About the Society
The Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry (Kagakushi Gakkai) was founded in December 1973. It aims to foster interest in the history of chemistry and chemical technologies and to promote scholarly research in the field. The society has about 250 members, including historians, chemists, chemical engineers, and high-school teachers. It holds annual meetings, summer seminars, and occasional special symposiums.
The society publishes a quarterly journal, Kagakushi Kenkyu (The Journal of the Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry), or the abridged title Kagakushi. The journal carries articles, notes, book reviews, and news on all aspects of the history of chemistry and related fields. As of July 2021, 175 issues have been published. Annual membership, which includes a subscription to Kagakushi, costs ¥7,000 (¥3,000 for students).
President: Makoto Ohno
Vice president: Yoshiyuki Kikuchi
Secretary in Chief: Hiroaki Tanaka
Editor in Chief: Hideyuki Yoshimoto
Kazutaka Arai, Yasu Furukawa, Yoshiyuki Kikuchi, Toshiya Kohno, Riki Kudo, Hiroaki Tanaka, Masao Uchida, Masanori Wada, Mari Yamaguchi, Akira Yoshida
Office of the Society:
c/o Prof. Hiroaki Tanaka
School of Engineering, Tokyo Denki University
5 Senju Asahi-cho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo 120-8551, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5284-5628; Fax : +81-3-5284-5628
Editorial Office of Kagakushi:
c/o Prof. Hideyuki Yoshimoto
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
3-11-1 Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-8534, Japan
Overseas Distributor of Kagakushi:
Maruzen Co. Ltd.
P.O.Box 5050, Tokyo International, Tokyo 100-3199, Japan
Chemical Heritage Japan Program
Kazutaka Arai, “Chemical Heritage Japan Program: Introduction to the History of Chemistry in Japan, ” Kagakushi, 48 (2021): 166-181. (PDF file)