Japanese Political Science Association was established in November, 1948, in Tokyo, “in view of the removal of the political regime which had restricted the freedom of political studies, and seeing the advancement of the new regime which aims at the realization of eternal peace and the building of a cultural state”. The original purpose of the association was “to consolidate a new national association of political scientists in general, acting in concert with the national associations of other academic fields”. The first president was Shigeru Nanbara. Since then, our association has been the center of political studies in Japan. The present membership is around 1,800. *quotations are from the first issue of our periodical.