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The Society of Packaging Science & Technology, Japan (SPSTJ) was established as a professional society to promote progress in all of the scientific and technological fields related to packaging. Since its establishment on April 1,1992, SPSTJ has convened annual meetings and International Packaging Seminars to promote domestic and international exchanges. In September 1996, The Japan Science Council officially recognized SPSTJ as a registered scientific organization.


In modern society there are very few products that can be distributed without packaging. Furthermore, packaging is based on the synthesis of a broad range of knowledge and the interactions that occur during the synthesis of this knowledge tend to be mutually reinforcing. Thus the fields related to packaging cover virtually all industries and in parallel with the rising interest of society in environmental issues, the interest of consumers in packaging has also risen. The Society of Packaging Science & Technology, Japan was established for individuals and organizations interested in packaging, which spans all aspects of society.

Major activities

In order to synthesize information and to promote the progress and dissemination of science and technology related to packaging, SPSTJ works in close cooperation with the Japan Packaging Institute and cooperates with universities, government and private research organizations and other professional organizations to conduct the following activities:
* Journal of Packaging Science & Technology, Japan
* Annual meeting and international packaging seminars
* Symposiums
* Domestic and international packaging research exchange
* Study groups
* Prizes awarded to researchers and technologists
* Other publications

Annual membership fee (including journal subscription)

Regular member 8,000 yen
Sustaining member 50,000 yen
Student member 3,000 yen


Secretariat of The Society of Packaging Science & Technology, Japan
Ballade Heim No.703,
20-3 Hyakunincho-1chome, Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo 169-0073 Japan
TEL +81-3-5337-8717, FAX +81-3-5337-8718
Email : office@spstj.jp