About the Japanese Society of Allergology
Japanese Society of Allergology (JSA)
4th Floor, MY Bldg, 1-13-3 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0005, Japan
President, Japanese Society of Allergology
EBISAWA Motohiro, Clinical Research Center for Allergy and Rheumatology, National Hospital Organization Sagamihara National Hospital
To promote advances in the field of allergology and related academic disciplines
- Sponsoring academic meetings
- Publishing journals (in Japanese and English)
- Promoting communication among affiliates
- Promoting communication with related organs and academic societies in Japan
- Corresponding and working with overseas allergology associations and similar groups internationally on behalf of allergy specialists in Japan
- Certification of doctors, allergists, teaching doctors, and teaching facilities specializing in treatment of allergies
- Other activities necessary to achieving the Society's mission
Number of officers
President, Japanese Society of Allergology 1
Board of Representatives 385
Number of affiliates (as of August 1, 2023)
- Japanese Journal of Allergology (Japanese)
Published 9 times annually (including abstracts of the Annual Meeting)
- Allergology International (English)
The Japanese Society of Allergology is made up of medical researchers and clinical physicians who share an involvement in the study of allergies and clinical immunology. Clinical subspecialties include such allergies and immune-response disorders as bronchial asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, collagen disease, allergic rhinitis, pollinosis, hives, atopic dermatitis, and immunodeficiency. However, there are many patients afflicted by other allergies as well. The Society considers all such patients and disorders within its purview.
About the JSA Logo
1. Underlying idea and design process
At the 25th Board of Directors' meeting of the Japanese Society of Allergology (JSA) in July 2000, it was agreed to register the society as an incorporated association under Japanese law. Subsequently, at the 26th directors' meeting held in November 2003, plans were laid for reorganizing the society in the process. As part of this plan, it was agreed that the JSA should adopt a logo as a symbol of its identity and solidarity.
At the academic meeting of the 15th JSA Spring Meeting held in May 2003, a survey was distributed to members to gather feedback on three possible designs. Based on the results of this survey, the Board of Directors selected a logo that had drawn a favorable response from many members and made the decision to adopt it as the official logo of the JSA.
2. The design
In commissioning the logo, the society asked that the design incorporate the year the society was founded, 1952, and that the design as a whole convey the idea that the JSA is an interdisciplinary academic society. The designer explained that the logo design merges the ideas of "allergy," "academic society," and "environment." The line running through the mark represents the course the society has followed, or its history, since 1952. The large outer circle and the semicircular band inside it symbolize the living environment and its changes, while the inner circle represents, through the contrasting colors, the human immune system and allergic reaction. The color blue, which dominates the design, conveys the image of innovation and symbolizes the society's progress. Variants of the design are possible through the use of red or green.