The Japanese Psychological Association (JPA)
The Japanese Psychological Association (JPA) was founded as an academic organization on April 7, 1927. As the oldest national psychological association in Japan, we have contributed to the development of Japanese psychological activities through a membership base that includes both academic researchers and professional practitioners,.
On April 1, 2011, we became a Public Interest Incorporated Association under the approval of the Cabinet Office. JPA total number of members stood at 7,411 as of the end of March 2012. Since our foundation, we have continued to conduct academic conferences and publish membership directories and our main academic journal, The Japanese Journal of Psychology. JPA also publish an English language journal Japanese Psychological Research and an enlightening informative magazine Psychology World. JPA other activities include certification of Certified Psychologists, public lectures, public symposiums, workshops for Certified Psychologists, and awarding prizes to outstanding research.
JPA purpose is to contribute to academic activities in Japan through the development and advancement of psychology, presentation of theoretical and practical applications of psychological studies, and intellectual exchanges and cooperation among our members and between related associations.