The Asia-Pacific Symposium On RadioChemistry (APSORC) was founded by Prof. Kishikawa and the first conference was held in 1997 in Kumamoto, Japan. The conference provides an international forum for presentation and discussion of current and emerging sciences in all fields of radiochemistry and nuclear chemistry, and their applications to various fields. It aims to promote academic activities in nuclear, radiochemical and related sciences. Scientists, engineers and students from universities, institutes, laboratories and industries throughout the world are encouraged to participate and make contributions.
The first symposium was held in Kumamoto, Japan (1997), and subsequently in Fukuoka, Japan (2001), Beijing, China (2005), Napa Valley, USA (2009), Kanazawa, Japan (2013) and Jeju, Korea (2017).