The Japanese Forest Society ENGLISH PAGE

Who We Are

The Japanese Forest Society (JFS) is a scientific and professional organization founded in 1914, and has more than 2,000 individuals and institutional members. Today’s environmental and resources problems range from local to global scales and indicate that forests play an essential role by regulating carbon, water, sediment, and nutrients flows, and by providing wood products, wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities. The JFS’s main objectives are to advance both forest science and forestry, to support human well-being and culture by identifying and solving environmental and resources problems, and to contribute to the sustainable development of human society.


The JFS supports communication among members devoted to studying forest science and forestry issues, covering all aspects of an interdisciplinary science, including biology, ecology, hydrology, environmental science and socio-economy.

To meet the above objectives, the society organizes annual meetings and publishes three scientific journals —
Journal of Forest Research (in English),
Journal of the Japanese Forest Society (in Japanese with English summary) and
Shinrin Kagaku (in Japanese).

To honor members for the excellent research articles published in the two former journals, the society has an award program named Journal of Forest Research Award (JFR Award) and Journal of the Japanese Forest Society Award in addition to other awards; Japanese Forest Society Award, Japanese Forest Society Young Investigator Award, Japanese Forest Society Outstanding Contribution Award, Japanese Forest Society Student Award, and Japanese Forest Society Student Poster Award. The annual meeting includes public symposium. In the 2019 meeting in March, well-known worldwide researchers will be joined in Niigata.

>> Reference: Information of the 130th Annual JFS Meeting (2019 meeting)

Organization (Year 2020-2021)

President: Takeshi TANGE, The University of Tokyo
Vice President: Takashi MASAKI, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
Vice President: Katsue FUKAMACHI, Kyoto University
Secretary General: Koji TAMAI, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute

How to Become a Member

If you wish to join the Japanese Forest Society, please fill out the Membership Application Form (Word file 37KB) and either fax, email or send it to us at the number or address below.

Membership Annual Due

  • Regular member (Individual) 10,000 yen
  • Student member (only for residents in Japan) 5,000 yen
  • Institutional member 18,000 yen
  • Supporting member more than one unit (one unit: 30,000 yen)

Regular and student member fee includes one-year subscription of Journal of the Japanese Forest Society (you can choose Journal of Forest Research instead of Journal of the Japanese Forest Society if you lived outside Japan). Instututional and supporting member fee includes one-year subscription of all three journal.

Contact Office

The Japanese Forest Society
Rokuban-cho 7 Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo 102-0085 Japan
Fax +81-3-3261-2766 e-mail