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Reduced Membership Due for International Members


Procedure

JSS has a system to allow reduced membership dues for international members. Only those who fall under Category B or C in the Appendix "Country/Region Category Table" are eligible for a reduced membership due. Please note that the discount is not available to members in Category A (please contact the JSS Administration Center if your country is not listed in the category table). Please see the "Schedule of Membership Due" for the discount rates.
When applying for the discount, please fill out the application completely by following the instruction listed below and then mail the application to the JSS Administration Center.

Steps between applying for the discount and paying the membership due:

  1. Obtain the application form (download or by mail)
  2. Fill out the application according to the instruction
  3. Send the application form to the JSS Administration Center
  4. Application review
  5. JSS Administration Center to notify the result on the review
  6. JSS Administration Center to send the payment form
  7. Pay the membership due
    1. *When applying for a reduced membership due, please do not make the payment until you receive a notification for approval and a payment form.

How to obtain the application form:

  • Download
    Application for Reduced Membership Due for International Members(PDF)
    (PDF documents can be opened using the free Adobe Reader provided by Adobe.)

  • Request by mail
    Please clearly state "Requesting the application form for reduced membership due for international members," enclose a self-addressed envelope with an JPY 82 stamp, and then mail it to the JSS Administration Center. In turn, we will mail you the necessary form.

    How to Fill Out the Application Form (Please print legibly.)

    1. Fiscal Year the Discount Is Requested: Please be sure to write down in the underlined blank space the fiscal year for which you would like the discount applied.
    2. New/Renew: Please encircle "Renew" if you had received a discount in the prior fiscal year and encircle "New" otherwise.
    3. Your Country or Region: Please write down your home country or region.
        *If you are from Hong Kong, please state "Hong Kong" even if your country of citizenship is China.
    4. Country/Region Category: Please refer to the Country/Region Category Table and encircle the category applicable to the country or region you specified in 3.
    5. Affiliated Institution, Department, Line of Work/Title as of April of the Fiscal Year the Application Was Submitted: Please write down the affiliated institution, department, and line of work/title as of April of the fiscal year for which you would like the discount applied and then encircle the applicable option.
        *Please note that contract staff (e.g., assistant, researcher) is also considered full-time employment rather than part-time employment.
        *Please note that the discount measure is not applicable if you are employed on a full-time basis in Japan.
    6. Location of the Affiliated Institution: Please write down the address of the affiliated institution listed in 5.
    7. Address (contact address): Please write down the current address or the contact address you would like us to use for notifying the result of application.

    Mailing Address and Inquires for the Application

    JSS Administration Center
    c/o Galileo, Inc.
    Dai-Ni Union Building 4F
    1-24-1 Sugamo, Toshima Ward, Tokyo 170-0002
    TELF+81-3-5981-9824 / FAXF+81-3-5981-9852
    MailF g009jss-mng@ml.gakkai.ne.jp

    Rules for Reducing the Membership Due for International Members

    Latest revision date: July 2017
    1. In accordance with Article 17 of the Bylaws of the Japan Sociological Society, members with foreign citizenship may apply for a reduction of the membership due for the given fiscal year each fiscal year. However, the discount measure is not applicable to those who are employed in Japan on a full-time basis.
    2. Countries and regions, which comprise a criterion for calculating the membership due, are classified based on the Country/Region Category Table by the World Bank. It shall be updated annually. The discount measure is only applicable to those in Categories B and C.
    3. The membership due will be discounted according to the Schedule of Membership Due for members who were approved for the discounted membership due.
    4. JSS Administration Center will directly notify the individual whether the application is approved.
    5. A payment extension is granted during the period between the application for discount and notification on the approval.

    Schedule of Membership Due

    Country/Region CategoryDiscount RatePayable Membership Due
    (after the discount)
    ANot applicableRegular member
    (general)
    JPY 14,500
    Regular member
    (graduate student)
    JPY 8,000
    Associate memberJPY 8,000
    B0.6Regular member
    (general)
    JPY 5,800
    0.8Regular member
    (graduate student)
    JPY 1,600
    0.8Associate memberJPY 1,600
    C0.9Regular member
    (general)
    JPY 1,450
    0.95Regular member
    (graduate student)
    JPY 400
    0.95Associate memberJPY 400
    *The payable membership due is calculated using the following formula: Payable membership due = normal membership due - (normal membership due ~ the discount rate)

    Country/Region Category Table

    Category A
    Andorra
    Antigua & Barbuda
    Aruba
    Australia
    Austria
    Bahamas
    Bahrain
    Barbados
    Belgium
    Bermuda
    Brunei
    Canada
    Cayman Is.
    Channel Is.
    Chile
    Croatia
    Curaçao
    Cyprus
    Czech Rep.
    Curaçao
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Equatorial Guinea
    Faeroe Is.
    Finland
    France
    French Polynesia
    Germany
    Greece
    Greenland
    Guam
    Hong Kong
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Ireland
    Isle of Man
    Israel
    Italy
    Japan
    Korea, Rep
    Kuwait
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Macao
    Malta
    Monaco
    Netherlands
    New Caledonia
    New Zealand
    Mariana Is.
    Norway
    Oman
    Poland
    Portugal
    Puerto Rico
    Qatar
    San Marino
    Saudi Arabia
    Seychelles
    Singapore
    Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
    Slovak Rep.
    Slovenia
    Spain
    St. Kitts-Nevis
    St. Martin (French part)
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Taiwan
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    United Arab Emirates
    United Kingdom
    United States
    Uruguay
    Virgin Islands (US)

    Category B
    Albania
    Algeria
    American Samoa
    Angola
    Argentina
    Azerbaijan
    Belarus
    Belize
    Bosnia-Herzegovina
    Botswana
    Brazil
    Bulgaria
    China
    Colombia
    Costa Rica
    Cuba
    Dominica
    Dominican Rep.
    Ecuador
    Fiji
    Gabon
    Georgia
    Grenada
    Guyana
    Iran
    Iraq
    Jamaica
    Jordan
    Kazakhstan
    Lebanon
    Libya
    Macedonia
    Malaysia
    Maldives
    Marshall Is.
    Mauritius
    Mayotte
    Mexico
    Montenegro
    Namibia
    Palau
    Panama
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Romania
    Russian Fed.
    Serbia
    South Africa
    St. Lucia
    St. Vincent
    Suriname
    Thailand
    Turkmenistan
    Turkey
    Tuvalu
    Venezuela, RB

    Category C
    Afghanistan
    Armenia
    Bangladesh
    Benin
    Bhutan 
    Bolivia
    Burkina Faso
    Burundi
    Cambodia
    Cameroon
    Cape Verde
    Central African R.
    Chad
    Comoros
    Congo, Dem. Rep.
    Congo, Rep.
    C&ocirocirc;te d'Ivoire
    Djibouti
    Egypt
    El Salvador
    Eritrea
    Ethiopia
    Gambia
    Ghana
    Guatemala 
    Guinea
    Guinea-Bissau
    Guyana
    Haiti
    Honduras
    India
    Indonesia
    Kenya
    Kiribati
    Korea, Dem. Rep. 
    Kosovo
    Kyrgyzstan
    Lao PDR
    Lesotho
    Liberia
    Madagascar
    Malawi
    Mali
    Mauritania
    Micronesia
    Moldova
    Mongolia
    Morocco
    Mozambique
    Myanmar
    Nepal
    Nicaragua
    Niger
    Nigeria
    Pakistan
    Palestine
    Papua New
    Philippines
    Rwanda
    S.Tomé-Principe
    Samoa
    Senegal
    Sierra Leone
    Solomon Is.
    Somalia
    South Sudan
    Sri Lanka
    Sudan
    Swaziland
    Syria
    Tajikistan
    Tanzania
    Timor-Leste
    Togo
    Tonga
    Tunisia
    Uganda
    Ukraine
    Uzbekistan
    Vanuatu
    Vietnam
    Yemen, Rep.
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe


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