|The Society of Rheology, Japan (SRJ) was founded in
1973 and was approved, in 2005, by Ministry of Education,
Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as an only official
society specialized to rheological research in Japan.
SRJ is a member of the International Congress of Rheology.
The aim of SRJ is to promote the research in the field
of rheology by supplying information and offering opportunities
for cooperation among scientists and engineers with
any interest in rheology. It publishes a periodical
journal, regularly organizes a few meetings each year,
occasionally organizes international conferences, and
supports meetings sponsored by other societies.
The SRJ now consists of three Branches covering east,
middle, and west parts of Japan. It also has six Special
Divisions, each involving the members in a specific
field of rheology. The SRJ consists of more than 1,000
personal members and 45 sustaining members as of April
2006. The SRJ membership is open to all researchers
from any part of the world, and to all persons who feel
the activities of the society advance their professional
development and intellectual curiosity.