A/Prof Michael Sam
President, International Sociology of Sport Association
School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand

02 February 2021

Dear friends, colleagues and members of JSSS,

On behalf of the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA), it is my pleasure to extend my sincere congratulations to the Japan Society for Sport Sociology, an organisation that is celebrating its 30th year anniversary this year.

I am deeply sorry that I am not able to celebrate this occasion with you. ISSA is a charitable incorporated organisation and Learned Society which represents scholars from over 50 countries. Over the past decades, our members and I have thoroughly enjoyed the warm hospitality of professors and students in Japan and always benefit from the exchange of knowledge that comes with these visits. Internationally, JSSS has been one of the largest, most productive regional organisations in advancing the sociology of sport, and its members are well respected by scholars everywhere.

On behalf of the ISSA, it is my honour to extend congratulations on a successful 30 years of operation. I very much look forward to connecting with you soon as we look towards your 50th birthday! I hope to see you all as soon as possible!

Yours sincerely,

Mike Sam, PhD
President, International Sociology of Sport Association