JAPAN NATIONAL CHAPTER
The Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery was founded in 1993 and currently have 3613 members. The Society decided to function as a Japan Chapter for A-PHPBA/IHPBA in 2012. As of December 2012, around 130 members of the Japan Chapter are active members of A-PHPBA/IHPBA. Members of the Chapter are encouraged to join the combined A-PHPBA/IHPBA membership. The 27th annual meeting of the Japan National Chapter was held in June 2015 in Tokyo with approximately 2,000 participants. In this meeting, we had the 3rd joint session with A-PHPBA/IHPBA. Distinguished HPB surgeons from all over the world were invited to participate in this meeting. Meanwhile, we have started the preparation for 2017 A-PHPBA/JSHPBS joint meeting in Yokohama.