YAKUGAKU ZASSHI
The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, established in 1880, is one of Japan’s oldest and most distinguished academic societies. The Society currently has around 18,000 members. It publishes three monthly scientific journals. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (Chem. Pharm. Bull.) began publication in 1953 as Pharmaceutical Bulletin. It covers chemistry fields in the pharmaceutical and health sciences. Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (Biol. Pharm. Bull.) began publication in 1978 as the Journal of Pharmacobio-Dynamics. It covers various biological topics in the pharmaceutical and health sciences. A fourth Society journal, the Journal of Health Science, was merged with Biol. Pharm. Bull. in 2012. Yakugaku Zasshi (Japanese for “Pharmaceutical Science Journal”) has the longest history, with publication beginning in 1881. Yakugaku Zasshi is published mostly in Japanese, except for some articles related to clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical education, which are published in English.
The main aim of the Society’s journals is to advance the pharmaceutical sciences with research reports, information exchange, and high-quality discussion. The average review time for articles submitted to the journals is around one month for first decision. The complete texts of all of the Society’s journals can be freely accessed through J-STAGE. The Society’s editorial committee hopes that the content of its journals will be useful to your research, and also invites you to submit your own work to the journals.

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Ken-ichi Hosoya
Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama 
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Volume 137 (2017) Issue 12 Pages 1517-1531
Implementation and Evaluation of Genetic Testing Seminars about Lifestyle-related Disease Prevention in Pharmacy Insurance
—The Need for Cooperation between the Pharmacy and the University in Genetic Testing—
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The authors held a seminar for pharmacists about genetic testing for lifestyle-related disease genes, with the aim of contributing to the prevention of lifestyle-related diseases. The authors showed that collaboration between pharmacies and universities is important for developing future seminars for the general public. This is because some pharmacists do not wish to know the results of private genetic testing, and most believe that the support of universities is necessary for the genetic testing of customers.

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