SCIP (Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals) was established
in Virginia, U.S.A. in 1986. SCIP is a nonprofit organization which promotes
awareness of the need for CI and trains the CI specialist to improve their
knowledge and skills under the highest ethical standards.
SCIP Japan was established by Kenji Maeda,
former Commissioner of Police of Metropolitan Tokyo in April, 2001, but its
activity as the Japanese branch of SCIP became difficult in
As the result, The Japan Society of Competitive Intelligence was established
in February, 2008 with the mission of furthering research on CI in Japanand
disseminating the results.