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Within this structure, member scientists from all around the world collaborate on a voluntary basis.

The structure allows IUFRO to address research needs and priorities of its members, policy-makers, practitioners and stakeholders.

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XXVI IUFRO World Congress: 2024
at Stockholm, Sweden

XXVI IUFRO World Congress

Video: "Welcome to Northern Europe"

XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019:
September 29-October 5, 2019

XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019


October 19-23, 2020

Acid Rain 2020

The Future Environment and Role of Multiple Air Pollutants,
10th International Conference on Acid Deposition Niigata City, Japan

Division 7.01.01, 7.01.03, 7.01.10

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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 650 IUFRO-J members represent 36 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 FFPRI, which was established in 1905 as a forest experiment center of the Forestry Service, Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce, Government of Japan. FFPRI has contributed to sustainable development for people through research on forest, forestry and forest products. Since 1970, in accordance with its mission of leading forest research for Japan's future, FFPRI has been cooperating with IUFRO. The activity with IUFRO Headquarters led to the formal establishment of the IUFRO-J Committee in 1976. Since then, the IUFRO-J secretariat has been formally located at FFPRI. Historically, the chair of IUFRO-J has been the president of FFPRI to meet the needs of IUFRO-J activity. Japanese representatives of the IUFRO international council are chosen and confirmed at the IUFRO-J annual meeting. In order to give IUFRO-J members up-to-date information regarding international forest issues, the IUFRO-J secretariat has published IUFRO-J NEWS three times a year since 1977.

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
2017-2020 No.121 No.122 No.123 No.124


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

Center for International Partnerships and Research on Climate Change
Forestry & Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)
1 Matsunosato, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8687 JAPAN

Photo: Izu-Kawazu, Shizuoka, Japan (Dr. Makoto ARAKI)