Records Management Society of Japan, founded in March 1989, is an independent, not-for profit, academic body for promoting research on records management issues in Japan. As of March 2014, the individual and student members of the society are 177 (including 1 fellow), while the organizational members and the sponsors are 22.
Members of the society include: records management specialists in corporations and organizations, staff of records management products and services companies, archivists, and researchers of records management studies, archival science and library and information science.
President: Prof. Chiyoko OGAWA, C.A. (Documenting Japan International, Fujisawa/ Fuji Women’s University, Sapporo)
Membership categories and fees are:
Membership benefits are:
In June 2006, the RMSJ, in cooperation with the Japan Society of Archival Science, compiled Introduction to Archival Science: Memory and Records into the Future (An anthology of articles translated into Japanese. ISBN: 978-4816919813). This is published by Nichigai Associates, Inc. See:
http://www.nichigai.co.jp/sales/archives.html (in Japanese)
Records Management, inaugurated in 1989, is the peer-reviewed journal of the Records Management Society of Japan. It is published twice a year in Japanese. The latest issue, No. 66, was published in March 2014.
The journal includes: research articles, research notes, articles of the regular meetings and seminars, research essays, book reviews, and others related to records management issues.
The majority of the published issues (from No. 34 in 1997), except the most recent ones, are made available to the public FOR FREE via CiNii (a database of academic articles, powered by the National Institute of Informatics Japan). However, the issues published within one year are not available, and the issues published 1-5 years ago are available for a fee via CiNii. The list of the issues of Records Management available via CiNii is available at:
We accept papers from registered members all year around. For more information about the journal, please contact:
(Mr.) Takahisa Shimoda
Vice President and Board Member in charge of Records Management, RMSJ (Fuji Women’s University)
(Mr.) Takashi Koga
Board Member and Assistant Web Editor, RMSJ (Tenri University, Nara)