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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 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 has been supporting a self-regulatory body, the Japan Chiropractic Register (JCR) for protecting patients'safety in chiropractic. JAC represents chiropractic division of the Society for Integrative Medicine Japan (IMJ) which has a close relationship with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. JAC also established the Japanese Society of Chiropractic Science (JSCS) within and holds a research conference annually to promote an evidence based practice in chiropractic. The JAC policies are as follows:

POLICIES:

  1. With international cooperation such as the WFC, the JAC introduces and promotes international standard of chiropractic in Japan in education as well as in legislative efforts.
  2. Promoting chiropractic awareness among Japanese people through various news media as well as scientific research.
  3. Promoting professional ethics among membership particularly 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.

SYMPOSIUMS:

Japanese Association of Chiropractors (JAC) had oragnised the JAC Symposium that is a workshop-based national conference from 1999 to 2017.

PAST JAC SYMPOSIUMS

RESEARCH:

Japanese Association of Chiropractors (JAC) has its research arm, the Japanese Society of Chiropractic Science (JSCS) that hosts an annual chiropractic research conference since 1983. The research conference was named as Clinical Symposium on Chiropractic from the 1st to the 8th and was named as JSCS Annual Research Conference from the 9th.

 
1st

Japan Seinen Hall, Tokyo

Nov 11-12, 1983

2nd

Asakusa View Hotel, Tokyo

Nov 23-24, 1985

3rd

National Kyoto International Hall, Kyoto

Oct 10-12, 1987

4th

Kanazawa Tourism Hall, Kanazawa

Nov 3-5, 1989

5th

Kagoshima City Cultural Hall, Kagoshima

Nov 2-3, 1991

6th

Royton Sapporo, Sapporo

Nov 21-23, 1993

7th

Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel, Yokohama

Sep 2-3, 1995

8th

Tsukuba University Tokyo campus, Tokyo

Mar 11, 2018

9th

Makuhari Messe, Chiba

Nov 11-12, 2018

10th

Showa Women's University, Tokyo

Nov 3-4, 2019