The Database Society of Japan.

About the Database Society of Japan

Since its foundation in 2002, the Database Society of Japan (DBSJ) has been performing influential activities in the areas of database, media content, information management, and social computing. It is continuously providing opinion exchange sites for the database community, and its fruitful results are being recorded as the web-based publication of both academic journals and Newsletter. The DBSJ aims to be a virtual e-Society in cyberspace.

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May 21, 2002 Establishment of the DBSJ
July 29, 2011 Juridical association registered subject to Japanese civil law

Mission and Vision

The DBSJ is a leader in grooming young researchers and promoting science and technology in the area of database, media content, information management, and social computing.
The activities of the DBSJ are performed with the cooperation of the Special Interest Group of Database Systems of the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), the Special Interest Group of Data Engineering of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), and the Japan chapter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD-J). They encourage industry-university cooperation, improvement of international visibility, and development of new areas that contribute to academics, culture, industry, and society.


  1. Publication of academic journals
  2. Publication of Newsletter
  3. Planning of scientific meetings
  4. Promotion of international cooperation
  5. Other activities necessary to achieve our mission

Member categories

Honorary member An individual who has made special contributions to science or technology in the field of database study and has been recommended through a resolution of the Board of Directors.
Regular Member An individual who has knowledge and/or considerable experience in a database field.
Student member A student at a university or other educational institute who is studying database subjects.
Supporting member An individual, company, or organization that supports the DBSJ and has been recommended through a resolution of the Board of Directors.


Three types of offices exist based on the Articles of Incorporation: a Board of Directors elected by members, a Council comprising supporting members, and a General Assembly comprising members and supporting members. Also, a committee manages various projects.


The basic management of the DBSJ is financed by the membership fees of supporting members.

DBSJ Office

In Masato Oguchi Laboratory,
Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Science, Ochanomizu University
2-1-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8610, Japan

Email: (Office Representative) (Web Manager)

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