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XXVI IUFRO World Congress:
June 23-29, 2024 at Stockholm, Sweden
Regular registration :
From January 16, 2024
Program update :
April 30, 2024

XXVI IUFRO World Congress

IUFRO World DAY - Digital Forest Science Forum 2021
September 28-29, 2021

IUFRO World DAY - Digital Forest Science Forum 2021


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What is IUFRO-Japan and why is it important?

The IUFRO-Japan (IUFRO-J) Committee is an organization launched in 1970 by the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI) to promote global and domestic partnerships in forest-related research in cooperation with the International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO). The IUFRO-J secretariat keeps members up to date on IUFRO activities. The 600 IUFRO-J members represent 31 Japanese organizations and individuals who wish to further global contributions to the role of research in sustaining forests and people.


IUFRO-J has a history with the FFPRI, which was established in 1905 as a forest experiment unit of the Forest Bureau under the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce. The FFPRI has contributed to sustainable development for people by conducting research on forests, forestry, and forest products. Ever since 1970, in accordance with its mission of conducting leading forest research for Japan’s future, the FFPRI has been cooperating with IUFRO. Cooperation with IUFRO headquarters led to the formal establishment of the IUFRO-J committee in 1976. From then on, the IUFRO-J secretariat has been formally located at the FFPRI. Historically, the chairperson of IUFRO-J has been the president of the FFPRI to meet the needs of IUFRO-J activities. Japanese representatives of the IUFRO international council are chosen and confirmed at the IUFRO-J annual meeting. To provide IUFRO-J members with up-to-date information regarding international forest issues, the IUFRO-J secretariat has published IUFRO-J NEWS three times a year since 1977. (Since 2018, it has been published twice a year.)

IUFRO-J NEWS (ISSN 2189-5503)

IUFRO-J NEWS generally includes some issues concerning IUFRO headquarters, announcements from IUFRO officeholders, introduction of IUFRO conferences by attendees, and the IUFRO-J annual report with financial information. Back issues are available to the public.

List of Back Issues

Year No. of issues
1977-1980 No.1 No.2 No.3 No.4 No.5 No.6 No.7 No.8 No.9 No.10
1980-1983 No.11 No.12 No.13 No.14 No.15 No.16 No.17 No.18 No.19 No.20
1984-1987 No.21 No.22 No.23 No.24 No.25 No.26 No.27 No.28 No.29 No.30
1987-1990 No.31 No.32 No.33 No.34 No.35 No.36 No.37 No.38 No.39 No.40
1990-1993 No.41 No.42 No.43 No.44 No.45 No.46 No.47 No.48 No.49 No.50
1994-1997 No.51 No.52 No.53 No.54 No.55 No.56 No.57 No.58 No.59 No.60
1997-2000 No.61 No.62 No.63 No.64 No.65 No.66 No.67 No.68 No.69 No.70
2000-2003 No.71 No.72 No.73 No.74 No.75 No.76 No.77 No.78 No.79 No.80
2004-2007 No.81 No.82 No.83 No.84 No.85 No.86 No.87 No.88 No.89 No.90
2007-2010 No.91 No.92 No.93 No.94 No.95 No.96 No.97 No.98 No.99 No.100
2010-2013 No.101 No.102 No.103 No.104 No.105 No.106 No.107 No.108 No.109 No.110
2014-2017 No.111 No.112 No.113 No.114 No.115 No.116 No.117 No.118 No.119 No.120
2017-2021 No.121 No.122 No.123 No.124 No.126 No.127 No.128 No.129 No.130
2022-        No.131 No.132 No.133 No.134 No.135

* Issue No.125 has not been published (missing number).


If you would like to make a global contribution to IUFRO as an IUFRO-J member, please contact the IUFRO-J secretariat at iufro-j@ffpri.affrc.go.jp

International Partnerships Office
Forestry & Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)
1 Matsunosato, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8687 JAPAN

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