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History of the IAJ

The Institute of Actuaries of Japan is a public interest incorporated association
with over a century of heritage and tradition.

The IAJ has been engaging in a vast range of activities since its founding in 1899, ranging from researching and advancing actuarial science to educating and training actuaries and facilitating professional and cultural exchange with overseas actuarial organizations.

Further information can be found here.

Founded in 1895, and reformed in 1998 with a new constitution, the International Actuarial Association (IAA) is the worldwide association of professional actuarial associations, representing approximately 70,000 actuaries in more than 115 countries, with a number of special interest sections for individual actuaries. The IAA exists to encourage the development of a global profession, acknowledged as technically competent and professionally reliable, which will ensure that the public interest is served. The IAA has 73 Full Member Associations and 26 Associate Member Associations.


The actuarial profession is globally recognised as leading experts in risk and financial security, contributing to the wellbeing of society.


The mission of the IAA, as the worldwide organisation of actuarial associations, is to:

  • Inform and influence global stakeholders.
  • Assure the reputation of the profession.
  • Advance the competency of the profession.
  • Further information can be found here.