About JSME


The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers was founded in 1897 to “advance science and technology, and thereby contribute to the development of industries.” Today, its membership exceeds 35,000, making it the nation’s leading engineering society.

Members acquire advanced technical knowledge and are introduced to new fields through discussions that focus on their own specialties as well as a variety of interdisciplinary areas. Hailing from a vast range of companies, universities, and government institutions, the members constitute a unique research community that is constantly engaged in the exchange of technical information and knowledge. Young students, well-trained engineers, and leading researchers all combine to make the JSME a dynamic pioneer in the new scientific and engineering ideas and activities of today’s rapidly changing world.

Today, highly advanced technologies such as mechatronics, new energy sources, biotechnology, and new specialized materials are becoming vital elements for industries and economies. These key technologies are created and developed by people who can envision tomorrow’s social needs –by those possessed of keen sensibility and intelligence. Thus, we at the JSME will continue to offer ever-broader opportunities for interdisciplinary meetings to all mechanical engineers and researchers.

Management Policy

The Executive Board Members (2021)

Yutaka SATA Toshiba Corporation
Chisachi KATO The University of Tokyo
Vice Presidents
Naoto OTAKE Tokyo Institute of Technology
Masafumi KAWAI IHI Corporation
Nobuto MATSUHIRA Shibaura Institute of Technology
Executive Board directors, General Affairs
Jun INUMARU Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
Toru KURIYAMA Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
Makoto YAMAMOTO Tokyo University of Science
Executive Board directors, Finance
Mizuho INAGAKI Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc
Fumio TAKEMASA IHI Inspection & Instrumentation Co., Ltd.
Ryo NAKAGAKI Hitachi, Ltd.
Executive Board directors, Publication
Fumiyasu KURATANI University of Fukui
Seiichi KOSHIDUKA The University of Tokyo
Yukio TAKEDA Tokyo Institute of Technology
Executive Board directors, Engineering Activities
Masaaki KUBO Nissan
Satoshi TADOKORO Tohoku University
Takashi NAKAMURA Hokkaido University
Keiji MITSUYUKI DENSO Corporation
Executive Board directors, Public Relations and Information
Yuka IGA Tohoku University
Ryo KURAZUME Kyushu University
Hiromi SHIMAZU Hitachi, Ltd.
Executive Board directors, Management
Yukihiko KAZAO The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Supervisor Generals
Masahide KAZARI Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Osamu FUJITA Hokkaido University

Fact Sheet

1. Number of members (As of April 22, 2021)

Membership Types
Member 26,835
Student member 5,791
Partner 3
Sub-total: 32,629
Corporation member 672
Total: 33,301

2. Membership fee

Membership Types
Member 9,600 Yen
Student member 2,400 Yen
Corporation member classified into 8 grades

3. Number of Executive Board members

Executive Board
President 1
President-elect 1
Vice Presidents 3
Executive Board Directors
General Affairs 4
Budget and Finance 3
Publishing 3
Engineering Activities 4
Public Relations and Information 4
Management 1
Total: 24
Supervisor Generals 2

4. Councils, Boards and Standing Committees

  1. Council of Policy and Finance
  2. Council of Branches
  3. Council of Divisions
  4. Journal Publication Board
  5. Transactions Publication Board
  6. Public Relations and Information Service Board
  7. Honorary Awards Board
  8. Member Affairs Board
  9. Committee on Promotion of Branches’ and Divisions’ Activities
  10. Committee on Engineering Ethics
  11. Committee on Transactions
  12. Committee on JSME English Journals
  13. International Liaison Committee
  14. Center for publications
  15. Innovation Center
  16. Center for Codes and Standards

5. Divisions (2021)

1. Computational Mechanics
2. Bioengineering
3. Materials & Mechanics
4. Materials & Processing
5. Fluids Engineering
6. Thermal Engineering
7. Engine Systems
8. Power & Energy Systems
9. Environmental Engineering
10. Dynamics, Measurement & Control
11. Machine Design & Tribology
12. Design & Systems
13. Manufacturing & Machine Tool
14. Manufacturing Systems
15. Robotics & Mechatronics
16. Information, Intelligence & Precision Equipment
17. Industrial and Chemical Machinery & Safety
18. Transportation & Logistics
19. Space Engineering
20. Technology & Society
21. Micro-Nano Science & Technology
22. Sports Engineering & Human Dynamics

6. Professional Committees and Promotion Committee

1. Law & Technology
2. Biomedical Engineering and Technology

*Members and Student Members can register for five Divisions.

*The information of other Divisions is also available from the journal and homepage.

7. Branches (all domestic)

8 branches


Hokkaido Branch

Kyushu Branch Chugoku/ Shikoku Branch  Kansai Branch  Hokuriku/
Shinetsu Branch
Tohoku Branch
Tokai Branch Kanto Branch

8. Activities in Business Year 2020

Number of activities

Conference 15
Short course 34
Other meetings (Invited lectures, Special lectures, Forum, Technical visits) 22


Number of papers

Annual Meeting 988
Division Conferences 2,922
The other activities of Divisions:
  • Publishing of newsletter
  • Bestowal of Division awards
  • Drafting of JSME Standard
  • Proposal of the theme for “Collaboration Projects”
  • Proposal of special issue of journal
  • Planning of special programs for Annual Meeting
  • Recommendation of outstanding engineers and researchers to the JSME Medals and Awards
  • Miscellaneous

9. JSME Medals and Awards

  • JSME Medals for Distinguished Engineers
  • JSME Medal for Outstanding Paper
  • JSME Medal for New Technology
  • JSME Young Engineers Awards
  • JSME Education Award
  • JSME Excellent Product Award

10. Periodicals

Journal monthly
Bulletin of the JSME
Mechanical Engineering Reviews January, July issue
Transactions of the JSME(in Japanese) monthly
Mechanical Engineering Journal bimonthly
JSME English Journal divided into 4 categories

11. Annual budget in Business Year 2021

848,120,000 Yen

12. Number of staff

Permanent 31

Map of the JSME Headquarter

KDX Iidabashi Square Bldg. 2nd Floor
4-1 Shin-ogawamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0814, Japan

Phone: +81-3-4335-7610
FAX: +81-3-4335-7619
E-mail: wwwadmin-e@jsme.or.jp