About SSOCJ

The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (SSOCJ)

Who is SSOCJ?

The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (SSOCJ), was initially founded in 1942 by about four hundred members from military, government and the private sector with the aim to promote industrial applications of synthetic organic chemistry. The society was configured into its current form, and it has been a major contributor to the successful advancement of organic chemistry in Japan ever since.

In 2017 the SSOCJ celebrated its 75th anniversary. In those 75 years the SSOCJ has grown to become an interdisciplinary academic organization of approximately 4,800 members that include many talented experts from industry, and encompasses a variety of disciplines including engineering, science, pharmacy, agriculture, biochemistry and medicinal chemistry.

The SSOCJ remains committed to solving many challenging problems confronting people worldwide, by advancing innovative technologies in artificial intelligence, biological chemistry, environment and energy.

Board

President
Shigeru Isayama(Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.)
Vice Presidents
Takahiko Akiyama(Gakushuin University)
Toshiaki Sunazuka(Kitasato University)
Katsuya Tagami(Eisai Co.,Ltd.)
Directors
Fumitoshi Kakiuchi(Keio University)
Toshio Nishikawa(Nagoya University)
Akira Yanagisawa (Chiba University)
Kazuya Takenouchi(Teijin Pharma Ltd.)
Kazuhiko Ohrai(Nissan Chemical Industries,Ltd.)
Eiki Shitara(Meiji Seika Pharma Co.,Ltd.)
Hiroyuki Kusama(Gakushuin University)
Noboru Sayo(Takasago International Corporation)
Kimiko Sodeoka (RIKEN, Japan)
Ryoji Hayashi(Toray Industries,Inc.)
Masaru Mitsuda(Kaneka Corporation)
Takeshi Ohkuma(Hokkaido University)
Yujiro Hayashi(Tohoku University)
Takeshi Sugai(Keio University)
Tomohiko Ohwada(The University of Tokyo)
Toshizki Murai(Gifu University)
Yutaka Nishiyama(Kansai University)
Kouichi Ohe(Kyoto University)
Seiji Suga(Okayama University)
Takashi Ohshima(Kyushu University)
Secretary General
Masanobu Okamura(SSOCJ)
Auditors
Nobuharu Iwasawa(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Takashi Tsuji(Niitaka Co.,Ltd.)
Katsuyoshi Yamakawa(Fujifilm Corporation)