@Founded on April 1, 1993 Japan Society for Business Ethics* (JABES) is an independent, private and voluntary organization consisting of those academic as well as non-academic who are interested in the study of business ethics. Membership with JABES is available for those scholars, students, professionals and others from all disciplines associated with business ethics. The Society conducts an annual meeting in which papers of new research of the members are presented and discussed. The papers are peer-reviewed before presentation by the Program Committee and after the annual meeting the paper presenters are qualified to publish their presentation in a form of complete thesis, manuscripts of which are again peer-reviewed, in a journal Nihon Keieirinri Gakkaishi (Journal of Japan Society for Business Ethics Study). The journal articles are in Japanse with a brief abstract in English,which can be retrieved from CiNii (Citation information by National institute of informatics). Please visit LINK page of this web-site and search the articles of the Society by clicking CiNii and putting a key word JABES. The Society also publishes a newsletter, conducts bi-monthly study meetings, and organizes special study groups. As of June, 2013 there are ten such groups specialized in Philosophical Study, Business Conduct Study, Auditing/Governnance Study, Fact-finding Research, CSR Study, Business Ethics Education Study, Top-Management Ethics Study, Kansai Area Study Group, and Chubu (Nagoya) Area Study Group. The Society has a membership of 488 as of April 21, 2019.
@JABES has signed a Partnership Agreement with GLOBETHICS on October 10, 2012.
@The language used in meetings and publications is almost exclusively Japanese and English translation is provided depending on the necessity of an occasion. For further details please send us a fax : +81 03- 6441-0641 or an e-mail to:<info@jabes1993.org>
Japan Society for Business Ethics
8th Floor Meisan Tameike Bldg.
1-1-12 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Tokyo 107-0052 Japan
The past JABES publication (ABSTRACTS in English)
English naming of JABES organization
Information Bulletin of The Union of National Economic Associations in Japan
Report in 2009 click
Report in 2010 click
Report in 2015 click
Presidential (Chairman's) Report 2014 click
What is Busisness Ethics?

Oxford Dictionaries pro defines ethics as follows:
plural noun
(1) [usually treated as plural] moral principles that govern a personfs behaviour or the conducting of an activity
(2) [usually treated as singular] the branch of knowledge that deals with moral principles
Schools of ethics in Western philosophy can be divided, very roughly, into three sorts. The first, drawing on
the work of Aristotle, holds that the virtues (such as justice, charity, and generosity) are dispositions to act
in ways that benefit both the person possessing them and that personfs society. The second, defended particularly
by Kant, makes the concept of duty central to morality: humans are bound, from a knowledge of their duty as
rational beings, to obey the categorical imperative to respect other rational beings. Thirdly, utilitarianism asserts
that the guiding principle of conduct should be the greatest happiness or benefit of the greatest number.

Richard T. De George points out that the term 'business ethics' is used in a lot of different ways, and summarizes
three strands of the usage of this term: (1) the "ethics in business" sense of business ethics, (2) Business Ethics as
an Academic Field, and (3) Business Ethics as a Movement.

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