Japan Society of Urban and Regional Planners


Our organization consists of professional urban planners, academians, governmental officials and citizens who wish to participate in various community activities. It is a self-motivated, volunteer-based organization founded in 1994. In 2001 it was legally incorporated as a “Not-for-Profit Organization (NPO)”, and in 2014 it has become a “Certified NPO” - an NPO that is certified to have good public benefit and supported widely. We have total of 377 members as of June 2022.


We mission is to increase and improve public well-being by creating rich and attractive places and cultures through the activities mainly in the field of urban and regional planning. For the mission we do research, advocate, propose, support and educate from various perspectives, in collaboration with the other organizations and persons.


We do variety of activities in regard with the following issues of urban and regional planning, design and development.
1. Researches and studies
2. Proposals of policies
3. Social promotion and improvement of awareness
4. Support for, or collaboration with local organizations
5. Education and training
6. Research on the profession and social establishment
7. International communication and collaboration
8. Sending out useful information and knowledge


President: Dr. Toshiya YAMAMOTO
  Professor, School of Science and Technology, Meiji University
Vice President: Ryuzo EDA, Takeru SAKAI, Tsuyoshi TAKANABE, Takuya HARA
Executive Director: Seiji WATARAI
Standing Director: Satoshi NAKAGAWA, Atsushi MAKI
Secretary General: Yoko CHIBA
Number of Board Member: 37
Number of Auditor-secretary: 2


Anyone who has interests in urban and regional planning, community design and actions, local revitalization is very welcome to join us. This is where you can share and develop your vision and find someone to act together.

Only a “Full Member” exercises his or her voting right in the General Assembly. Every member can participate in any of our activities and equally receive services including the Society’s quarterly magazine “Urban and Regional Planners” (in PDF format through email).

Annual membership fee:
Full Membership: 30,000 yen
Associate Membership: 10,000 yen
Student Membership: 1,000 yen
Patronage Membership: 100,000 yen per share


Please contact the Secretariat Office for any questions or requests.

Secretariat Office, Japan Society of Urban and Regional Planners (JSURP):
3rd Floor, axle-Ochanomizu,
3-28–5 Kanda-Ogawamachi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, 101-0052, JAPAN

Telephone: +81-3-6811-7205
Facsimile: +81-3-6811-7206
e-mail: jimukyoku@jsurp.jp
Website: http://www.jsurp.jp/