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 37,000, 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. 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.