The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) was founded as a voluntary forum of researchers for applied physics in 1930 and became an incorporated association in 1946 and a public interest incorporated association in 2011. Along with the changing times, the academic fields covered by the JSAP have expanded and its borders have been constantly changing. I believe that the role of the JSAP is to contribute to both industry and society beyond the borders of various academic fields based on physics.
In the management of the JSAP, various reforms in many areas have been carried out including the membership journal, annual meetings, academic journals, membership services, finance, public relations, and globalization. In the annual meetings held twice a year in spring and autumn, we have started to place emphasis on responding to globalization. We are also making various efforts to make the JSAP management more approachable; these activities have been highly acclaimed by many JSAP members. In addition, exhibitor companies have commented that our annual meetings are worth exhibiting. The content of our journal OYO BUTURI has changed considerably in recent years. Attempts have been made to make technical contents easily understandable to members of other fields as well as to ensure that the basics and applications of related fields can be understood even by beginners. Furthermore, Industrial, Student, and Young Researcher Chapters have been established to diversify the activities of the JSAP.
The activities of the JSAP are supported by the active participation and activities of JSAP members. I will strive to further vitalize annual meetings, our published journals and the activities of Chapters, Divisions, Professional Groups, and Frontier Research Groups in cooperation with and through the support of JSAP members.
President, The Japan Society of Applied Physics
Vice President/Professor, Institute of Materials and
Systems for Sustainability, Nagoya Unviersity