Society of Japanese Value Engineering (SJVE) is a non-profit membership organization that provides and exchanges professional information about Value Engineering (VE), Japan and overseas , for the purpose of promoting VE activities to bring about better results among industrial and other business circles.


Tamotsu Saito

Director & Secretary General
Akio Miyamoto
Address: 6F Sanai Bldg., Komazawa, Setagaya-ku Tokyo 154-0012 Japan

Tel: 81-3-5430-4488

Fax: 81-3-5430-4431


Established in 1965(Incorporated): October 17, 1980

(Registered as public-interest non-profit corporation): August 1, 2011

Mission & objectives
SJVE promotes and encourages the research and study of Value Engineering (VE) to:

  • Contribute to stable improvement of citizen’s living through realizing sustainable society and invigorating fair and free economic activity.
  • Conduct other businesses which contribute to the improvement of professional skills of our membership, in order to share and foster understanding on the society’s mission and objectives.
  • Training, certification and continued education programs for the purpose of developing professional ability and improving individual’s skills and knowledge in VE
  • Lectures, research/development and award programs for the purpose of promoting and disseminating VE to organizations
  • Sales of professional publications and documents related to VE
  • Consultation and individual coaching businesses related to VE
  • Programs and businesses contributing to professional skill improvement of our membership related to VE
  • Other businesses to support and help achieve SJVE’s mission and objectives
Current membership (as of November 30, 2018)
Membership ….283

The majority of SJVE membership consists of company-sponsored value practitioners. They participate in various SJVE activities such as annual national/regional/local conferences, workshop-style research and study as well as social exchange activities.

Our individual membership is mostly VE/VA consultants and or those who are still active in VE/VA in their own capacities.

There are several additional members from neighbor countries.