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The Public Relations Society of Japan was formed as a voluntary organization in 1980 following the merger of the Japan PR Society (est. 1964) and the PR Work Japan Society (est. 1974)

April 1980

7th: The Public Relations Society of Japan (PRSJ) is founded


October 1986

1986 IPRA (International Public Relations Association) Tokyo Board of Directors established, international symposium held


April 1998

Japan PR Person of the Year and Citizen of the Year awards established


October 1999

1999 IPRA International Public Relations Symposium held in Tokyo, attracting participants from 27 countries


May 2001

First PR Award Grand Prix held


May 2005

Guidelines on Copyright issued

January 2006

Quotation Guidebook issued


September 2007

Level one PR Planner Certification Examination conducted for the first time


March 2009

Second PR Industry Survey released


April 2016

17th PR Planner examination held, total number of certified PR planners surpasses 2000


June 2016

New code of ethical practice adopted at the 5th regular general assembly


June 2019

PR activity guidelines released