Akira Nakamoto, President
Akira Nakamoto, President

The Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers' Association (JAIMA) was established in 1960 with the aim of contributing to the development of science and technology, the development of the Japanese economy, and the improvement of the cultural life of the Japanese people. It strives to do this by improving analytical instrument technology and advancing the analytical instrument industry. This year marks 62 years since our founding.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all users of analytical and medical instruments, member companies, related ministries, academic societies, and organizations for their understanding and support, which has enabled us to continue our activities for such a long time.

The JASIS exhibition is the most-advanced event focusing on scientific/analytical systems & solutions and forms the main component of JAIMA's main business. JASIS 2021 was held in November last year. It was well-received as a hybrid exhibition this time, with the JASIS WebExpo® 2021–2022 event held as a virtual exhibition, in addition to the three-day physical exhibition at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan.

This year's JASIS 2022 will be held in early September as usual, and we are also planning to hold an exhibition in the Kansai region in the latter half of the year. We will do our utmost to further enrich the JASIS experience so that many people can visit and participate.

Global social issues such as the long-term COVID-19 pandemic and initiatives for carbon neutrality (including energy conservation and new energy development) for dealing with climate change have created an urgent state of affairs. In order to solve these challenging social issues, a higher level of scientific and technological capabilities—in other words, scientific and technological innovation—is required, and the contribution of analytical technology is becoming more and more important.

JAIMA will continue to make efforts to help bring about a society where people can live affluent lives in safety and security by supporting member companies that are striving to improve and upgrade analytical and medical instruments. We sincerely request your continued support and cooperation.