Organization of JSNA 2021-2023

President Michiyo Kimura Takasaki University of Health and Welfare General affairs
Vice President Kae Yanagisawa Sagami Women's University General affairs
Executive Board Kengo Ishihara Ryukoku University Scientific affairs
Masaharu Kagawa Kagawa Nutrition University International affairs
Hideaki Kumahara Nakamura Gakuen University Editorial board
Emi Kondo Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Scientific affairs
Jun Seino University of Tsukuba Promotional affairs
Toyoko Sekine LEOC Co., Ltd. Accreditation affairs
Eri Takai Japan Institute of Sports Sciences Accreditation affairs
Shin Terada The University of Tokyo Scientific affairs
Kazuhiko Higashida The University of Shiga Prefecture Editorial board
Noriko Matsumoto Sonoda Women's University Financial affairs
Shiho Miyazaki Professional Trainers Team Inc. Accreditation affairs
Keiko Motonaga Japan Institute of Sports Sciences Public relations
Masae Yoshino Yamanashi Gakuin University Accreditation affairs
Auditors Kumiko Ebi Ritsumeikan University  
Yumiko Hagi Tokai University  

Our vision

Vison of NPO Japan Sports Nutrition Association (JSNA)

 Sports nutrition is a field that requires qualified research and findings regarding energy, nutrients, and fluids intake during various physical activities, including competitive sports, healthy exercise, and walking. As exercise and diet are the most important factors to prevent non-communicable diseases, we are greatly interested in the interaction of nutritional intake and physical activities. In addition, to maintain and promote the public health, including children playing sports for fun and elderly people enjoying leisure activities, sports nutrition is an fundamental field.
 However, sports nutrition is often recognized as a field promoting supplements and ergogenic acids. It is because evidence-based practice, and the limited number of qualified professionals.
 Therefore, we believe we need an organization that promote research on sports nutrition, education of qualified professionals, and provide evidence-based practice of sports nutrition to protect the public from unqualified information.
 The JSNA was established to improve athletic performance, promote public health, and develop sports, through supporting research on sports nutrition, sharing information, and educating professionals.

Our histories and mission

 In Japan, the term “sports nutrition” began to be used around 1990, although publications on diet, and nutrition in athletes have been released since the 1980s.
 I will briefly introduce the history of our association. To establish and disseminate sports nutrition throughout society, the “Japan Sports Nutrition Association”, was founded as a focus group at the 51st meeting of the Japanese Society of Nutrition and Dietetics on October 20, 2004. Afterwards, it was necessary for the entity to become an organization in order to build credibility for our group, particularly for proceed the accreditation course of JSPO Sports Dietitian with JSPO and JDA who provide practice by qualified professionals.
 Consequently, our group was certified as a non-profit organization (NPO) by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and has successfully run our projects, such as the release of academic journals, website, and proceeding of the accreditation course for JSPO sports dietitians. When the number of professional members exceeded 1,000, we planned to become a scientific association. The proposition was reviewed over 3 years, and, as a result, our plan was approved at a general meeting held in 2013. In July 2014, the scientific association’s first annual meetings were held. Thus, the JSNA made a new start.

Our history

Date Events
October 20, 2004 JSNA started as a focus group at the 51st meeting of the Japanese Society of Nutrition and Dietetics
March 19, 2005 the 1st workshop at the Japan Institute of Sports Sciences
March 20, 2005 the 1st meeting at Kagawa Nutrition University
July 1 and 2, 2006 the 2nd workshop at Kagawa Nutrition University
June 21, 2007 Certified as a non-profit organization Japan Sports Nutrition Association as a focus group by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
June 2008 Accredited course for JASA Spots Dietitian was started.

Past presidents

Organization Duration President Note
Japan Sports Nutrition Association October 20th, 2004 - July 6, 2007 Assoc. prof. Motoko Taguchi
Japan Sports Nutrition Association
July 7, 2007 - July 10, 2009 Assoc. prof. Motoko Taguchi Reappointment
July 11, 2009 - July 1, 2011 Prof. Shihoko Suzuki
July 2, 2011 - July 5, 2013 Prof. Shihoko Suzuki Reappointment
July 6, 2013 - July 4, 2015 Prof. Shihoko Suzuki Reappointment
July 5, 2015 - August 19, 2017 Ph.D. Kazuko Takata
August 20, 2017 - August 23, 2019 Ph.D. Kazuko Takata Reappointment
August 24, 2019 - August 31, 2021 Prof. Michiyo Kimura
September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2023 Prof. Michiyo Kimura Reappointment

Annual Meeting

Date Venue Chair
July 7-8, 2007 Japan Women's College of Physical Education Assoc. prof. Motoko Taguchi
July 5-6, 2008 Takasaki University of Health and Welfare Prof. Michiyo Kimura
July 11-12, 2009 Kanagawa University of Human Services Prof. Shihoko Suzuki
July 9-11, 2010 Sonoda Women's University Assoc. prof. Michiko Mochi
July 2, 2011 Kanagawa University of Human Services Cancelled
July 6-8, 2012 Iwate Prefectural Information Exchange Center Assoc. prof. Yoshiko Yoshioka
July 5-7, 2013 Kanagawa University of Human Services Dr. Akiko Kamei

The scientific association's conference

Date Venue Chair
July 11-13, 2014 Waseda University Assoc. prof. Motoko Taguchi
July 4-5, 2015 Ritsumeikan University Prof. Kumiko Ebi
July 1-3, 2016 Tokushima Bunri University Prof. Tomi Tsuda
August 18-20, 2017 Otsuma Women's University Prof. Takako Koshimizu
July 21-22, 2018 Doshisha University Prof. Kojiro Ishii
August 23-25, 2019 The University of Tokyo Assoc. prof. Shin Terada
July 4-5, 2020 Sendai University Prof. Hisao Fujii   *Postponed
July 3-12, 2021 Sendai University Prof. Masato Nagahashi
August 27-28, 2022 Sagami Women's University Prof. Kae Yanagisawa


  • Basic sports nutrition’s course for professionals
  • Proceedings of the scientific association's conference
  • JSNA newsletters and e-mail alerts
  • Publication of academic journals (Japanese Journal of Sports Nutrition)
  • Accreditation and renewal credit courses for JSPO sports dietitian
  • Providing evidence-based research, information, and practice by qualified professionals
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