Notice of exemption from membership fees for victims of the 2024 Noto Peninsula earthquake

The following is a notice regarding the exemption of membership fees for the victims of the Noto Peninsula Earthquake that occurred on January 1, 2024.

Based on the self-reports of those members who reside, work, or study in the affected areas to which the Disaster Relief Law has been applied, the membership fee for the fiscal year 2024 will be waived. If they have already paid the membership fee for FY2024, the fee will be transferred to FY2025.

Note:
The target areas are 35 cities, 11 towns, and 1 village in 4 prefectures (Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa, and Fukui prefectures) (based on the “Second Report of the Application of the Disaster Relief Law in Relation to the Noto Peninsula Earthquake of 2024 [2nd Report]” published on January 1, 2024, the date the law was applied).

If you are a victim of the disaster and wish to be exempted from paying membership fees, please contact the head office. Even if you are not sure whether you are eligible to apply or not, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Contact

JASID Secretariat

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[Maintenance Notice] Member’s My Page (Thursday, Oct. 12)

System maintenance will be performed on the following schedule, which will involve the suspension of JASID’s membership system.

We would like to inform you that some functions of the 34th Annual Conference website will be unavailable.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our members, and ask that you please avoid the maintenance time.

Implementation period

  • Thursday, October 12, 2023, 21:00 – 24:00 (JST)

Unavailable Services

The following functions will be unavailable on each website during the above system maintenance time.

Member’s MY Page

the conference website (Confit)

All functions on the convention website will be available as usual during the maintenance except for the following.

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Q: I am a full member but I become a graduate student.

Answer

If you are a working adult enrolled in a graduate school, your membership status is Full Member, not Student Member.

Full members who do not hold a full-time position are able to apply for reduced annual membership fee programme.

Reference: Notice of Application for Dues Reduction for FY 2024 [D/L: 17th Sep.]

If you do not have a job and are enrolled in a university, you can change your membership status to Student Member from the next year by following the procedures below.

However, student members are subject to various restrictions on academic activities that are not required of regular members (e.g., conference presentations, paper submissions, etc.).

For this reason, we recommend that you continue to be a full member as long as possible.

Application Procedure

  • The screening will be held once a year in September (the results will be notified in October).
  • The application submission period will be announced in August on our mailing list and in our newsletter.
  • Please apply through the designated application form URL that will be included in the mailing list
  • After review by the Executive Board, the membership will be changed to student membership from the following year.

Criteria to decide

Membership categories are determined by affiliation as of October 1 of each year.

ex. 1)Enrollment in April 2023

  1. Complete the application process by August 2023 (submit a copy of your student ID card/proof of enrollment)
  2. Review by the Executive Board of Directors
  3. Switch to student membership in FY2024 (from October 2023)
  4. Annual membership fee invoices issued in April 2024 will change to student membership rates.

ex. 2)Enrollment in October 2023

  1. Complete the application process by the end of August 2023 (submit letter of admission in lieu of proof of enrollment)
  2. Review by the Executive Board of Directors
  3. Switch to student membership in FY2024 (from October 2023)
  4. Submit a copy of your student ID or proof of enrollment by October 2023
  5. Annual membership fee invoices issued in April 2024 will change to student membership rates

Note

In the case of a change of membership status from full member to student member, if the application is not submitted by the deadline, the change of membership status to student member for the following year will NOT be accepted.

If you are unable to arrange for the documents to confirm your student registration in time by the deadline, please contact the JASID secretariat office before the deadline.


Contact

the JASID secretariat office

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Procedures for Verifying Eligibility of Student Members for FY2024 [D/L: 17th Sep.]

Continuation or Change of Membership Type for 2024

For Student Members

Each year in August/September, we conduct a confirmation of eligibility as a student member for the upcoming year.

Student members who fall under any of the following categories must submit proof (such as a copy of their student ID card) that they are still a student on or after October 1 during the following application period by following the procedures below.

  • Student members whose student ID uploaded on Member My Page is valid until the end of September 2023
  • Student members whose student ID documents (including student ID cards) uploaded to Member My Page do not show an expiration date
  • Student members whose [Last Education > Date of Graduation/Completion] on My Page is before the end of September 2023

Application Period

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 – Sunday, September 17, 2023
*Deadline to be strictly observed

How to apply

Please complete the following application form.
[JASID_ FY2024] Verification of Student Member Eligibility

  • Response deadline: Sunday, September 17, 2023
    *Deadline is strictly enforced.

Student members who can upload their latest student ID only after October 1, 2023

Please notify Secretariat of the delay in submitting your student ID through the application form above by the response deadline.

  • Deadline for response: Sunday, September 17, 2023
    *Deadline to be strictly observed.
〔Note〕

Student members who have not contacted or consulted us in advance and whose academic enrollment as of October 1 has not been confirmed by the JASID Secretariat as of the end of September will automatically have their membership type switched to regular membership starting in the new fiscal year (October).

Accordingly, the annual membership fee will change from 5,000 yen to 10,000 yen (membership fee will be invoiced in early April 2024).

Student members who have already left the academic register

Student members who plan to change to full membership in the next fiscal year should declare their enrollment status as of October 2023 using the application form below.

After that, please log in to your My Page to delete your student ID file and update your affiliation information.

[JASID_ FY2024] Verification of Student Member Eligibility

  • Response deadline: Sunday, September 17, 2023
    *Deadline to be strictly observed.

Request to Academic Advisors

Regardless of whether they are international students or not, many student members are uninformed about the systems and mechanisms of academic societies.

If you have supervising student who is belonging to JASID as a student member, please instruct them on the procedures for continuing student membership.

Full member who wish to change their membership status to student member

Please read the following URL to see if you qualify for student membership.

Eligibility for Student Membership

Q: I am no longer a student

Procedure

If you are a full member who meets the requirements for student membership and would like to change your membership type to student membership from the FY2024, please use the application form below to complete the academic certification process.

Please note that working students are requested to belong as full members.

[JASID_ FY2024] Verification of Student Member Eligibility

  • Response deadline: Sunday, September 17, 2023 *Deadline to be strictly observed

Contact

JASID Secretariat Office
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Reinstatement application for FY2024 [D/L: 17th Sep.]

To JASID members on leave of absence who wish to resume our activities

The JASID members who are currently on a leave of absence and wish to resume our activities from the fiscal year 2024, which will begin in October 2023, are requested to notify us within the application period.

Application Period

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 – Sunday, September 17, 2023

* Deadline to be strictly observed

How to apply

Please complete the following application form.
[JASID_ FY2024] Application for Reinstatement Application for Reinstatement
Response deadline: Sunday, September 17, 2023
*Deadline to be strictly observed

Flow after Application

After the deadline, the application will be reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee, and you will be notified of the results in mid-October or later.


Contact

The JASID Secretariat Office





Receipt of applications for recess in FY 2024 [D/L: 17th Sep.]

JASID has introduced a leave of absence system starting in FY 2023.

This system allows full members and student members to take a leave of absence for up to four consecutive years.

During the period of suspension, member services will be suspended, the sending of the journal and ML will cease, and applications and presentations at the conference will not be possible.

In addition, the right to be elected and to vote in the election of candidates for the Board of Directors will also be suspended.

For more information about the self-suspension program, please visit the following URL.

Recess

休会申請フォーム/
Application for Recess
Deadline for response: Sunday, September 17, 2023
*Deadline to be strictly observed

Flow after application

After the deadline, the JASID Secretariat office will scrutinize the applications and, after approval by the Executive Board, will inform you of the results in mid-October or later.


Contact

the JASID Secretariat Office
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Secretariat.
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Notice of Application for Dues Reduction for FY 2024 [D/L: 17th Sep.]

We are pleased to announce that we will continue to offer our members reduced annual membership fee for the FY 2024, which begins on October 1, 2024.

This reduction is only applicable to regular and student members who have applied for this reduction program and have been approved by the Executive Board.

Members who wish to reduce their annual membership fee for the FY 2024 (from Oct. 2023 to Sep. 2024) must apply to the headquarters office by the application deadline.

Please read the conditions and application instructions below, fill out the application form, and submit it by the deadline.

Application Guidelines

1. Eligibility for Reduction

Full member:

Members who do not hold full-time jobs and are in financial difficulty.

Student member:

Students who are in severe financial need.

2. Amount of Reduction

Full Member

Half off the annual membership fee (10,000 yen)
—> Your membership fee will be 5,000 yen.

Student Member

Regular amount for student members (5,000 yen)
—> Your membership fee will be 2,000 yen.

3. Application Form

Those who needs to apply must submit this form.

[JASID_FY2024] Application Form for Membership Fee Reduction

4. Application Period

From Tuesday, August 15, 2023 to Sunday, September 17, 2023
*Deadline to be strictly observed

5. Application Process

After the deadline, the application will be carefully reviewed and approved by the JASID Executive Board meeting, and the results will be announced from the JASID secretariat in mid-October or later.


Contact

JASID Secretariat Office

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the JASID secretariat office.

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[Notice] Our Office Closed from Jul. 29 – Aug.13

Thank you for your cooperation to JASID.

JASID Secretariat office will be closed from Jul. 29th to Aug. 13th for summer break.

And e-mail will be available after August 13, but please note that it may take some time to reply.

We apologize for any inconvenience this situation and appreciate your understanding.

Best Regards,

Hiroaki Shiga
JASID Secretariat




Q: Designate an overseas destination for postal items

Answer

If you would like mail from JASID to be sent abroad, please go to your “My Page” and change your address.

You will need to devise a method of stating this.

A) Sent to my overseas affiliation address

Do NOT enter the information of your institution address, even if you are mailing to your institution.
Please provide the following information in English in the Home> Address > Address field.
-Name
-Name of your institution
-Address (including country and zip code)
*In some countries/regions, this may be a P.O. Box instead of an address.
ex.)Ms. JASID Hanako, JASID Secretariat Office, P.O. Box XXXX, XX Central Post Office, XX City, PHILIPPINES

B) Sent to my home address abroad.

ex.)Ms. JASID Hanako, XXth Floor, XXXX Tower, RCBC Plaza 0000 XXXX Avenue, XX City, PHILIPPINES

My Page Login

ご自身で住所の変更が難しいばあいは、以下のフォームより本部事務局までご連絡ください。

Change Address

Notes on international shipping

JASID also dispatches our journal through a contractor to members who live overseas.

However, due to international circumstances such as new coronavirus infections or the Russian invasion of Ukraine, or postal conditions in the recipient country, there may be cases where the postal item (the conference journal) sent out may not reach you.

For this reason, the JASID Secretariat Office will not be able to respond to any enquiries regarding undelivered journals sent overseas. Please be aware of this in advance.

Members living abroad who wish to stop receiving our journals should contact the JASID Secretariat Office.


Contact

the JASID Secretariat Office

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Q: I haven’t received my postal parcel.

A: The journal is sent by “Kuroneko Mail” from the Journal Publication Centre. All other mail is sent via the post office. The following are some of the most common causes of non-delivery of postal items.

Address description was incomplete.

Please register the full address notation, including the room number, on your “My Page” for the mailing address. A great deal of mail is returned because there is no room number in the address.


The surname on the nameplate and the name of the person to whom it is addressed are different.

If the surname given as researcher and the surname on the postal address are different, it is often assumed that the researcher has moved to a new address.

In this case, please add the surname as it appears on the address to the end of the address registered on your “My Page”.

Alternatively, the surname can be added to the family name by notifying the JASID Secretariat Office.


The relocation notice was submitted to the post office but not to JASID

The conference journal is sent by Kuroneko Mail.
For this reason, the journal will not be forwarded to your new address even if you notify the post office of your change of address.
Please complete the following notification form.

Change Your Address

See also below for information on the procedures to be taken when moving house.

Every time we send out mail including the journals, a large volume of mail is returned to the JASID Secretariat Office. The JASID Secretariat Office spends an inordinate amount of time checking new addresses and re-directing mail. We would be grateful for your cooperation in ensuring the smooth running of JASID.




Q: Paying multi-year membership fees

If you have two years of unpaid membership fees, you will need to complete the payment process for each invoice when you make your membership fee payment on your My Page.

In “the Invoice / Payment Info” several invoices are listed, starting with the newest invoice.

For this reason, just settling the first invoice does not mean that the full amount has been paid, so please ensure that there are no unpaid invoices remaining after settlement.


Contact

JASID Secretariat

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Q: Is there a discount for disabled people?

Answer

We do not offer a disability discount on annual membership fees.

However, if you require ‘reasonable accommodation’ in participating in conference activities, please contact the JASID Secretariat Office. We will do our best to accommodate you.


Contact

JASID Secretariat

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Our Office Closed April 28 – May 8, 2023

The JASID secretariat office will be closed from April 28th to May 8th, 2023.

We will reply to your e-mail after a holiday.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Best Regards,
JASID Secretariat




Recess

Outline

Periods of Recess

A maximum of four consecutive years can be suspended. There is no limit to the number of times you can use the service.


Suspended Members Services

The member services that will be suspended are as follows.

  1. Mailing of our journals
  2. ML (only information related to membership will be distributed)
  3. Conference Presentations (It is possible to attend the conference presentations as a general guest.)
  4. Election of Candidates for Board of Directors
  5. Voting rights for the election of candidates for the Board of Directors

You will be able to access your “My Page” while you are on leave.

You can change your e-mail address registered on your “My Page” even while you are on a leave of absence.

Please make sure that you are able to receive emails from us even during your leave of absence.


Terms of Use

Only members who have paid their annual dues in full up to the year prior to the year in which they wish to take a recess may take a recess. If you have any outstanding dues, please complete the payment before applying.


How to apply

Once a year (around summer), we will send out an ML regarding the application for recess. Please follow the instructions in the ML to apply for recess.


Reinstatement Procedures

You will have two opportunities to return to membership each year, in October and April. If you return in April, your annual membership fee for that year will be reduced by half.

Each will receive an ML 2 to 3 months in advance regarding the application process for reinstatement. This will be sent to all members who have taken a recess, regardless of the length of the recess requested in advance. Those who wish to return to the activities of the Society are requested to follow the procedures for reinstatement.

Steps to Reinstatement

– Applications received
– Executive board meeting
– Issue invoice
– Payment of membership fee
– Admission to membership

It takes about two months to complete the procedure. If you are considering reinstatement for the purpose of presenting at a conference, please complete the reinstatement procedures well in advance.




Membership required for Application of the 24th JASID Spring Conference [3rd Announcement]

The JASID Conference Organizing Committee is delighted to update you with news of the 24th Spring Conference. All the presenters at the conference must be a JASID member in principle. If you are not a member, you cannot apply. The requirements for membership and registration fees depend on the status of payment, so please check the following details.

Annual member of JASID, who has not paid the required annual membership fee yet.

1)Member joined by September 2022

‐ Please complete the payment for the 2022 membership fee by the Submission deadline(Today – 12th of March).
– Please complete the payment of the 2023 membership fee by the thesis submission deadline (early May).

* Your application will be canceled if you don’t complete the payment. Please check your payment status from the membership page.
*Members-only materials: tournament management rule;

2) Member joined after October 2022

-Please complete the payment for the 2022 membership fee by the Submission deadline(Today – 12th of March).

Non- members of JASID, who wish to present at the conference need to join the JASID membership, should have completed the enrollment procedure according to the schedule below.

Step1)
New membership application deadline:
Sun., 12th February, 2023

– Please check the JASID website (
and send the application form to JASID HQ Secretary Office (not Organizing Committee of the conference).

Step2)
First year membership fee payment deadline:
Tue., 28th February, 2023

– Even if you receive a confirmation letter, if you do not complete the payment of the first year’s membership fee by the due date, you will not be considered as a member and your application for the conference tournament will be invalid.

– You will not be able to obtain your membership number which is necessary to apply for the conference unless you complete the first year’s membership fee by the due date.


Contact

The 24th Spring Conference Secretariat
Associate Professor. Shogo Kudo (Chair)
Akita International University

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[Notice] Our Office Closed: 27 Dec. 2022 – 9 Jan. 2023

Thank you for your cooperation to JASID.

JASID Secretariat office will be closed from 27 Dec. 2022 to 9 Jan. 2023 for the year-end and New year holidays.

We apologize for any inconvenience this situation and appreciate your understanding.

Best Regards,

Hiroaki Shiga
JASID Secretariat




[Maintenance Notice] Member’s My Page (Thursday, Dec. 8)

Maintenance of the member management system (SMOOSY) will be performed on the following date. Please note that Member My Page will not be available during the maintenance.

Implementation period

  • Thursday, December 8, 2022, 21:00 – 24:00 (JST)

*The closing time may be delayed by 30 minutes.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our members, and ask that you please avoid the maintenance time.




Request to all JASID members: Attendance Confirmation for the 33rd General Assembly (Deadline: December 3)

Hello, this is the JASID Secretariat.

As you are aware, the upcoming “33rd JASID Annual Conference” will be held on December 3 (Sat.) and 4 (Sun.) at Meiji University. The “33rd General Assembly” will be held in conjunction with the conference as follows.

The 33rd General Assembly

  • Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022, 16:40 -18:10 (tentative)
  • Venue: In-person at Liberty Hall, Meiji University and Zoom Webinar
  • Agenda: FY2022’s Activity Report, Financial Report, and Internal Control Audit Report, FY2023’s Activity Plan and Financial Plan, and others (*)
  • Due Date: Saturday, December 3 at noon (JPT)

Please indicate your attendance at the General Assembly by filling out the form below 【by noon (JST) on December 3】. If you will not be able to attend the assembly, please be sure to submit the POA form which is included in the last part of the form.

Attendance Confirmation and POA Form for the General Assembly

(It will take only 1-2 minuets to fill out the form!)

*About the General Membership Meeting materials

You will be able to download them from the URL link in advance of the meeting.
We will announce you as soon as we are ready (hopefully on Wednesday, November 30, 2022).


Contact

If you have any questions, please contact the headquarters office. Thank you always for your cooperation.




Q: I’m Going Back Home Country

A: Even if you live in abroad, you can now continue to be active in various membership activities via the Internet.

Member Benefits

However, depending on your location, postal conditions may make it difficult for us to deliver paper copies of the journal. For this reason, when you move abroad, you may take the following procedures depending on your situation.


Stop Sending Postal Mail

All information provided by the academic societies can be obtained via the Internet. The JASID journal can also be viewed on our website or on J-stage.

J-stage
The Journal of International Development Studies (in Japanese)

Due to the unstable postal situation, we request that members residing overseas either stop sending postal mail or set up a domestic mailing address.

Please use the form below to notify us of any changes to your address.

Change Your Address


Confirmation of Payment Method of Membership Fee

Even if you live overseas, you can pay your membership fee by credit card on your “My Page”. If you have selected bank check, we ask that you change your payment method to credit card.

You can also send money from your account in Japan to the JASID’s Japan Post Bank account. For members who do not have overseas payment methods, please contact the JASID Secretariat.


Using Recess System

The recess system will be available beginning in fiscal year 2023. This system is available only to members who not have unpaid membership fees.

Please contact the JASID Secretariat for details.

Q: Is there a system to suspend membership?




Q: My Institution will Pay My Membership Fee Directly

A:

If you do not wish to make online payment from your “My Page” due to payment by your institution, please refer to the URL below and send the money to the Japan Post Bank account of JASID.

Payment Information

Note

  • Please make sure that the name of the member or membership number can be recognized from the name of the payee and the remarks column.
  • Please pay the bank transfer fee.
  • If you wish to make a transfer to the Japan Post Bank account from a different name than the member’s name (e.g., affiliated institution), please contact the Secretariat to inform us of the expected date of payment.
  • It takes about one week for the payment data to be reflected in the member’s page after the payment is made to Japan Post Bank (money transfer to Japan Post Bank is not immediately reflected in the member’s page).



Q: How do I transfer my membership fee?

Answer

会費のお支払いにかんする情報は、以下のページにてご覧いただけます。


本件にかんするお問い合わせ先

国際開発学会・本部事務局




Q: I am a member of JASID. However, I was told “You are not a member of JASID” when I submitted a paper or applied for the conference

Answer

入会を申し込んだだけでは学会員の資格を得たことにはなりません。

入会の申請後、常任理事会での審査を経て、初回の会費の支払い完了後に、会員番号が付与されてはじめて、在会者として会員サービスの利用が可能となります。

入会承認の通知が届いた後に初年度会費の支払がなされていないため、ステータスが「申請中」から変更になっていないケースがあります。

また、会費の滞納が続いたり、事務局がEメール・郵便のいずれでも当該会員と連絡が取れなくなったことにより退会処分となっている事例も散見されます。また、海外赴任等で会費の送金ができない期間があったなどで籍を失うケースもあります。

海外へ転出されるなどで学会活動を休止したい会員は、事前に休会手続きをお取りください。


本件にかんするお問い合わせ先

国際開発学会・本部事務局




Q: I am no longer a student

Answer:

会員種別の判断は、毎年10月1日時点の在籍状況によって決定いたします。

毎年、学生会員の学籍確認の手続きについて、8月頃にメールをお送りしています。

大学院を修了された会員は、次年度の会員資格の変更手続きを行いますので、指定する方法で学籍を外れた旨を本部事務局までご連絡ください。

卒業年月直後に始まる学会の新年度(毎年10月1日)より、会員種別を正会員に変更させていただきます。会費の金額が変わりますのでご注意ください。

なお、修了後、常勤職を持たない会員におかれましては会費の減額制度がご利用頂けます。

この会費減額制度の利用には、募集期限内の本人による届出が必要になります。

期限内に届出がない場合は、通常の正会員としての会費をご請求いたします。


本件にかんするお問い合わせ先

国際開発学会・本部事務局




Q: I don’t have the necessary recommender for membership

Answer

第33回全国大会にて開催された会員総会において、入会時に必要であった推薦者2名を不要とすることが決定されました。このため、入会に際して推薦者の氏名をご記入いただく必要はなくなりました。ただし、会員種別ごとに、以下の情報を追記して頂くことになっております。

正会員

1. 入会のきっかけに関するアンケート

ご入会のきっかけとなった学会員の氏名と所属機関の記入欄が設けられました。入力必須の項目ではありませんが、調査にご協力をお願いいたします。

2. CVのアップロード

「学生証または在学証明書(学生のみ必須)」の欄に、CVのPDFファイルをアップロードしてください(書式自由)。必須ではございませんが、よりご興味のある情報を提供できるようご協力をお願いいたします。

学生会員

指導教員情報(必須)

項目に、指導教員の氏名と所属、連絡先メールアドレスを記載してください(非会員でも構いません)。学部生等で指導教員がいないばあいは、本部事務局までお問い合わせください。


本件にかんするお問い合わせ先

国際開発学会・本部事務局




Q:I have not received any e-mails from JASID

The following are some common cases in which you do not receive e-mails from JASID.

If you do not receive an e-mail from us, please check if any of the following cases applies to you. If you still do not receive an e-mail, please contact the Secretariat using the “Contact Us” form.

1. Our membership system has stopped delivering e-mails to you due to repeated delivery errors

Our membership system is designed to automatically stop delivery to e-mail addresses that have failed to send e-mails several times.

If you have not changed your e-mail address but have stopped receiving e-mails from JASID, it is possible that the system has stopped delivery because your organization’s server was temporarily unavailable for maintenance, etc.

In this case, please fill out the “Regain contact with JASID” form to request resumption of e-mail delivery.

Regain contact with JASID

Please note that e-mails sent from the JASID membership system contain important information, so we ask that all current JASID members receive our e-mails.

2. E-mail from JASID is blocked

In principle, information from JASID is sent from e-mail addresses in the domain or the domain (membership system). Please set your e-mail address to receive e-mails from these two domains.

If you are using an e-mail account managed by your institution, please ask your institution’s system administrator if e-mail from the above two domains is blocked.

If your institution’s security prevents you from receiving JASID e-mails, please register your personal e-mail address as the address for login to your “My Page”.

3. You are not using the e-mail address registered with JASID

We have seen many cases where members have stopped using the e-mail address registered with JASID. However, they thought they no longer received JASID e-mails.

When you no longer use the e-mail address you have been using for JASID, please change the e-mail address on your “My Page”. If you have already lost access to your “My Page”, please contact the JASID Secretariat.

4. E-mails from JASID arrive in my spam or promotions folder

We sometimes send important notices via our membership system, so please make sure that e-mails from the above domains are set to arrive in your Inbox.

Regarding “I have sent an e-mail to JASID but have not received a reply from JASID”…

If you have replied to an e-mail sent from our membership system, the e-mail will not be sent to the JASID Secretariat (because it is a delivery-only e-mail). If you wish to contact us, please use the Contact Form or send e-mail.


As a rule, the secretariat office is open on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please understand that it may take some time for us to reply.

If you still have not received an e-mail after checking any of the above, please contact the Secretariat. Thank you very much for your cooperation in ensuring the smooth operation of JASID.




Q: I am on a leave of absence from university. Can I still enroll in JASID as a student member?

A: Every August, we ask student members to submit their student ID card to prove that they are students. At this time, they can continue their student membership if they submit a copy of a document that proves that they are on a leave of absence (e.g., a certificate of absence from school).

Please note that you must remember to renew your membership every year until you return to school. If not submitted, you will become a regular member from the following year. In addition, from the FY2023 (October 2022), we have established a self-suspension system, so you may use it.

For working students, we ask that you join as a full member. If you have any questions, please contact the JASID Secretariat.




Q: Cautions for payment of dues via bank check

Two methods of payment are available on “My Page”: credit card payment and online banking payment by bank check.

However, bank checks are only available in Japan and cannot accept money transfers from overseas.

For this reason, if you have selected bank check as your payment method when creating your invoice, please send money from overseas to JASID’s Japan Post Bank account, not to the bank check account number.

Please refer to the following page for instructions on how to send money to the Japan Post Bank account.

Payment Information




Notice of Application for Dues Reduction for FY 2023 [D/L: 25th Sep.]

The annual membership fee reduction program will be implemented for the fiscal year 2023. This programme will be applied only to those members who have applied for both full and student members and have been approved by the Executive Board of Directors.

Application must be submitted to the JASID secretariat office within the application deadline.

Members who wish to have their annual membership fee reduced for the fiscal year 2023 (from October 1, 2022), please read the conditions and application procedure below, fill out the application form, and submit it within the deadline.

Application Guidelines

1. Eligibility for Reduction

Full member:

Members who do not hold full-time jobs and are in financial difficulty.

Student member:

Students who are in severe financial need.

2. Amount of Reduction

Full Member:

Half off the annual membership fee (10,000 yen)
—> Your membership fee is 5,000 yen.

Student Member:

from the annual membership fee (5,000 yen)
—> Your membership fee is 2,000 yen.

3. Application Form

Those who needs to apply must submit this form.

4. Application Period

From Saturday, September 3, 2022 to Sunday, September 25, 2022
(Deadline to be strictly observed)

5. Application Process

After the deadline, the application will be carefully reviewed and approved by the JASID Executive Board meeting, and the results will be announced from the JASID secretariat in mid-October or later.


Contact

JASID Secretariat Office
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the JASID secretariat office .




Check your membership status and Change of Membership Type

This is JASID Secretariat. Thank you for your cooperation. Today, we inform you of two important notices.

Check Your Membership Status in FY2023

For Student members

On October 1, JASID will have come a new finical year (FY2023). If you would like to continue the status of student member in FY 2023, please upload a copy of your current student ID card on a Google form “[JASID] Verification of Student Member Eligibility” as below by September 25, 2022. Either a digital scan or clearly taken digital photograph is welcome.

[JASID] Verification of Student Member Eligibility

*Deadline: September 25, 2022

If you are unable to provide proof of student status by September 25, please contact the JASID secretariat office using e-mail. If you do not inform your situation in advance, you will become a full member after October 1, and your annual membership fee will be 10,000 yen.

In addition, if you plan to change your membership type to full member in the next fiscal year, please delete the student ID file uploaded on your “My Page” and update your affiliation information.

Change Membership Status

If you are a full member in FY2022 and wish to change your membership status to a student member, please contact the JASID secretariat office. We would like to inform you about the screening process for change of membership type.

For working students, we ask that you remain as a full member.

Update Your Information

If you have any other membership information that needs to be changed, please log in to your “My Page” from the URL below and update your information.

If you have any question, please contact the JASID Secretariat.

With very best wishes,


Contact

JASID Secretariat




Information on payment of membership fees

1. Invoice issued

You can issue your own invoices. For details on the procedure, please click on the link below.

  • Invoice issuance procedure

If you are unable to use the PDF invoice, please contact the secretariat office.


2. Payment Procedure

As a general rule, payment of membership fees should be made online through your “My Page”. Please login to your “My Page” from the following URL to make your payment.

For details on the login procedure and interface of “My Page”, please click on the links below.

  • Login for the first time
  • Forgot your password?
  • My Page screen structure

A. Credit Card Payment

There are two types of credit card payment.

  • Credit Card Payment (One-off) : credit card information will be required at every payment.
  • Credit Card Payment (Auto-renewal) : your credit card information at the first payment will be automatically registered.

JASID is only contracted for “One-off”. For more derails, please click on the link below.


B. Bank Transfer

If you select Bank Transfer, please issue your bank account number from My Page.

  • It is not possible to change the payment method after acceptance.
  • You can pay only at Japanese banks.

For more derails, please click on the link below.
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When using Bank Check, please be sure to also read the precautions listed on the following page.


C. Direct payment from your institution

If you pay your membership fee to JASID from your institution directly, please note the following points before proceeding.

  • Members who wish to pay your membership fee from your institutions must notify the following two items to the headquarters office in advance.
    – Name of the payee (your institution’s name)
    – Expected date of payment
  • Please write either [member’s name] or [member’s 6-digit number] in the name of the payee or in the correspondence box. (We receive many deposits for which the subject is unknown. And the reconciliation process is taking an inordinate amount of time!)
  • Please pay the transfer fee.
  • Remittances to Japan Post Bank are not immediately reflected on your “My page”. It takes 1-2 weeks for the deposit information to be reflected on your “My page”.

D. Pay by postal transfer

Those who are not able to use the online payment system on “My Page” can continue to pay to the Japan Post Bank account. Please read the following and follow the procedure according to the payment method that suits you best.

Please note that using “Bank Check” for account transfers is more economical in the following respects.

  • A Resona Bank account number is issued for each invoice, and a record of the payment is kept on the member’s My Page when the payment is completed.
  • The payment fee is borne by the association.
  • Receipts can be issued immediately.

For this reason, members who make transfers from their own accounts or ATMs are encouraged to use Bank Check.

From your bank account

  1. Please select credit card payment method on “My Page”
  2. Please download the invoice.
  3. Please pay to the Japan Post Bank account number shown on the invoice.

Using the transfer form

  1. Please select credit card as the payment method on your “My Page”
  2. Please request us a postal transfer form to be mailed
  3. Please send your membership fees to the Japan Post Bank account number shown on the money transfer form (please write your 6-digit membership number in the correspondence column)

Notes on remittances to Japan Post accounts

  • Please write either [member’s name] or [member’s 6-digit number] in the name of the payee or in the correspondence box (We receive many deposits for which the subject is unknown. And the reconciliation process is taking an inordinate amount of time!)
  • Please pay the transfer fee
  • Remittances to Japan Post Bank are not immediately reflected on your “My page”. It takes 1-2 weeks for the deposit information to be reflected on your “My page”

3. Receipts Issued

You can issue your own receipt. For details on the procedure, please click on the link below.

  • Issue receipts

If you are unable to use the PDF receipt, please contact the secretariat office.


4. Other information

In addition, “FAQ” regarding membership fees can be found at the following URL.