What is JSSX?

What is JSSX?

JSSX (The Japanese Society for the Study of Xenobiotics) is a society for researchers of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics. Pharmacokinetics is the study of the disposition of various chemical substances, especially medical drugs, in the body, focusing on their effectiveness and/or toxicity. Our society was founded in 1985, foreseeing the importance of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics for drug development and proper usage of drugs.

Our mission and goals

The mission and goals of JSSX are to to contribute to the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of human health through drug development and proper use of medicines. We hold Annual meeting and Workshop, and publish Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics as an official journal of our society to advance the basic and applied studies, providing an opportunity for researchers to further develop and improve their activities. 


Members of JSSX are basic and applied researchers of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, and those engaged in drug development and proper use of medicines. Members consist of Regular members, Student members, and Supporting members who agree with our objectives and activities. Currently, We has more than 2,000 registered members.

Activities of JSSX

-Annual meeting and Workshop
-Publishing Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (our official journal), and Newsletters
-Honoring the achievements of our members (JSSX Award, JSSX Award for Young Scientists, Kitagawa Memorial Award, JSSX Award for Distinguished Service)
-Cooperation with related domestic and international academic societies and organizations