The Japanese Association for Experimental Animal Technologists (JAEAT) was founded in 1966 in order to improve quality and status of the experimental animal technicians and to contribute to the scientific development of laboratory animal sciences and technology required in biology, medical sciences and pharmacology research areas in Japan. We started with about 90 members at the beginning of establishment, there are now about 1,200 regular members. JAEAT consists of headquarters and eight branches, which are in Hokkaido, Ohu, Tohoku, Kanto, Tokai, Hokuriku, Kansai and Kyushu. We organize annual meeting, lecture and practice school at both of national and branch level. The Experimental Animal Technology, official JAEAT journal, is issued twice a year on June and December. The public relational magazine is also published for informational exchange between members.
Many JAEAT members are qualified as Grade 1 or Grade 2 Experimental Animal Technologists, however, the qualification is not mandated by public law. From a viewpoint of animal welfare, the lack of public qualification is undesirable. We believe that experienced competent personnel should take care of experimental animals, because cooperation of experimental animal technologists is indispensable for enrichment of laboratory animal welfare. Therefore, we are making efforts to carry out ethical animal experiments and manage the animals with consideration of the 3 Rs conception (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement).
We wish to develop more effective organization activities so that the society will widely recognize necessity and usefulness of the professional animal technologists who contribute to promote laboratory animal welfare. We appreciate your continuing support and understanding of our activities.
Oct 26, 2016
Yuji SAKAMOTO, JAEAT President