Takeya Kawamura, PE
President of the Japan Society of Professional Engineers
Japan society of PE is a non government and non profit body of Japanese individuals who holds or seeks US PE licensure.
Since August 2001, we have maintained an affiliation agreement with NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers, USA), and approx. 20 members are also NSPE international members including me. Why we seek affiliation program with NSPE ? The answer is that we firmly believe that US PE licensure is most successful engineering profession in the world.
We have currently 355 membership including 153 PEs registered in Oregon, Washington, California, Texas, Delaware, Tennessee, and some other states and we also have 172 FEs.
Our members are not licensed in any Japanese jurisdiction, but we are the only publicly recognized body advocating US licensure system in Japan. Most of our members are working for Japanese industries and have international business experience within those industries.
We have two major activities. One is mentoring young and some old Japanese engineers to be registered as US PE. The second is running monthly CPD seminars in the capital Tokyo, and Kobe which provide approx. 800 professional development hours annually.
Every June, we hold general assembly meeting in Tokyo, and since 2008 we are honored to welcome president of NSPE.
2 years have passed since great Tsunami and Fukushima disaster. Though electric blackout has not been occurred since then, to provide safe and economical electric power remains our big engineering challenge. We JSPE are continuing to tackle this challenge on grass roots basis.
With all of these background, we value ethical engineering conduct endorsed by universal education, experience, and body of knowledge. We are willing to interact with you all in order to reinforce the engineering profession.