For the purpose of promoting communication and information exchange between academia and the chemical industry
consisting of 580 corporate members and roughly 15,000 individual members, the CSJ has been carrying out several
activities, including establishing special committees.
In 1992, the Industrial Liaison Committee of about 90 regular industrial members was established to introduce
the opinions of industrial members into the CSJ activities. In 2002, this name was changed to the Industry/Academia
Exchange Committee managed by the Department of Exchange with Industry. The principal mission of the Committee is to
promote collaboration among industry, academia, and the government. Toward this goal, the following activities are
conducted by four Subcommittees:
(1) At the Spring Meetings, recognizing young researchers in such industrially important fields as polymers, material
chemistry, functional materials and their applications, and resources/energy/environment/safety-related chemistry.
(2) Holding special sessions at the Spring Meetings targeted at industrial members, on such topics as the future of
chemical technologies, CO2 issues, and business models.
(3) Setting up poster sessions to introduce industrial R&D activities to students.
(4) Managing the R&D Forum for young industrial researchers to exchange opinions from different areas and industries.
(5) Holding the Research Directors' Forum where academic and industrial researchers and government officials exchange views on the problems faced by Japanese chemical industries.