Aiming to be
the premier society

The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) is an international society with more than half a century of history and over 20,000 members.

Our members

Three honorary members have received the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Professor Isamu Akasaki, Professor Hiroshi Amano, and Professor Shuji Nakamura received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. They are JSAP honorary members and are closely involved with JSAP. The innovation produced by their research achievements in applied physics has made a significant social contribution to the world.

  • Professor Isamu Akasaki
  • Professor Hiroshi Amano
  • Professor Shuji Nakamura

Research categories

JSAP annual meetings deal mainly with the following 14 research categories.

  • Interdisciplinary Physics and Related Areas of Science and Technology
  • Spintronics and Magnetics
  • Ionizing Radiation
  • Organic Molecules and Bioelectronics
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Superconductivity
  • Thin Films and Surface
  • Semiconductors
  • Beam Technology and Nanofabrication
  • Crystal Engineering
  • Plasma Electronics
  • Amorphous and Microcrystalline Materials
  • Applied Materials Science
  • Nanocarbon

The scope will be expanding.

Membership journal

Providing valuable information promptly to researchers.

JSAP publishes monthly membership journal OYO BUTURI to provide the world's latest information in a timely manner. Not only the technical articles written by top-class researchers, but also easy-to-read articles are included. OYO BUTURI stimulates interest in applied physics among researchers and expands the horizons of many readers.

The world
is waiting

Access the latest research information and disseminate excellent research achievements to the world.

Academic journals

Two international academic journals, APEX and JJAP, disseminate high-quality research achievements in the field of applied physics to the world.

Professor Akasaki, Professor Amano, and Professor Nakamura received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. Ten out of the 16 papers that led to the decision of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science were published in JJAP.


Applied Physics Express

  • Worldwide visibility
  • Letters journal with a high impact factor
  • Rapid peer review (average first decision time: 20 days) and rapid publication
  • Approximately 450 publications per year


Japanese Journal of Applied Physics

  • Worldwide visibility
  • Launched in 1962
  • Rapid peer review (average first decision time: 35 days)
  • Approximately 1500 publications per year


JSAP provides an environment where top-class researchers can directly exchange information.

JSAP is now becoming one of the leading physics societies in Asia. To provide an environment where Japanese researchers can directly exchange information with overseas researchers, joint symposia with The Optical Society (OSA) have been held annually at JSAP Autumn Meetings since 2012. In 2013, joint symposia with the Materials Research Society (MRS) was held. In addition, JSAP has been trying to provide a borderless research environment by forming partnerships with many physics societies around the world.
JSAP is evolving into an open, global academic society by providing bilingual conference materials, and by providing a forum where overseas participants and JSAP board members can exchange opinions during annual meetings (President's Reception for Overseas Participants).

Partner societies (as of 2019)
APS American Physical Society
CSOE Chinese Society for Optical Engineering
EOS European Optical Society
EPS European Physical Society
IOP Institute of Physics
KPS The Korean Physical Society
OSA Optical Society of America
OSK Optical Society of Korea
SFP Société Française de Physique
SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering
TPS Physical Society of Taiwan
TPS Taiwan Photonics Society

the world
through science

Supporting researchers who pursue science for a better future for mankind.

Annual meetings

Supporting researchers to share and discover ideas and to network with fellow researchers.

JSAP Annual Meetings, held every spring and autumn, offer valuable opportunities for presenting research results, discussing ideas, and networking with other researchers. Approximately 4,000 presentations are given every meeting, and the number of participants exceeds 7,000 in Spring Meeting and 6,000 in Autumn Meetings.

  • Commemorative speech by Nobel Prize laureates in Physics
    More than 150 exhibitors are showcasing their latest products and technical solutions.
  • Symposium
    Symposium covers the latest, interdisciplinary, and emerging research topics.
  • Tutorial session
    Participants can learn the basics of various research topics covered by JSAP.


Recognizing outstanding achievements that contribute to modern academic research and industry.

JSAP has established various awards for outstanding research achievements, papers, and presentations. These awards are prestigious and widely recognized owing to the history and significance of JSAP.

  • JSAP Outstanding Achievement Award
  • JSAP Fellow
  • JSAP Outstanding Paper Award
  • Young Scientist Presentation Award
  • Poster Award
  • APEX/JJAP Editorial Contribution Award

Research Achievement Awards

  • Optics and Quantum Electronics Achievement Award
  • Promotion and Nurturing of Female Researchers Contribution Award
  • Compound Semiconductor Electronics Achievement Award
  • Optical Engineering Award