Japan

Ankylosing spondylitis society in Japan:

 
Japan Ankylosing Spondylitis Club (JASC) 
Founded in 1991

 
 
c/o Dr. INOUE Hisashi 
1-11-5, Shinkawa Mitaka-shi 
Tokyo, 181-0004 
Phone (+81-422) 45-7985 
Fax (+81-422) 49-6817 
eMail: fwif1005@mb.infoweb.ne.jp 
 

   (president)    TANAKA Kenji, Wakayama 
   (secretary-general)    Dr. INOUE Hisashi, Tokyo 
International contacts     Dr. INOUE Hisashi, Tokyo (address see above) 
Membership 1. Jan. 2009 363 paying members, including 277 with ankylosing spondylitis  
(in Japan, less than 0.01% of the population suffer from ankylosing spondylitis) 
Local branches  no local branches with weekly exercises yet 
Newsletter     [rakuchin] and

   [tomonokaidayori = Club diary booktet]

Frequency 2 per year - each Newsletter
Further publications    (Guidebook for patients written by Dr. INOUE Hisashi) 
  
   (Translation of American guidebook for patients)
Important events in 2009 JASC meeting in Kyoto
Membership fee ¥ 3000 per year for patient members or supporting individual members,  
¥ 10000 per year for supporting corporate members

 

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