Social Science Japan Data Archive

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  • The Information Center for Social Science Research on Japan was reorganized and renamed the Center for Social Research and Data Archives in 2009.

    The Center comprises four groups which are: the Research Infrastructure Group,the Social Survey Research Group, the Quantitative Social Research Group, and the International Survey Research Group.

    The Research Infrastructure Group manages SSJ Data Archive (SSJDA). The Social Survey Research Group conducts the Japanese Life Course Panel Survey (JLPS). The Social Survey Research Group has also cooperated with Osaka University of Commerce to conduct the Japanese General Social Surveys (JGSS) between the academic year 1998-2012.

    (for detailed information, please visit this site).

information from SSJDA

  • [Important Notice] Mail Server of ISS Restored

    We had not been able to receive any e-mail from outside of ISS during October 30, 2014, due to mail server failure. Now, the mail server is restored and we can send and recieve e-mails as usual.

    Mails sent to ISS during Oct. 30 might be returned to the sender or lost. We would like to ask those who sent an important e-mail to resend it. We deeply apologize to all SSJDA users and depositors for the inconvenience.

    If you have any questions, pleace contact SSJDA. (

    The SSJ Data Archive is a comprehensive archive of social science data concerning Japan.

    The SSJDA collects, compiles, and digitizes micro-level data on Japanese society, and offers them for secondary analysis.
    Please note that the data sets are provided only in Japanese except some data sets (for detailed information, please visit this site).

    We believe, however, that the Archive is useful for comparative purposes as well as for Japan studies.

    Researchers without knowledge of the Japanese language are encouraged to utilize the SSJDA’s resources with the help of Japanese-speaking people.

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