The Japan Pancreas Society (JPS) aims to progress and disseminate the research on pancreatology.
The main activities of JPS are ;

  1. To hold annual meeting on pancreatology.
  2. To publish the journal ”Suizo”.
  3. To collaborate and cooperate with relevant research organizations in Japan and overseas.
  4. To carry out other activities that help JPS achieve its aims.

Brief history

1969   Founding of Japan Pancreatic Research Association as pancreatic study group
1970   The first annual meeting in Osaka
1985   Renamed as the Japan Pancreas Society (JPS)
1986   First publication of “Suizo” as the official journal of JPS
1993   First publication of “Pancreas” as the joint journal of the American Pancreatic Association (APA) and JPS
2016   Conclusion of a collaborative relationship as sister societies between APA and JPS

Past JPS presidents

Year Name Affiliation
1969-1973 Shingo Aoyama Nagoya University
1973-1982 Shoichi Yamagata Tohoku University
1982-1988 Ichio Honjo Kyoto University
1988-1993 Toshio Sato Tohoku University
1993-1998 Tadashi Takeuchi Tokyo Women's Medical College
1999-2005 Seiki Matsuno Tohoku University
2006-2012 Masao Tanaka Kyushu University
2013-2016 Tooru Shimosegawa Tohoku University
2017- Kazuichi Okazaki Kansai Medical University


Membership Office, Secretariat of Japan Pancreas Society

Mainichi Academic Forum,Inc.
Palaceside Building 1-1-1 Hitotsubashi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-0003, Japan
Phone: +81-3-6267-4550 Fax: +81-3-6267-4555 E-mail:

Main Office, Secretariat of Japan Pancreas Society

The Third Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kansai Medical University
2-5-1, Sinmachi, Hirakata, Osaka, 573-1010, Japan
Phone: +81-72-804-2180 Fax: +81-804-2182 E-mail: