Membership Categories

Few organizations offer the value that membership in any category in the Asiatic Society of Japan. The Society has several membership categories designed to meet the various needs of our diverse membership. At this time, the ASJ office does not accept credit cards or PayPal payments.JPY = Japanese Yen.

Application Form

Please click here for the membership application form.

Individual Regular Membership (11,000JPY)

A regular membership is the usual way to join ASJ. Benefits include:

  • Voting rights
  • Unlimited attendance for self and one accompanied guest at all unrestricted lectures
  • One copy of the Transactions
  • ASJ Bulletin (choice of email or print)
  • Invitations to all ASJ events
  • Complimentary exhibition tickets, as available
  • Invitations to Annual General Meeting (AGM) and other special events
  • Unrestricted access to the ASJ Forum, once it is in place

Sustaining Membership (16,000JPY or more)

The Society depends on the generosity of its members for much of its funding. Those contributing 16,000JPY or more a year are Sustaining Members and are recognised as such in the Transactions.

Spouse Membership (4,000JPY)

For spouses of individual members. Benefits include:

  • Unlimited attendance for self and one accompanied guest at all lectures
  • Invitations to all ASJ events
  • Complimentary exhibition tickets, as available
  • Discount on current Transactions and back issues
  • Invitations to Annual General Meeting (AGM) and other special events
  • Unrestricted access to the ASJ Forum, once it is in place

Student Membership (3,000JPY)

There is no maximum age restriction for this category, but student applicants must show proof of registration at a higher educational institution (e.g., university or college) or high school. Benefits include:

  • Voting rights
  • Eligibility to submit student paper
  • Unlimited attendance plus one accompanied guest at all lectures
  • Invitations to all ASJ events
  • Discount on current Transactions and back issues
  • Complimentary exhibition tickets, as available
  • Invitations to Annual General Meeting (AGM) and other special events
  • Unrestricted access to the ASJ Forum, once it is in place

Life Membership (150,000JPY)

Regular membership for life can be purchased for a one-time sum of 150,000JPY. Never have to renew one’s membership again.

Gift Membership (10% off)

A splendid gift for anyone with a serious interest in Japan. Moreover, active members may bestow membership upon a friend or colleague at 10% off any of the membership rates. Please contact the ASJ Office to discuss a special Gift Membership.

Hardship Membership

The Society is committed to ensuring that all have access to its activities. Those keen on joining The Society, but who believe that the membership fees would impose a hardship, Please contactThe ASJ Office to discuss a Hardship Membership.

Institutional Membership

Available for libraries and universities. Please contact the ASJ Office for further details.

Corporate Membership

Participation in Society activities is an excellent incentive for building more meaningful and enduring business relationships through shared interests. Corporate memberships can also be a reward to outstanding employees. Benefits include:

  • Complimentary regular memberships for the head of the company as well as the executive who is applying on behalf of the company for corporate membership.
  • Unlimited Regular Memberships for employees at 90% of the regular rate (minimum 3).
  • Please contact the ASJ Office for further details.

The Asiatic Society of Japan sincerely thank all who join in any category for their interest in and support of the sustained future of the Society.