About LSJ


The Lichenological Society of Japan (LSJ) was established in 1972. The society aims the development and spread of lichenology as well as promotion of mutual friendship among members.

Membership of the LSJ is open to all individuals anywhere in the world interested in any part of lichenology. Detailed membership and application forms are obtained from the secretary (Hiromi Miyawaki).

Membership fee is 2,000 yen per year (10,000 yen for five years is also acceptable)

Meeting (The Society holds an annual meeting, generally in August or September. Field trips are normally held in conjunction with the annual meeting.)
News Bulletin of LSJ “LICHEN” is published twice in a year (Contributions from overseas are also very welcome!).
Publication and goods If you are interested in these publications or goods, please contact to Yoshihito Ohmura.
Checklist of Lichens and allied fungi of Japan
Investigation of Endangered species of Japanese Lichens

Executive committee of the society (2022-2023)
President: Yoshiaki KON, Hitotsubashi High School
Secretaries: Shunji TAKESHITA, Hiroshima University
Treasurer: Terumi DOHI, Japan Atomic Energy Agency
Editors: Yoshihito OHMURA, National Museum of Nature and Science
Kenshuke TADOME, Nature Study Center, Saitama
Miyu SUGIMOTO, Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden
Office: Department of Botany, National Museum of Nature and Science
4-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 3050005 JAPAN