Committees of the JSTP

General Affairs Committee

Chair: Masami SUZUKI(Vice President)
Vice Chair: Kiyokazu OZAKI (Financial Executive)
Members: Hisashi ANAYAMA(Director), Kumiko OGAWA(Vice President), Min GI(Director), Mitsuru KUWAMURA(Director), Satoru TAKAHASHI(Director)
  • Coordination with the new JSTP office or publishing agent
  • Response to the externally associations and organizations
  • Financial management, submission of budget plan and financial report
  • Formulation and report of activity plan
  • Construction, improvement and elimination of the bylaw or agreements
  • Other coordination

Membership Committee

Chair: Makoto SHIBUTANI(Director)
Vice Chair: Masanao YOKOHIRA
Members: Masako IMAOKA, Min GI(Director)
  • The "membership Committee" is set up under the Board of Directors as a standing organization to take in charge subjects concerning membership. The role of the committee is to examine matters concerning membership in general and to present them to the Board of Directors. The committee also examines the membership qualification for new applicants and councilors and reports the results to the Board of Directors.

International Committee

Chair: Shimmo HAYASHI
Vice Chair: Min GI(Director)
Members: Kumiko OGAWA(Vice President), Kiyonori KAI, Yukie SAEGUSA, Junko SATO(Director), Satoshi FURUKAWA(Director), Katsuhiko YOSHIZAWA(Director)
Advisers: Dai NAKAE(Inspector), Takanori HARADA
  • The International Committee has been established in 2010 to deal with the international activities of JSTP. These activities entail communicating and collaboration with IFSTP, IATP, IFSTP-RIC, INHAND-GESC, STP Peer Review Working Group, and US and European Societies of Toxicologic Pathology.

Board Certification Committee

Chair: Katsuhiko YOSHIZAWA (Director)
Vice Chair : Kiyokazu OZAKI (Financial Executive)
Members: Not disclosed
  • The committee manages certifying examination of JSTP, and reexamines the qualification update.
  • Please see Diplomate of JSTP for details of the certifying examination.
  • The committee explains the previous year's certifying examination questions on the day before of the annual meeting of the JSTP (free).

Education Committee

Chair: Satoru TAKAHASHI (Vice President)
Vice Chair: Hitoshi KANDORI (Executive of Slide Conferences)
Vice Chair: Hisashi ANAYAMA (Chief of histopathological trainings)
Members: Takeshi IZAWA, Masako IMAOKA, Makoto UEDA, Etsuko OHTA, Atsuhiko KATO, Shugo SUZUKI, Takeshi TOYODA, Yutaka NAKAHARA, Izumi MATSUMOTO, Katsuhiro MIYAJIMA, Yuko YAMAGUCHI

Publication Committee

Chair: Satoshi FURUKAWA(Director)
Vice Chair: Mitsuru KUWAMURA(Director)
Vice Chair: Katsuhiko YOSHIZAWA(Director)
Advisers: Masami SUZUKI(Vice President), Dai NAKAE(Inspector)
Members: Kumiko OGAWA(Vice President), Kiyokazu OZAKI (Financial Executive), Masanao YOKOHIRA, Hiroshi SATOH, Kiyonori KAI, Atsuhiko KATO, Min GI(Director), Aya NAIKI

Communication Committee

Chair: Kumiko OGAWA(Vice President)
Vice Chair: Mari IIDA
Advisers: Yuji OISHI, Hiroshi ONODERA
Members: Kochi KAKIMOTO, Mika NAGAIKE, Satoshi SUZUKI, Takayasu MOROKI
  • The role of this committee is to provide useful information to all JSTP members through the JSTP Home Page and JSTP News. The new version of Home Page, including "Members Only" pages and other new functions, is now preparing by this Committee.

International Terminology Committee

Chair: Junko SATO(Director)
Vice Chair: Toshihisa FUJIWARA
Adviser: Hijiri IWATA
Members: Mari IIDA, Kumiko OGAWA(Director), Kiyonori KAI, Kochi KAKIMOTO, Hitoshi KANDORI, Hirofumi HATAKEYAMA, Shunji NAKATSUJI
  • In 2006, the International Harmonization of Nomenclature and Diagnostic Criteria (INHAND) project was initiated. As of March 2017, approximately 80% of the terminology for rodent organs and their clarification from INHAND has been released. Recently, the FDA recommended the use of the Standardization for Exchange of Nonclinical Data (SEND) system for future drug applications/submissions. Currently, INHAND's terminology is preferred by FDA as the standard pathological terminology of SEND. Unfortunately, various organs may use slightly different terms since independent working groups were responsible for each organ and terminology still needs to be reconciled. Thus, we propose to establish the international standardization of pathological terminology for toxicity studies. Furthermore, setting a global standardization of terms for macroscopic findings is necessary. In 2017, JSTP initiated a committee for standardization of pathological terminology and improving awareness of INHAND terminology.