The entire network of Institute of Social Science will be shut down from 13 p.m. (JST) on Aug. 7, 2014 to 5 p.m. (JST) on Aug. 11, 2014 due to major repair work at the main building, which will upgrade its earthquake safety. All of the network services at the ISS will be unavailable during this period, which include the webpages, the email accounts of all staff members and organizations, and online services at SSJDA.

The ISS was established in 1946 based on reflection of the bitter experience of the war and the nature of prewar Japanese social science research.
The institute aims to support the construction of a "democratic and peace-loving nation" by promoting empirical social science based on systematic collection of data and conducting comparative studies of high academic standards.

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