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JCR Chiropractor Registration

The Japan Chiropractic Register (JCR) was established in 2008 as an independent organization to register chiropractors practicing in Japan. Eligibility for registration requires successful completion of an educational program that meets the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and the passing of the JCR registration test. JCR makes available to the public the list of registrants and submits the list to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) to assist the public in choosing chiropractors who meet safety requirements. The JCR acts in this role until the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare establishes an appropriate government regulatory body.

Registration Requirements

A registrant shall satisfy the following condition 1) or 2) in order to
register in the JCR.
  1. If a registrant graduated from a CCE (CCE-US, CFCREAB, ECCE or CCEA)
    accredited or equivalent (candidate) college, the person shall fall under
    any of the following
    :
    ● graduating from a CCE accredited or equivalent college after Februrary
    2011 with passing of the JCR Registration Exam (IBCE Test).
    ● graduating from a CCE accredited or equivalent college after Februray
    2011 and holding a national/ state/ province license in a regulated country.
    ● graduating from a CCE accredited or equivalent college after Februray
    2011 and passing of the NBCE Part I and Part II.
    ● graduating from a CCE accredited or equivalent college in or before February
    2011.
  2. If a registrant graduated from a JAC-approved interim education program,
    the person shall fall under any of the following:

    ● completing a JAC-approved CSC program by 2008
    ● completing a JAC-approved CSC program from 2009 to 2012, and passing the
    JCR Registration Exam.
    ● completing the JAC-approved Safety Training Program requested by the National
    Consumer Affairs Center of Japan and passing the JCR Registration Exam.

The 12th national chiropractor registration exam (IBCE test) will be
held on January 30, 2022. Applicants are:

  1. CCE accredited or recognized school graduates after February 2011.(including
    final year students of Tokyo College of Chiropractic)

    *the following cases are exempt from the JCR Registration Exam.
    – holding a national (state/province) license (eg, USA, Canada, Australia, UK, New Zealand etc.)
    – passing of the NBCE Part I and Part II
  2. 2009-2012 approved CSC (conversion) program graduates
    – 2009-2012 CSC program graduates of Murdoch University
    – 2009-2012 CSC program graduates of International (Kokusai) Chiropractic College
    *graduates from other courses including CSC after 2012 provided by the
    International (Kokusai) Chiropractic College are not eligible for this
    exam.
  3. JAC- approved Safety Training Program graduates
    – JAC-approved, National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan requested, Safety Training Program graduates

Board of Councilors

  1. Chairperson
    Mr. Shigeru Ishiba MP (Member of the House of Representatives, Liberal Democratic Party)
  2. Vice-Chairperson
    Dr. Yoshihiro Murakami BCSc (Chiropractor, Education Director of Tokyo College of Chiropractic)
  3. Council Member
    Mr. Yoshinori Nishimura LLB (Lawyer, Nishimura Legal Office, Former Director of Department of Public Safety Kanto region)
  4. Council Member
    Dr. Naoyuki Kato MS PhD (Associate Professor, Toho University College of Medicine)
  5. Council Member
    Dr. Yoshiaki Takeyachi MD, DC, PhD (Orthopedic surgeon, member of Japanese Orthopedic Society)
  6. Emeritus Council Member
    Dr. Shinnosuke Takayanagi PhD (Former Professor, Toho University College of Medicine )

Test Selection Committee

  1. Member
    Dr. Bruce Shotts DC. MS (Chiropractor, International Board of Chiropractic Examiners & National Board of Chiropractic Examiners)
  2. Member
    Dr. Yoshiaki Takeyachi MD, DC, PhD (Orthopedic surgeon, member of Japanese Orthopedic Society)
  3. Member
    Dr. Takehiko Miwa DC (Chiropractor, Senior Lecturer, Tokyo College of Chiropractic)

Past Chairpersons

  1. 1st Chairperson 2008-2017
    Dr. Mitsuo Ishikawa Dr. Sc. (Emeritus Professor, International Christian University)
  2. 2nd Chairperson 2017-2021
    Dr. Kiyohiko Toyama PhD (Former Member of the House of Representatives)
  3. 3rd Chairperson 2021-
    Mr. Shigeru Ishiba MP (Member of the House of Representatives)

Contact

Temporary domicile of the Japan Chiropractic Register (JCR) locates inside
the Japanese Association of Chiropractors (JAC) Office.
Address: #503, 3-24-5 Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato, Tokyo 105-0003

Email webmaster@chiroreg.jp

To Prospective Registrants

Here provides the lists of registered chiropractors who are the international (WHO) standard college graduates and JAC-approved CSC program graduates in Japan by the JCR.  The purpose of releasing the lists on this websiteis to notify the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and media the total numbers of the WHO standard chiropractors in Japan.

JCR may release the lists other than on this website for the legislative purposes however JCR strictly acts due to the Personal Information Protection Policy (Kojin Joho Hogo Ho) of Japan today. We do not take any responsibilities for damages caused by chiropractors listed in the list.Any chiropractors who meet the WHO standard in chiropractic can apply to be a registrant in JCR lists. An application form can be downloaded from here. If you are unsure about your qualification to meet the WHO standard.
Please check the Type of Qualifications

Registration Terms of Use

Before viewing the organization’s chiropractor list, please read the following terms of use. Those wishing to be added to the organization’s chiropractors list should also read the terms of use. The following terms make up the contractual conditions regarding the use of this service between users of the Organization and JCR. Please proceed only if you agree to all the following terms and conditions. Those using the service shall be deemed as having agreed to the terms and conditions.

  1. The purpose of displaying the Chiropractor List is to assist the Japanese people in choosing safe and highly skilled chiropractors.
  2. Only chiropractors who have completed an education meeting the WHO guideline standards are published in the list.
  3. The same purpose as above is under consideration for the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and various other government agencies and mass media.
  4. Please contact us if you wish to be published in the list. No registration fees, publishing fees, revision fees, etc. are required.
  5. The Organization shall not be liable for any trouble personally incurred by registrants.
  6. In accordance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information, the Organization does not use acquired information for any other purpose other than for display on the Chiropractor List page.
  7. Graduates of a chiropractic educational institute approved by each regional CCE which operates under educational regulations recognized by WHO, or graduates of the CSC Program approved by JAC the Japanese representative organization of WFC affiliated with WHO, are eligible to register with
    the Register. Please contact us by e-mail to request that your name be added to or removed from the list.

 

JCR Information Brochure (PDF)
JCR Registration Form (PDF)
List of JCR Registered Chiropractors (PDF)