Quarterly Journal of Geography.
The papers, written mostly in Japanese with English abstract, provide attractive and basic information of active and leading geographical researches in Tohoku, Japan and the World.
Major themes of symposia and some current titles in the Journal are listed below. Any information on the association more in detail is obtainable from the secretariat.
The Tohoku Geographical Association organized Emergency Committee in response to the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake on 11 March 2011.
The Association offers deepest sympathy to all affected by this disaster and wishes for early restoration and resurrection.
The Tohoku Geographical Association setup Emergency Committee on 4 April. As an organization situated in Sendai City, at the heart of the disaster, the Association will tackle with support to those affected by the disaster, the region’s restoration and resurrection and further education in disaster mitigation through the Committee’s activity in coordination with other related academic associations.
The Emergency Committee opened a website for information and knowledge exchange within the Association’s website.
The committee requests the Association members to acknowledge the intentions of the Committee and to make use of this website for information sharing and for knowledge dissemination.
If you want to know more information about it, Please click "reports of the 2011 East Japan Earthquake by TGA" on right side of this page.