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 December 2016, 157 issues have been published (See the cumulative table of contents). Annual membership, which includes a subscription to Kagakushi, costs ¥7,000 (¥3,000 for students).

President: Makoto Ohno

Vice president: Hideyuki Yoshimoto

Secretary in Chief: Hiroaki Tanaka

Editor in Chief: Hideyuki Yoshimoto

Editorial Board:

Kazutaka Arai, Yoshiyuki Kikuchi, Toshiya Kohno, Riki Kudo, Hiroaki Tanaka, Masao Uchida, Masanori Wada, 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