The Society for Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents, Japan


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About Us


1. Purposes:

The Society for Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents, Japan aims to establish global research activities by joining interdisciplinary researchers and technical experts to prevent microorganisms in clothing, food, housing and their related industries as well as to prevent damage caused by microorganism-derived substances, thus contributing to the scientific, industrial and social development.

2. Activities:

  1. Publication of academic journals and technical books
    - Monthly official journal "Journal of Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents" in Japanese with abstracts in English, 12 issues per annum (each 3,000 copies)
    - Quarterly "Biocontrol Science" in English, 4 issues per annum (each 600 copies),and
    - "Proceedings of Annual/General Conference", 1 issue per annum (2,000 issues)
  2. Holding of conferences, academic symposia and research meetings
    • Research Conferences and Academic Symposia
      "Annual General Conference", "Workshop of experimental microbiology (Elementary course)", "Symposium on GMP and Validation" and "Research meeting by women researchers"
    • Research Groups
      "Research groups for control system of microorganisms"
  3. Encouragement of Researches and Awards of Academic Achievements
    "Society Award", "Research Encouragement Prize", "Technical Development Prize", "Academic Paper Prize", "Achievement Award" and "Award for the Scholarly and Management Activities to the Society".

3. Members Profile (As per December 31, 2016):

Total: 1,804

  1. Regular members: 1,487 persons
  2. Honorary members: 21 persons
  3. Corporate members: 218 companies
  4. Patron members: 15 companies
  5. Student members: 63 students

4. Annual Membership Due:

Overseas Members: Yen 14,000.- (including a quarterly "Biocontrol Science")

Residents in Japan:

  1. Regular members: Yen 9,500.-
  2. Honorary members: exempted from membership due
  3. Corporate members: Yen 35,000.-
  4. Patron members: Yen 60,000.-
  5. Student members: Yen 3,000.-


May 29, 1973
Launched as "Research Committee of Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents"
August 10, 1973
First issue of an official journal "Bokin Bobai" was published
June 13, 1974
First annual meeting and general conference was held.
May 23, 1975
Name of the society was changed to "The Society for Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents, Japan".
January, 1976
Official journal has been published monthly, 12 issues per annum.
May 26, 1983
Tenth Jubilee
May 18, 1993
Twentieth Jubilee
September 20, 1996
First issue of a quarterly journal "Biocontrol Science" in English was published.
May 26, 2003
Thirtieth Jubilee
January 10, 2013
The title of an offical monthly Journal changed. New title : Journal of Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents.
May 29, 2013
Fortieth Jubilee

Organization of the Society (Valid from 2013 to 2014 fiscal years)

President: Dr. Yoshikazu SAKAGAMI
Two deputy presidents: Susumu SAKAGUCHI and Hiroto Maeda
Twelve directors
Two auditors
84 trustees-I elected from among regular members
35 trustees-II elected from among corporate and patron members
Five advisers
Four senior counselors

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Editorial board
Board of planning
Board of public relations
Board of foreign affairs