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Established in 1950 as the Japan Society for Oriental Medicine (JSOM), and in 1977, certified as an incorporated association, a non-profit foundation stipulated in Article 34 of the Civil Law.


The intention of the society is to hold research presentations and seek communication, tie-up and promotion concerning oriental medicine and contribute to the progress and dissemination of oriental medicine, and thus contributing to the development of scientific culture.


The Japan Society for Oriental Medicine engages in the following activities:

  1. (1) Hold scientific meetings and issue the Journal "Kampo Medicine" and "Traditional & Kampo Medicine" as well other publications
  2. (2) Operate the medical specialist certification program of JSOM
  3. (3) Practice research studies concerning oriental medicine
  4. (4) Tie-up and interchange with various institutions Japanese and overseas
  5. (5) Other activities necessary for achieving the above objectives

Publication of Scientific Journals

Four editions of scientific journals "Kampo Medicine" are published yearly (plus abstract edition of Annual Meeting), and as of March 2016, we have published 299 editions in total (First edition, Volume 67). The authors are, as a rule, members of the Japan Society for Oriental Medicine. Contributions in English for international dissemination of oriental medicine are also accepted.

Meetings Activities

With Annual Meetings on the head about 70 various meetings are held yearly.


Numbers are as of March 2016

Regular Member 8,518
Nursing Member 1
Overseas Member 40
Supporting Member 266
Honorary Member 76
Total 8,901
Certified Physicians 2,086


About JSOM Board of Directors


  • Sato, Hiroshi, M.D., Ph.D.


  • Hisamitsu, Tadashi, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Mitani, Kazuo, M.D., Ph.D.

Chairperson of Annual Meeting

  • Shimizu, Hiroshi, M.D., Ph.D.


  • Ito, Takashi, M.D., Ph.D. (Standing Director)
  • Fukuzawa, Motoko, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Kainuma, Mosaburo, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Kaneko, Yukio, M.D., Ph.D. (Tokai District)
  • Kimura, Hideo, M.D., Ph.D. (Kyusyu District)
  • Kinebuchi, Akira, M.D.
  • Kita, Toshiaki, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Muramatsu, Shin-ichi, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Nakamura, Toichiro, M.D., Ph.D. (Tohoku District)
  • Namiki, Takao, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Shibahara, Naotoshi, M.D., Ph.D. (Hokuriku District)
  • Takeda, Makoto, M.D., Ph.D. (Hokkaido District)
  • Takegawa, Yoshihiro, M.D., Ph.D. (Chugoku District)
  • Ushiroyama, Takahisa, M.D., Ph.D. (Kansai District)
  • Wakayama, Ikuro, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Yamada, Kazuo, M.D., Ph.D. (Kanto District)
  • Yanagisawa, Hiroshi, M.D., Ph.D.


  • Inaki, Kazumoto, M.D.
  • Ohno, Shuji, M.D., Ph.D.


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  • Kokusai-Hamamatsucho Bldg. 6F, 1-9-18 Kaigan,Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0022, Japan
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