The Agricultural Economics Society of Japan (AESJ) was established in 1924 for the purpose of fostering academic research and development in the field of Agricultural Economics, and promoting sound ruraldevelopment and agricultural industry in Japan. The AESJ has one of the longest histories of the many social science-related organizations that exist in Japan today.
The AESJ publishes the Japanese-language quarterly research bulletin, Nogyo Keizai Kenkyu (e.g., Journal of Rural Economics). Presently, the series has reached Volume more than 80. Since 1999, the AESJ additionally publishes The Japanese Journal of Rural Economics in English for the purpose of disseminating academic work pertaining to Japanese agriculture world-wide.