The 56th annual meeting of the Herpetological Society of Japan (HSJ) has been held as follows.


Dates: Nov 25 (Sat) and 26 (Sun), 2017

Nov 25: Oral & Poster presentations, Special lecture, Banquet

Nov 26: Oral & Poster presentations, Commemorative picture, General meeting, Satellite Workshops

* Special Lecture: Dr. Mitsuru KURAMOTO (The President of Kyushu Herpetological Society/Emeritus Professor of University of Teacher Education Fukuoka)

Program: The program of the meeting can be downloaded from here.

Venue: Kurokami South Campus of Kumamoto University

Building No. C8 (Faculty of Engineering 2) in the following link:

* Note: Kurokami NORTH Campus also have "Building No. C8". Just see the Kurokami SOUTH Campus map at the middle of the page.

Access map:


Those wishing to participate, please fill out the application below and send it to us via airmail or email.


Kawahara 3499-2, Nishihara-mura, Aso-gun, Kumamoto 861-2404, JAPAN.



  • Early registrations and applications for presentation (without abstract): 24:00 (JST), Sep 29 (Fri), 2017
  • Abstract submissions: 10:00 (JST), Nov 24 (Fri), 2017
  • Presentation file submissions: morning of Nov 25 (Sat), 2017 (the first day of the meeting)
* Please pay all fees at the on-site reception on the first day of the meeting (Only for the attendees live outside Japan).
* Please submit a presentation file at the on-site reception. 
* No changes and additions will be accepted after the deadlines.



  • Participation fee for regular attendees: 3,000 JPY (3,500 JPY for the attendees registered after Sep 29) 
  • Banquet fee: 4,000 JPY (4,500 JPY for the attendees registered after Sep 29)
  • Box lunch (for Nov 25): 500 JPY
  • Box lunch (for Nov 26): 500 JPY
* Commemorative picture will be available on the web page after the meeting.
* A college cafeteria will open 11:30AM-02:00PM in Nov 25, but will close in 26. Few restaurants and convenience stores are available around the venue of the meeting.


Payment: (for participants living in Japan)

Bank name: Japan Post Bank

Branch number: 718

Payee account code: 17110

Payee account number: 30861011

Name of account: “ニホンリヨウセイハチユウルイガクカイダイゴジユウロクカイタイカイジツコウイインカイ”

* The bank charge will be burned by participants.


Presentation guidelines:

Poster Presentation: 120 cm (width) × 150 cm (height) in maximum.

Oral Presentation12 min for presentation, 3 min for Q & A session. PC Projectors (Office Power Point and Adobe Acrobat Reader for Windows) will be available.

Abstract submission: The abstract is required for each presentation. In the abstract, name and affiliation of the presenter(s) are necessary. Main text of the abstract should be less than 200 words in English, or, less than 600 characters in Japanese language. Please submit the abstract of your presentation as a MS word file to the address: (Note it is different from the address of the organizing committee). The deadline of abstract submission is am 10:00(JST) Nov 24 (FRI).

=> Abstract example (Japanese)


    • An attendee may give only one poster or oral presentation, but may also serve as a co-author on an unlimited number of presentations submitted by other registered attendees.
    • Only HSJ members in good standing (i.e., those who have paid the membership fee for this year) can give a presentation.


The booking and payment will be made by participants.

Organization Committee:

Chair: Mitsuru KURAMOTO

Secretary general: Mariko SAKAMOTO

Secretary: Kazufumi TAKAMUNE, Takanori MATSUO, Tomohiko SHIMADA,  Koshiro ETO, Masahiro NAGANO