About JSPS
     The Japan Society for Process Studies has been established for the purpose of promoting the interdisciplinary researches in the various academic fields through the studies of Whitehead's philosophy, and of contributing to the development of these academic fields through academic exchanges between and among researchers.
     A. N. Whitehead is a representative of the philosopher in the field of contemporary philosophies in the breadth and depth of his philosophical studies.
     A school of thought that is founded on the Whitehead's philosophy and seeks to apply and develop it to standard philosophical problems, which is known as process philosophy, has emerged in America (Center for Process Studies, Claremont, California, USA) and is spreading all over the world.
     It is our common purpose of the establishment of the Society that first of all, we make steady progress in the researches based on the breadth and depth of his philosophical studies, explore philosophy in its broadest sense to be required today and develop it, and that in order to achieve this, we contribute to the academic exchanges among many researchers, and thereby to the advance in these interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary researches.
     We will achieve the development of the studies of process philosophy which originates in the Whitehead's philosophy by going deeply into not only philosophy and its related field, but also a wide spectrum of disciplines including sciences such as mathematics, physics and biology, social science and human science, and by sharing broadly the goal of the studies of process philosophy in these various academic fields.
     Needless to say, international exchanges between and among researchers are necessary for this end.
     It is one of the biggest projects of the Society to take part in and promote international activities and exchanges in relation to the studies of process philosophy.
     Although the Whitehead's philosophy is that which has been produced based on the profound tradition of Western Philosophy, it is never the final state of philosophy. It is Whitehead who has criticized such dogmatism of the finality more severely than anyone else. It should be noted that there is the great significance of the establishment of the Society in that we dare proceed to "Adventures of Ideas" through listening modestly to him or even towards surpassing him.
     To accomplish these purposes, the Society shall determine Regulations of the Society, be looking for new members widely, and conduct the activities to promote what the Regulations tell.
     The Japan Society for Process Studies has been established for the above purpose.
Keiji Matsunobu
Seisaku Yamamoto
Hiroshi Endo
Haruo Murata
Yutaka Tanaka
Eiko Hanaoka
The Japan Society for Process Studies
Organizations

Section 1
The name of the Society shall be The Japan Society for Process Studies.

Section 2
The purpose of the Society shall be to promote the interdisciplinary researches in the various academic fields through the studies of Whitehead's philosophy and process thought, and to contribute to the development of these academic fields through academic and international exchanges between and among researchers.

Section 3
The Society shall engage in the following activities to accomplish the purpose of the above Section:
1. The holding of annual conferences (general meetings and seminars).
2. The promoting of academic and international exchanges between and among researchers.
3. The conducting of other related activities to accomplish its purpose.

Section 4
1. The Society shall be made up of persons who are engaged in the Whitehead's philosophy and are interested in its related researches, with the approval of the Board of Directors.
2. The supporting members shall be individuals and associations in accord with the purpose of the Society.

Section 5
The Society shall organize a Board of Directors. Directors shall deliberate on important matters related to the Society and promote its activities.
1. Fifteen Directors shall be elected from among the membership and five Directors shall be appointed by the Board of Directors. The term of office is two years.

Section 6
In addition to the Board of Directors, the officers of the Society shall be composed of the following:
1. A President: He or she shall be elected by the recommendation of the Board of Directors. The term of office is three years.
2. A Vice-President: He or she shall be appointed by the President. He or she shall support the President and promote the contact with members in each area of Japan and the international exchanges.
3. Two Auditors: They shall be responsible for auditing the accounts of the Society. The term of office is three years.
4. Some Secretaries: They shall be responsible for setting up the Office of the Society. The term of office is three years.

Section 7
The President shall be allowed to appoint some experienced researchers as Adviser through the recommendation of the Board of Directors.

Section 8
1. The members shall pay 5,000 yen a person for the annual membership dues. In the case of the university and graduate students, they shall be 2,000 yen a person.
2. The supporting members shall pay 10,000 yen or more a person for the annual membership dues.

Section 9
The Society shall organize a Head Office and an Office for Conference (changing every year).

Section 10
Amendments to these Regulations of the Society shall be resolved at the general meeting.

Call for Papers

I. In order to enlighten each other and to cultivate the mutual friendship and contact through the presentations of the researches on Whitehead's philosophy and process thought, an academic journal of the Society shall be published every other year as a rule.

II. The name of the biennial journal shall be 'Process Thought', whose contents are reports, materials, translations of foreign works, information, book reviews, records of discussion sections, etc.

III. The members shall receive the journal 'Process Thought'.

IV. Members who have failed to pay their membership dues for a year or more may be temporarily made to stop receiving the journal 'Process Thought'.

V. Members of Editorial Board shall be appointed by the President after the deliberations of the Board of Directors. Editor-in-Chief shall be elected from among the members of the committee, and be responsible for convening and organizing an Editorial Board to manage 'Process Thought'.

VI. Also, the Editorial Board shall be allowed to appoint the reviewers. For the editing of the journal, the Office of the Society shall be responsible.

VII. Certain of the articles submitted to the conference or contributed by the members, after the review, will be accepted for publication.
If necessary, the Editorial Board shall be also allowed to request those who are recognized as eligible their contributions (translations, information, or book reviews).

VIII. The Editorial Office shall be located in the Professor Emeritus Eiko Hanaoka Office, at Osaka Prefecture University.

Instructions for Authors
I. All manuscripts submitted to this journal should not be published elsewhere.

II. The length of manuscript is limited as follows.
a. As a rule, a report, a material, and a translation of a foreign work should be written within 30 pages (manuscript paper for four hundred characters), respectively, including notes, references, bibliography, etc.
b. Information and a book review should be written within 10 pages, respectively.

III. As a rule, authors should submit resume (abstract) written in a foreign language (in English, or German, or French). 

Members of Editorial Board
Eiko Hanaoka, Yutaka Tanaka, Tokiyuki Nobuhara, Hiroshi Endo, Ryusei Takeda, Haruo Murata, Yoshihiro Arakawa, Yujin Itabashi, Ichiro Hirata, Teruso Taniguchi, Yasuto Murata, Shigeru Taguchi, Tsukasa Fujinuma, Noboru Nakamura, Keiichi Noe, Hitoshi Hongo,

Advisory Board for Contributors in English

Gene Reeves Rissho Kosei-kai  
Roland Faber Claremont Graduate University  
Steve Odin University of Hawaii  
Co-Directors

Adviser    Seisaku Yamamoto 
Adviser    Ryusei Takeda
Adviser    Haruo Murata
President/Director    Yutaka Tanaka
Vice-President/Director    Noboru Nakamura
Office/Director    Yujin Itabashi
Editor-in-Chief of 'Process Thought'/Director     Ichiro Hirata
Director    Yasuto Murata
Director    Yoshihiro Arakawa,
Director    Masato Ishida
Director  Shigeyuki Itow
Director  Hiroshi Endo
Director  Yoshitaka Go
Director  Tsugiko Sakai
Director  Yosuke Sato
Director  Shigeru Taguchi
Director  Teruso Taniguchi
Director  Tsuyoshi Teramoto 
Director  Keiichi Noe
Director  Tokiyuki Nobuhara
Director  Eiko Hanaoka
Director  Chuichiro Hirose
Director  Hitoshi Hongo
Auditor    Makoto Ozaki
Auditor    Ken Shiotani
Auditor    Tsukasa Fujinuma
Secretaries    Ryo Ohmaya
Secretaries    Nobuto Saito
Secretaries    Yoshihiro Hayashi
Secretaries    Naomiki Morinaga
Secretaries    Koji Yoshida