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About JACAbout Japanese Association of Chiropractors

INTRODUCTION:

Japanese Association of Chiropractors (JAC) among numerous "chiropractic organizations" in Japan represents national chiropractic profession and the only member of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) since 1999. JAC is registered as a Japanese government recognized corporate organization, yugensekinin-chukanhojin since 2006 and transferre to ippan-shadanhoujin since 2007. The members are internationally recognized qualified (WHO-standards) chiropractors in Japan who are majority of WHO-standards chiropractors in Japan.

After the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan (NCAC) released the report, JAC has been regularly communicating with NCAC, the Consumer Affairs Agency, the Japan Advertising Review Organization (JARO) and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) for public safety. JAC represents chiropractic division of the Society for Integrative Medicine Japan (IMJ) which has an official relationship with the MHLW and the government. The JAC policies are as follows:

POLICIES:

  1. With international cooperation such as the WFC, the JAC will introduce and promote international standard of chiropractic in Japan in education as well as in legislative efforts.
  2. Promote chiropractic awareness among Japanese people through various newsmedia as well as scientific research.
  3. Promote professional ethics among membership paticularly prohibiting members to teach chiropractic techniques to anyone other than those who have had recognized educational programs or their students.

Mission, Vision and Strategic Goals:

Mission

To promote and develop chiropractic for the nation's health care.

Vision

To encourage chiropractors to follow the professional code of ethics and upgrade their clinical competency, furthermore to promote chiropractic profession in the healthcare system as an internationally recognized profession for the nation's health and welfare .

Strategic Goals

- Research: Study of safety and effectiveness in chiropractic

- Clinical: Recognition of the WHO standards chiropractors in Japan

- International: International meeting and academic exchanges with schools and institutes of overseas

- Education: Promotion of chiropractic education in the WHO standards

- Social: Legislation of chiropractic in Japan

JAPAN COUNTRY REPORTS:

Japan Country Reports were presented by JAC at WFC Assemblies.

PAST JAC SYMPOSIUMS

1st

"RISKS AND BENEFITS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION"

Oct 11, 1999

2nd

"WELLNESS AND CHIROPRACTIC"

Oct 9, 2000

3rd

"SPORTS AND CHIROPRACTIC"

Sep 24, 2001

4th

"PEDIATRIC CHIROPRACTIC"

Nov 2-4, 2002

5th

"GLOBAL STANDARD IN THE 21ST CENTURY"

Oct 10-11, 2004

6th

"PHILOSOPHY AND ART OF SPINAL TECHNIQUES"

Oct 8-10, 2005

7th

"DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT IN PEDIATRIC CHIROPRACTIC"

Oct 8-9, 2006

8th

"HOW TO USE YOUR BODY"

Nov 3-4, 2007

  * 9th was cancelled due to co-hosting of 10th Assembly and Symposium

 

10th

"INTEGRATION OF CHIROPRACTIC PHILOSOPHY, SCIENCE AND ART"

June 21-22, 2008

11th

"TAKUMI'S SKILLS"

Nov 22-23, 2009

12th

"MIND AND BODY"

Sep 17-19, 2011

13th

"FOR CHIROPRACTORS IN AN AGE OF GLOBALIZATION"

Nov 2-4, 2013

14th

"LEARNING INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE SCIENTIFICALLY"

Nov 1-2, 2015

15th

"DEVELOPING NEW IDEAS BASED ON STUDY FROM THE PAST, LEARNING FROM THE PAST OF JAC"

Nov 19-20, 2017