Greetings from the President

Welcome to the official website of the Japanese Society of Toxicologic Pathology (JSTP).

Masami Suzuki, D.V.M., Ph.D.
President, The Japanese Society of Toxicologic pathology
Masami Suzuki,
D.V.M., Ph.D.
President, The Japanese Society of Toxicologic pathology

Thank you for your interest in the Japanese Society of Toxicologic Pathology (JSTP). I was appointed as president and chairperson of the board of directors on January 24, 2024, by the General Assembly of the JSTP, and am serving my 2-year term. I would like to provide you with some words.

The JSTP was established in 1985 and has since been working with and contributing to toxicologic pathology and its related fields in Japan and worldwide. The JSTP acts under the policy from a global perspective and maintains close relationships with all toxicologic pathology societies worldwide, including the International Academy of Toxicologic Pathology (IATP).

Humans are exposed to chemicals throughout their lives; thus, it is critical to assess and manage their risks and communicate helpful information. However, chemicals are beneficial if their functions and practical applications are scientifically justified and adequately developed, and if their risks are appropriately assessed and managed, as previously mentioned. Toxicologic pathology, among others, is a useful tool for controlling chemicals by maximizing their beneficial functions and simultaneously minimizing their risks. Therefore, the mission of toxicologic pathologists is justified and important. As president, I confidently inform you that we, the members of the JSTP, are ready and striving to fulfill this mission.

The JSTP conducts a wide variety of business, including hosting annual scientific meetings and publishing our official journal, the Journal of Toxicologic Pathology (JTP). I strongly encourage you to visit our website and obtain further information about our organization and work, and then to participate in and enjoy our services. First, it may be a good idea for you to learn about the JTP, our official journal. The JTP is a web-based, open-access journal, and its articles are written in English. I wish to emphasize here that PubMed Central, the famous Thomson Reuter's Web of Science, and numerous other literature search engines include JTP, meaning your contribution, if you DO IT (DO IT !), is world-class.

I am pleased to welcome you all to becoming our friends, whatever this may mean to you. Enjoy your time with us. Yours, truly.

About Committees of the JSTP

Standing Committee: Ad hoc Committee:
  • General Affairs Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • International Committee
  • Board Certification Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Publication Committee
  • Communication Committee
  • International Terminology Committee

Our members are actively contributing in Japan to the progress of biological sciences, and the development of new drugs, pesticides, and food additives. In addition, they are involved in making decisions for the risk assessment of these chemicals and environmental chemicals. Furthermore, the activities of the JSTP are not limited to Japan but are expanding internationally. The JSTP was a founding member society of the International Federation of Societies of Toxicologic Pathologists (IFSTP) and has been maintaining good relationships with toxicologic pathologists and/or their regional societies all over the world.

Taking into consideration that keen public attention has been paid to the safety and confidence for drugs and chemicals containing in food, we now need to step ahead our activities for public society to obtain more the social recognition of the importance of toxicologic pathology not only from the academia but also from the public society. We hope that each of the society members will positively participate in the activities of our organization, and also would like to continue our efficient operation to the service for our members during these 3 years.