Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery, a joint official journal of the Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery, Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia, and the Asia Endosurgery Task Force publishes significant studies in the fields of endoscopic surgery. The Journal welcomes Original Articles, Case Reports, Surgical Techniques, My Approach and Short Reports, which are peer-reviewed by the editorial board. Letters to the Editor commenting on articles published in the Journal or expressing views on topics concerning surgery are also welcomed. Special articles, including Review Articles are provided by the Editorial Board and invited authors. Meeting Reports include summaries of symposia or consensus achieved in the congresses of related associations.