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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. 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...

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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

A: Simply applying for membership does not mean that you are a member of the Society. After your application for membership has been reviewed by the Executive Board and the first payment of the membership fee has been completed, you will be given a membership number and will be able to use the membership services as a current member. In some cases, the status has not been changed from “applying” to “current” because the...

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Q: I am no longer a student

A: Members who have completed graduate school are required to change their membership status, so please tell the JASID Secretariat with the date and time of completion. Your membership type will be changed to full member from the new fiscal year of JASID that starts immediately after the completion of your graduate studies. Please note that the amount of membership fee will change. Even if full members who do not have a full-time job...

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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...

Q : I forgot to pay my annual membership fee

A: If you have chosen to pay by credit card, you can pay even after the due date on the invoice. If you have chosen to pay by bank check, you will not be able to pay after the expiration date of the account number after it is issued. If the expiration date has passed, please transfer the funds to the Japan Post Bank account of the JASID (fees will be charged). If you...

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Q: Is there a system to suspend membership?

A: We have decided to introduce a self-suspension system starting in FY2023. Only members who have no unpaid membership fees will be eligible to take advantage of this system. It is possible to take a leave of absence for up to four consecutive years. The following membership services will be suspended during the self-suspension period Mailing of the “Journal of International Development Studies” Distribution of ML Conference application and presentation Right to vote in...

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