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Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences

Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences (JAMS) is a scientific association with ~900 members and was established in 2007 by merging the Mineralogical Society of Japan, founded in 1955, and the Japanese Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists, and Economic Geologists, established in 1928.
JAMS is involved in an expansive field of science, encompassing mineral science, geochemistry, and petrology. In collaboration with the Japan Science Council, JAMS is the representative national society in the International Mineralogical Association (IMA). In addition, as an official member of the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU). The JpGU is a union of 48 Earth science societies in Japan, and it holds international symposium in May. JAMS sponsors several international symposiums at this meeting.
We conduct several scientific sessions related to mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry at JAMS annual meeting in September.
We also carry out international scientific exchange activities. We successfully came to an agreement for academic cooperation and exchange with the Mongolian Society of Economic Geologists (MSEG) in September 2011.
We have finally become a part of Elements since February 2012.

 ⇒Message from the President


JAMS publishes two journals: an international journal, Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences (JMPS) and a Japanese journal (with English abstract), Ganseki Koubutsu Kagaku (GKK). Both journals are available online.
JAMS also participates in the joint publication project of the international journal “Elements” (6 issues per year), which publishes the latest topics in mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry. The journal also includes information on trends and events of related societies in each country.

Archives of Predecessor Journals

All issues of our predecessor journals (before merged to JMPS in 2000) are available on the following online journal sites.

The Journal of the Japanese Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists
1929 (Vol. 1) - 1940 (Vol. 24)

1941 (Vol. 25) - 1987 (Vol. 82)
1988 (Vol. 83) - 2000 (Vol. 95)

Mineralogical Journal
1953-1956 (Vol. 1) - 2000 (Vol. 22)

Journal of the Mineralogical Society of Japan
1952 (Vol.1) - 2000 (Vol.29)


Applications for membership are accepted at any time. If you wish to become a member of JAMS, please contact our secretariat by e-mail.

Membership TypeAnnual Fee
Regular Membership9,000 yen
Student Membership4,000 yen
Senior Membership*7,000 yen
Honor and Perpetual Membership**0 yen

*Senior Members are general members who are more than 65 years old and those who will turn 65 years old between August 1 and July 31 of the following year.
**Perpetual Members are general members who are more than 80 years old and those who will turn 80 years old between August 1 and July 31 of the following year.

Change of membership information

You can change your membership information from “My Page” of the online membership management system. If you have any difficulty in doing so online, please send e-mail to the secretariat.

About Withdrawal from membership

If you wish to cancel your membership, please contact the secretariat by e-mail.


September 17, 2022-


Masaaki Owada (Yamaguchi University)

Vice President

Toru Inoue (Hiroshima University)

The board of directors

Natsue Abe (JAMSTEC)
Tsuyoshi Ikeda (Kyushu University)
Hiroshi Isobe (Kumamoto University)
Hiroaki Ohfuji (Tohoku University)
Hiroyuki Kagi (University of Tokyo)
Atsushi Kamei (Shimane University)
Tatsuhiko Kawamoto (Shizuoka University)
Tetsuo Kawakami (Kyoto University)
Atsushi Kyono (Tsukuba University)
Takahiro Kuribayashi (Tohoku University)
Masanori Kurosawa (Tsukuba University)
Eichi Takazawa (Niigata University)
Tatsuki Tsujimori (Tohoku University)
Noriyoshi Tsuchiya (Tohoku University)
Naotaka Tomioka (JAMSTEC)
Takaya Nagai (Hokkaido University)
Mariko Nagashima (Yamaguchi University)
Yasuyuki Banno (AIST)
M. Satish-Kumar (Niigata University)
Akira Miyake (Kyoto University)


Secretary: Hiroshi Isobe (Kumamoto Uiversity)
Membership: Natsue Abe (JAMSTEC)
Finance: Takahiro Kuribayashi (Tohoku University)
Meeting: Ikuo Katayama (Hiroshima University)
GKK Chief Editor: Eichi Takazawa (Niigata University)
JMPS Chief Editor: M. Satish-Kumar (Niigata University)
Public relations: Mariko Nagashima (Yamaguchi University)
Outreach: Hiroaki Ohfuji (Tohoku University)
Elements: Yusuke Seto (Oska Metropolitan University)

Contact Us

Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences Office
c/o Graduate School of Science,
Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578, Japan
E-mail: KYL04223@nifty.ne.jp