The Mammalogical Society of Japan continues developing as one of the international bases of the mamamlogy with 1,100 members of the Society. The Society is becoming mature also as a general incorporated association and, under the stronger social trust, will make effort to create the free and active Society.
The mammalogy has a history traditionally created by Europe and North America, and Asia also constitutes its great pole. The Mammalogical Society of Japan now needs to demonstrate the real value to play a part of the mammalogy in the world.
There is an important role to raise a young member carrying the next generation in scientific study and education in The Society. I sincerely hope that The Society where young people intensely discuss will develop. I would be pleased if you could give us guidance and encouragement for the development of The Society.