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    This academic society currently named as The Japanese Society for Lymphoreticular Tissue Research was established in 1939 to facilitate communication among its members, who were involved in research on reticuloendothelial cells, which were thought at that time to be lymphoid stem cells. The founders of the society were Dr. Kaneyoshi Akazaki, Seizou Katsunuma, Shigeyasu Amano, Syoichi Yamagata, Susumu Hibino, Gyoichi Wakisaka, Sadataka Tasaka, etc. The society has been actively working in the fields of reticulum cells, endothelial cells, and macrophages that target reticuloendothelial cells. Specific topics include morphology, function, cell origin, and neoplastic counterparts and disorders. Later, it was determined that reticuloendothelial cells and lymphocytes had a close relationship, and the society has been working on research on lymphocytes and their neoplastic counterparts.

    However, in recent years most of the reports from the society have involved lymphomas; therefore, in 1996, the society applied to The Japanese Medical Association to change its name. On April 1, 1997, a name change from the Japanese Reticuloendothelial Society to the Japanese Society for Lymphoreticular Tissue Research was approved.

    This society has many features in common with the Japanese Dendritic Cell Research Committee and the Japanese Hematopathological Committee. Therefore, these three organizations are trying to plan a joint meeting. Also, to facilitate communication with hematopathologists in various Asian countries, including South Korea, The Japanese Society for Lymphoreticular Tissue Research is trying to hold a joint meeting among Asian hematopathologists. Thus, this society is actively working as a center of Asian hematopathological research. In addition, research activities on the functional analyses of dendritic cells, and macrophages other than lymphocytes are now underway. The society journal has been changed from Japanese to English, and is named the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hematopathology. This journal is now an official journal of the Japanese Lymphoreticular Tissue Research Society and the Japanese Dendritic Cell Research Committee.

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