Greeting from the President

About us

Some 10,000 members of practicing physicians, research scientists and academic scholars from all major scientific and hospital institutions in Japan are members of the Japan College of Rheumatology (JCR).

The JCR holds the Annual Scientific Meeting every spring and provides a platform for rheumatologists and other specialists to share knowledge on the prevention and treatment of rheumatic diseases. The Annual Scientific Meeting welcomes thousands of rheumatologists and researchers from Japan, as well as from the rest of the world.

Yoshiya Tanaka

Yoshiya Tanaka
JCR President


The aims of the JCR are to reduce the burden of rheumatic diseases on individuals and society by sharing knowledge of the pathogenesis of rheumatology so that the treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of rheumatic diseases can be improved. To this end, JCR fosters excellence in education and research in the field of rheumatology. It promotes basic science and clinical research, as well as the translation of research advances into daily care, and fights for the recognition of the needs of people with rheumatic diseases.