Membership

Membership is open to all who are interested in Japonisme: professional and independent scholars, researchers, and students as well as those involved in galleries and museums or freelance work. General meeting (annual) and regular meetings are open to all members. There are also scheduled visits to art exhibitions and others (several times a year) for members. In addition, members receive the annual bulletin Studies in Japonisme and are welcome to participate in symposiums or other special events.

 

Membership Levels and Fees

Regular members: Individuals who are engaged in the research on Japonisme studies. Recommendations from two regular members and approval of the Board of Directors are required. However, if you do not have contact with regular members of the Society, your academic achievements such as publications will be considered. In such cases, please submit copies of your publications along with your application form. Regular members are eligible to vote, serve on committees, and file resolutions at general meetings.

Regular Membership Annual Fee: 7,000 JPY *

Associate members: Individuals who are interested in Japonisme studies. Recommendations from regular members are not required but your application needs to be approved by the Board of Directors. Associate members are not eligible to vote, serve on committees, or file resolutions at general meetings. Futhermore, from 2020 onward, associate members will not be able to publish in the Society's journal, nor will they be able to present at the Society's study meetings/symposia.

Associate Membership Annual Fee: 5,000 JPY *

Student members: Individuals who hold a full-time student status. Recommendations from two regular members and approval of the Board of Directors are required. However, if you do not have contact with regular members of the Society, your academic achievements such as publications will be considered. In such cases, please submit copies of your publications along with your application form. Student members are not eligible to vote, serve on committees, file resolutions at general meetings.

Student Membership Annual Fee: 3,500 JPY

Supporting members: Individuals or organizations who support the Society financially.

Supporting Membership Annual Fee: 30,000 JPY *

* For all levels of membership, there is an initiation fee of 5,000 JPY.

 


 

Application Procedure

1. Download the application form (click here) and fill in the requested information. (A printed version of application form is available from the secretary of the society.) Typing is acceptable except for the signatures of the members of the Society recommending your admission.

2. Send your application form to the address below, or send an attachment of the form through mail:

The Society for the Studies of Japonisme
2F Neo-Arakicho Bldg., 5-14 Arakicho
Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0007
JAPAN

 

japonisme@world-meeting.co.jp

3. An invoice for the initiation fee and annual membership fee (for the current fiscal year) will be sent to you with the formal notification of your acceptance into the Society.

4. Your application will be reviewed and voted on at the board meeting of the Society, which takes place around 6~7 times a year. It may take several weeks for your application to be processed. After the process has been completed, formal notification will be sent to you by mail or e-mail.

Mail transfer:Japanese postal account no. 00100-7-558061
The Society for the Studies of Japonisme

 

 

Enquiry Fax: 81-(0)3-3341-1830 E-mail: japonisme@world-meeting.co.jp