Japanese Society of Breeding

About us

Japanese Society of Breeding is an General Incorporated Association in Japan. The purpose of this association is to promote research and technological progress related to breeding, exchange and cooperation of researchers, and dissemination of knowledge. The contents of the business are as follows.

  • Holding lecture presentations in spring and autumn
  • Holding symposiums and sponsorship
  • Publication of the international journal “Breeding Science” and the domestic journal “Breeding Research”
  • Publication of “Breeding Research” Separate Volume, a collection of abstracts of spring and autumn lectures
  • Awards such as the Japanese Society of Breeding Award, the Japanese Society of Breeding Encouragement Award, the Japanese Society of Breeding Achievement Award, and the Japanese Society of Breeding Paper Award
  • Strong promotion of international exchange
  • Other projects necessary to achieve the purpose of the Society


Annual fee for a member is 10,000 yen and the student fee is 6,500 yen.
The fee of a member who lives outside Japan is 6,500 yen, when membership is paid by international postal order or postal giro (NIHON IKUSHU GAKKAI, No. 00980-2-149799).

Anyone who wishes to become a member should send an application form(Word) indicating his/her name, address and profession to:

The Administrative Office of Japanese Society of Breeding, Nakanishi Printing Co., Ltd.,
Shimotachiuri Ogawa-Higashi, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8048, Japan
Phone: +81-75-415-3661
Fax: +81-75-415-3662
E-mail: jsb(at)nacos.com



Mikio Nakazono
Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8601, Japan
Phone/Fax: +81-52-789-4017
E-mail: nakazono(at)agr.nagoya-u.ac.jp

Vice President

Hiroyuki Fukuoka
Takii & Co Ltd.
1360 Hari, Konan, Shiga 520-3231, Japan
Phone: +81-748-72-1271, Fax +81-748-72-1285


Hiroyoshi Iwata
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5841-5069
E-mail: hiroiwata(at)g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp

General affairs

Hirokazu Takahashi
Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8601, Japan
Phone/Fax: +81-52-789-4016
E-mail: hiro_t(at)agr.nagoya-u.ac.jp

Mai Tsuda
Faculty of Food Nutritional Sciences, Toyo University
48-1 Oka, Asaka-shi, Saitama 351-8510, Japan

Editorial office

Kiyozumi Hori
Institute of Crop Science, NARO
2-1-2 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8518, Japan
Phone: +81-29-838-7004
E-mail: horikiyo-bs(at)naro.affrc.go.jp


Yohei Koide
Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University
Kita 9 Nishi 9, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8589, Japan
Phone: +81-11-706-4697
E-mail: ykoide(at)agr.hokudai.ac.jp


Sachiko Isobe
Kazusa DNA Research Institute
2-6-7 Kazusa-kamatari, Kisarazu, Chiba 292-0818, Japan
Phone: +81-438-52-3928, Fax: +81-438-52-3934
E-mail: sisobe(at)kazusa.or.jp

Web page

Mai Minamikawa
Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University
648 Matsudo, Matsudo, Chiba 271-8510, Japan
Phone: +81-47-308-8866
E-mail: minamikawa(at)chiba-u.jp