The Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE) was founded on February 1, 1947. Its aims are to "promote scientific culture, expand the industrial economy, and improve the quality of people's lives by furthering the development of automobile science and technology."
When JSAE was first established, its members numbered only 1,500. Today, with the growth of Japan's automobile industry, membership has swelled to over 40,000 members and JSAE is recognized as a leading scientific society in Japan.
The organization comprises a number of committees under the Boards of Technology, Publishing, Standards, Education and Planning and all. Members of each committee voluntarily participate in a range of activities in order to exchange information on automotive technologies and to pursue innovation.