The "Japanese Society of Human-Environment System" was established in 1967 because scientists and engineers, who had worked in Medicine and related technologies such as Architecture, Ergonomics and Clothing Science, realized the importance of developing interdisciplinary studies. In 1977, the first annual meeting was held. Although temperature regulation by humans was the main focus at the beginning, the Society currently covers four major areas:
Time, Space and Environment
Physiology and Psychology of Human Environment System
Device, Methodology and Philosophy
Environmental Design and Strategy.