1 JCR Chiropractor Registration
2 Mission Statements and Constitutions
3 List of Chiropractic Colleges

Mission Statements and Constitutions

Misson Statements

We shall contribute to the prevention of disease and the enhancement of health of the Japanese people by developing chiropractics into a respected profession.


Japan Chiropractic Register (hereinafter JCR) is established to certify and officially announce those chiropractors that meet the international educational standards set out by the WHO (World Health Organization) with the aim of unifying the Japanese chiropractic profession. Until such time as an official registration board is established by the Japanese government, JCR will meet the health and safety needs of the Japanese people by creating a register of chiropractors who meet international standards and can follow business ethics.

1)Register all chiropractors who meet the international educational standards set out by WHO prior to 2009.

2)From 2010, hold a Standardized Chiropractic Test for those desiring to be registered. Initially, the test will be for graduates of the JAC-approved CSC after 2008 and graduates of the International Standard Full Program. After a pre-determined period, all WHO standard chiropractors will be permitted to participate.

3)Create a register, display the register on our website and periodically notify the Japanese government. Those who do not wish to be displayed shall be removed from the register if a request for removal is submitted.

4)All registrants shall be encouraged to comply with the Registration Regulations, shall obtain certification credits through a renewal system and are obliged to further their knowledge and skills.

5)When chiropractics becomes a nationally certified profession, JCR shall convert to a Japanese governmental certification agency and registrants of JCR shall be registered as the first chiropractors with an officially recognized license.


Article 1 (Name)

The name of the Register shall be Nihon Kairopurakuttikku Toroku Kiko (hereinafter the Association); and in English shall be Japan Chiropractic Register (JCR). In order to protect the name, the trademark shall be registered as the service mark.

Article 2 (Organization)

The Register is made up of lawyers, doctors, experts, patient representatives, researchers and chiropractic representatives, and the executive office shall be located where deemed necessary.

Article 3 (Purpose)
1.     The Register shall carry out the following purposes
2.     Chiropractor registration until legislation is achieved
3.     Self regulation of the industry to establish standards for chiropractic services
4.    Certification of the evaluations performed by the Japan Chiropractic Testing Committee
5.     Negotiations with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
6.     Negotiations with accident insurance companies
7.     Strive to achieve the above safely and ethically

Article 4 (Directors and their Selection)

The Directors of JCR shall supervise the activities of the Register. The Chairman shall appoint six (6) Directors, one representative of the chiropractic industry, one lawyer, one doctor, one expert, one representative of the community and one representative of the chiropractic educational institutes. The term shall be for two (2) years; however, reappointment is not prohibited. In the event of a vacancy, the Chairman shall select a representative (Director) to fill the position.

Article 5 (Board of Directors, Matters to be Deliberated, Quorum)

Meetings shall be held at least once per year and convened by the Chairman. Written notification of matters to be deliberated, the date, time and location must be provided to each Director at least two (2) months in advance. Matters to be deliberated shall be the matters stipulated in “Purpose”. A quorum of the Board of Directors shall be not less than two-thirds of the total in attendance, including letters of proxy. Resolutions must be passed by a majority vote of the total of those present and letters of proxy. Furthermore, resolved matters of the Board of Directors shall be displayed in printed material or on the Register’s website.

Article 6 (Remuneration)

Remuneration (daily allowance for attending meetings) for any work relating to one’s duties and transportation expenses shall be prescribed separately.

Article 7 (Accounts)

The business year of the Register shall be from April 1st to March 31st of the following year. After the Testing Committee is established, registrant fees and annual membership fees from support groups shall be added.

Article 8 (Amendment of Regulations, Dissolution)

Amendment of regulations and dissolution require a resolution of at least two-thirds of the quorum of the Board of Directors.

Article 9, (Supplementary Provisions)

These regulations shall take effect from June 23, 2008.