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 (2019)

Shin MORISHITA Yokohama National University
Hiroyuki KAWADA Waseda University
Vice Presidents
Masao TANAKA Osaka University
Osamu FUJITA Hokkaido University
Akira YAMADA Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Executive Board directors, General Affairs
Kakuji OGAWARA Yamaguchi University
Shozo KAWAMURA Toyohashi University of Technology
Yutaka SATA Toshiba Corporation
Takamasa SUETOMI Mazda Motor Corporation
Executive Board directors, Finance
Akihiko IMAGI Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Hideyuki OGAWA Hokkaido University
Kazuyuki SUGIMURA Hitachi, Ltd.
Executive Board directors, Publication
Fumiteru AKAMATSU Osaka University
Kazunari SHINAGAWA Kyushu University
Masayuki NAKAMURA Shinshu University
Executive Board directors, Engineering Activities
Noritsugu UMEHARA Nagoya University
Masahide KAZARI Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Osamu SAITO IHI Corporation
Keiichi WATANUKI Saitama University
Executive Board directors, Public Relations and Information
Mami TANAKA Tohoku University
Shogo MATSUMOTO Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Kazuhito YOKOI National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Keiko WATANABE Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
Executive Board directors, Management
Yuji KUBOTA The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Supervisor Generals
Takashi ISHIDE Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Motoaki TERAI Central Japan Railway Company

Fact Sheet

1. Number of members (As of April 18, 2019)

Membership Types
Member 27,816
Student member 6,916
Partner 5
Sub-total: 34,737
Corporation member 699
Total: 35,436

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 (2019)

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 2018

Number of activities

Conference 32
Short course 58
Other meetings (Invited lectures, Special lectures, Forum, Technical visits) 82


Number of papers

Annual Meeting 1,180
Division Conferences 5,007
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 2019

1,147,963,000 Yen

12. Number of staff

Permanent 29

Map of the JSME Headquarter

Shinanomachi Rengakan Bldg. 5th Floor
Shinanomachi 35, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0016, Japan

Phone: +81-3-5360-3505
FAX: +81-3-5360-3509
E-mail: wwwadmin-e@jsme.or.jp