The 34th JASID Annual Conference: Notice regarding reasonable accommodations, infection control measures, and the use of childcare facilities [5th Announcement]

This conference will strive to accommodate a wide range of participants, including those with disabilities, by providing reasonable accommodations. We kindly request the cooperation of presenters in ensuring information accessibility.

Additionally, we have compiled information regarding infection control and the use of childcare facilities during the conference (the following information is also available on the conference website).

The complete program is scheduled to become available on Monday, October 2.

1. Reasonable accommodations

We ask all presenters at this conference to cooperate in ensuring information accessibility. Please read the information at the link below and prepare presentation materials accordingly.

★Ensuring Information Accessibility in Presentation

All conference attendees who need reasonable accommodations are encouraged to fill out the form below by October 10th (Tuesday).

★Application Form

2. Infection control measures

With the exception of the plenary and some individual presentation sessions, this conference will be held in-person. The conference organizing committee will implement the following infection control measures. We request your cooperation to ensure the safety of all conference participants.

[For all participants]

  • Please check your health conditions before coming to the conference site. If you have a fever (above 37.5 degrees Celsius) or are feeling unwell, please refrain from attending in-person, regardless of whether you have tested positive or negative for infections.
  • Plenary sessions will be conducted both in-person and online. Due to limitations related to the venues’ Wi-Fi availability and facilities, we cannot provide online access for the other sessions. We have set up a limited number of sessions exclusively online. If attending in-person is difficult for you, please participate in these sessions.

[For in-person presenters]

  • If you are unable to attend in-person, please notify the conference secretariat (jasid2023fall@). You cannot switch to an online presentation. You cannot also present a video-recorded presentation since it does not allow for real-time Q&A.

[For commentators]

  • If you are unable to attend due to health issues, please notify the conference secretariat and also inform the session chairperson. If you have prepared comments in writing in advance, please send them to the chairperson. If you have planned to provide oral comments only, please consult with the chairperson to find a solution, such as asking the chairperson to provide comments instead.

[For Chairperson]

  • If you are unable to attend due to health issues, please notify the conference secretariat and consult with the session commentators to find a solution, such as asking a commentator to assume the role of a chair.

3. On-Site Measures

  • Hand sanitizers will be available at various locations, and regular ventilation of lecture rooms will be conducted. Disinfectant for microphones in each classroom will also be provided.
  • The decision to wear masks will be left to the discretion of individual attendees.
  • The social gathering will not be buffet-style but will involve individually packaged servings.

4. Childcare Facilities Utilization

A daycare nursery room will be available for preschoolers at the conference site. Its per-hour cost will be JPY 500 for non-students and JPY 300 for students. Please read the details by clicking the link below and send the application by October 10th (Tuesday).

★Child Care Service

5. [Reminder] Submission of Report (Presentation) Papers

Those presenting in the general oral presentation and special session categories are required to submit their report papers by September 30th (Saturday). Please refer to the conference website which includes details regarding the submission procedure.

★Conference

6. Schedule

  • Presentation paper submission deadline: Saturday, September 30th at 23:59
  • Online program available: Monday, October 2
  • Early bird conference registration deadline: Wednesday, October 11
  • Payment for social gathering (simultaneously done with conference registration): Sunday, November 5
  • Conference dates: November 11-12 (Saturday-Sunday)

Contact

34th Annual Conference Organizing Committee
Chairperson: Taro Komatsu (Sophia University)

  • Contact: jasid2023fall [at] (replace [at] with @)



Participation in Conferences during the Recess

Answer

During recesses, the member does not have the right to use the services as a member.

For this reason, it is not possible to submit an application for a conference presentation or to participate in the conference as a presenter (nor to take part in organised sessions or round tables).

However, it is possible to attend the conference as an auditor. In this case, please note that the participation fee is not the member price, but the general price applies.

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Contact

JASID Secretariat

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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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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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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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Public Notice of the Election of Candidates for the Board of Directors [from May 9 to May 23]

Dear Members of the Japan Society for International Development

This is an announcement from the Election Committee. The following election will be held to select candidates for the Category 1 Board of Directors, term 12, of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID). Please participate in the voting.

1. Election Period

May 9th, 2023 (Tue) 8:00am ~ May 23rd (Tue) 17:00 (Japan time)

2. Electors and Candidates

1) Electors (those eligible to vote in the election):
Those who were members of JASID as of December 4th, 2022 (on the day of General Assembly). However, those who have issued a notice of recess are excluded.

2) Candidates (candidates for the election of Category 1 Board of Directors):
The list was finalized on April 9, 2023 (30 days before the election date), and the list can be viewed and downloaded by logging in to the member’s My Page on the Society’s website. Password* is required to view the file. Please use this list only for election purposes and refrain from copying or printing it.
*Password are emailed to eligible members.

3. Implementation Method

It will be an online election using the web election system.
1) At 8:00 a.m. on May 9, two e-mails will be sent to each member from the JASID Election Administration Committee. The first one contains a URL to access the web election system.

  • 【国際開発学会 選挙管理委員会/JASID】Notification of Board Member Election System Login ID (1/2)
  • 【国際開発学会 選挙管理委員会/JASID】Notification of Board Member Election System Login PW (2/2)

2) How to operate the web election system
Please refer to the following.
Election System Operation Manual (PDF) (Japanese and English, English starts from page 10)

[How to use the web election system (YouTube) English version]

4. Election Helpdesk

During the election period (May 9~23), a help desk will be set up by the election administration committee members. If you have any problems, please contact us by email.

For technical matters, the committee will contact the contractor of the web system, so it may take about one day. Thank you for your understanding.

5. Ballot counting and reporting the results

1) Date and time of Ballot Counting:
May 23rd 2023, 18:00

2) Date of reporting the vote results to the members:
Newsletter to be issued on August 1, 2023 (Vol. 34, No.3)

6. Term of office of the next Board of Directors

Three years from this year’s General Meeting (until the General Assembly in three years)

More Details

For details, there is a dedicated website about the election of Board of Directors, term 12, of the Japan Society for International Development:


Contact

Election Administration Committee
Elli Sugita (Chairperson)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Election Administration Commission

  • election11 [at] (replace [at] with @)



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 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




[Important!] To those who plan to be the Society member to present at the JASID Annual Conference

The Japan Society for International Development (JASID) admits only members (regular members, student members, and honorary members) to make presentations at the Annual and Spring Conferences. The submission of proposals includes those for individual oral and poster presentations, as well as for organized sessions and round tables.

If you consider newly becoming a member aiming to present at the 33rd Annual Conference to be held on December 3 or 4, 2022, please note the following schedule so as to complete the procedures on the online system in time.

No later than July 20,

Submission of the new member application

  • Please refer to “JOIN JASID” for required documents and procedures

By the end of July,

payment of your membership fee

  • No membership ID will be issued to access the proposal submission site until the application is accepted by the Executive Board and payment of the membership fee is confirmed.

Proposal submission starts on August 1

  • Please follow the instructions on the 33rd Annual Meeting website to submit the proposal and register for participation



About the 23rd JASID Spring Conference 【The 2nd Announcement】

We received many applications for our conference this year. All the applications were reviewed at the Conference Organization Committee on March. 27, and all the decisions were sent to the applicants.

We would like to ask the applicants to confirm it. Seventeen sessions (community, education, children, development, NGO, SDGs, disaster, environment, society/economy etc.) will be held at the 23rd JASID Spring Conference: three organized sessions, seven roundtables, seven oral presentation sessions, together with a poster session and book talk. Submission of papers, registration, and the others are as follows.

How to proceed

Oral presenters (oral sessions / organized sessions)

  1. Download the form from the Conference website
  2. Online registration and submission of your paper via the registration form on the Conference website
  3. Payment of the participation fee (The link URL is sent after the registration)
  4. The program page, the online exhibition page, and ZOOM URL are available
  5. Pre-preparation (ZOOM)
  6. Participation at the Conference on the day

Poster presenters (poster sessions)

  1. Download the form from the Conference website
  2. Online registration and submission of your video directly to the Conference Executive Committee
  3. Payment of the participation fee (The link URL is sent after the registration)
  4. The program page, the online exhibition page, and ZOOM URL are available
  5. Pre-preparation (ZOOM)
  6. Participation at the Conference on the day

Organizers (organized sessions / roundtables)

  1. Download the form from the Conference website
  2. Online registration and submission of your paper via the registration form on the Conference website
  3. Payment of the participation fee (The link URL is sent after the registration)
  4. The program page, the online exhibition page, and ZOOM URL are available
  5. Rehearsal (an option if you are not a chair)
  6. Participation at the Conference on the day

Chairs, facilitators, commentators, and the other participants

  1. Online registration via the registration form on the Conference website
  2. Payment of the participation fee (The link URL is sent after the registration)
  3. The program page, the online exhibition page, and ZOOM URL are available.
  4. Pre-preparation (ZOOM) *It is necessary for you to participate in a rehearsal if you are not a chair.
  5. Participation at the Conference on the day

<Note>

*The following is the same as what has been sent to the presenters.

* Oral presenters (oral sessions / organized sessions)

Your paper should be written in English. Using the template and making your paper (either a short version = four A4 pages, or a long version = not more than sixteen A4 pages), you have to submit your paper via the registration form of the Conference Website, by 23:59, March 30 (Sat). If you do not submit your paper by the deadline, your presentation might be canceled. (The template and registration form are available on the conference website.) Your presentation should be 20 minutes. When utilizing ZOOM, you are required to share your presentation with other participants (e.g. microsoft powerpoint). We do not provide proofreading services, therefore, you need to edit your paper by yourself.

*Poster presenters (poster sessions)

Please send the following two materials directly to the Spring Conference Executive Committee. (i) Abstract, one A4 page Please use the template (MS-Word) of Organized Session and Roundtable, which is available on the conference website. (No problem even if the content is the same as one of the applications). (ii) 10 minutes narrated video Please turn your PowerPoint presentation to a video.  Format: MP4  Duration: not more than 10 minutes (about 10 slides)

*Registration and Payment of the participation fee

The participation fee is JPY 3,000, which can be paid only with a credit card. Paper receipts issued by the Secretariat are not available because the Conference is held online. Please refer to statements or the receipts issued when you make a payment online.

  • Oral presenters, poster presenters, organizers of organized sessions and roundtables, chairs, and commentators have to register and make the payments by 23:59, Mon. May 15th, 2022.
  • Other participants have to register and make the payments by 18:00, Fri. June 17th, 2022.

Once you make the payment, the contents of the spring conference website will be available. That is why you cannot get a refund after you make the payment.

*Program pages of the Conference website

The program pages include the final version of the conference program, proceedings, poster presentations, and ZOOM URL etc. After you register and make a payment of the participation fee, the links and the passwords are sent.

Please make sure that the password is kept at hand. The final version of the conference program and the proceedings will be uploaded in mid/late May. ZOOM URL, ID, and password will be uploaded in the middle of early/mid June.

*Online exhibition pages

The online exhibition pages will be provided. Some publishers open their website, where participants can purchase books at special discount prices. You can confirm order forms, contacts, and books. The online exhibition pages will be available in the middle of June. (Delivery services are available only in Japan.)

*Video recording of sessions

All sessions will be recorded since there might be some possibilities that the network connection has some problems. After the conference, the movies will be provided on the conference website for a certain period (about two weeks are assumed after the movies are available online).

Those who can turn on their video are chairs, commentators, and presenters. Other participants cannot turn on their video. Please confirm portrait rights, copyrights, personal information protection on the registration form.

*Time allocation of sessions

All the sessions have one chairperson, two commentators, and two to four presenters in principle. The sessions are limited to 120 minutes. A single presenter has 20 minutes for her presentation, the comment 5 minutes, the presenter 3 minutes, and the remaining time for discussion. Chairpersons / facilitators are expected to formulate Q&A.

*Plenary session

The special session will be held in the afternoon on June 18th, 2022. The theme of the plenary session is “Do you know, we have already been doing SDGs.”

In the plenary session, we invite the resident doers struggling to achieve the rebirth of Tagawa. Discussing together in a blunt and frank way, it would enable us to envisage development and global cooperation for the next generation. All the sessions are held online.

For details, please see the conference website (). We look forward to your participation.


Contact

The 23rd JASID Spring Conference Executive Committee

Mayuko SANO (Executive Committee Chairperson, Professor, Fukuoka Prefectural University)
Yutaka HAYASHI (Secretariat, Associate Professor, Fukuoka University)

  •  jasid2022spring [at] (replace [at] with @)



[ IMPORTANT ] Membership Fee Request for FY2022.

Dear JASID members,

This is JASID Secretariat. Thank you for your cooperation to JASID.
The new fiscal year has started on October 1. We would like to inform you about the billing of membership fees for the fiscal year 2022 (October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022).
Please check the following carefully as there will be some important changes to the timing and methods of payment.

 

■Billing of membership fees from FY 2022

– JASID’s fiscal year and the public’s fiscal year are half a year apart. As a result, some members did not pay their fees until April of the following year even though they received the bill of membership fee in October. Therefore, from this fiscal year, JASID Secretariat will charge the annual membership fee in every April as a general rule.

– With the above change, JASID Secretariat plans to charge the 2022 membership fee around April 10, 2022. We will announce the date upon our decision.
However, if you need to pay the membership fee by March for any special reason, please contact the JASID Secretariat.

 

■Methods for Membership fee payment

– As a general rule, the membership fee payment method is the online payment at ‘Invoice/Payment Info’ page after log-in your ‘My Page’ (). You can choose to make payments via credit card or bank transfer, with no transaction charge. Credit card payment has been set as the default when updating to the new system. If bank transfer is more convenient for you, please change it from ‘Change Next Payment Method’ page under ‘My Information’ When your institution pays the membership fee, please select credit card payment by the end of March 2022. When you download the invoice, the account information is written on the invoice.

■Membership fee for 70 years old and over

The JASID Board decided the membership fee for members over 70 years old will be halved from this fiscal year. To apply this, we need your birthday. Although we have already sent emails and letters to the eligible members, please let us know your birthday.

If you have any questions, please contact us.




[Important] Student Members’ Eligibility Verification and Change of Membership Category

Dear JASID members,

This is Mr. Hiroaki Shiga, Secretary General of JASID. JASID’s fiscal year runs from October through September. As JASID enters the new fiscal year, JASID Secretariat will confirm the qualifications of student members. If you are a student member, please be sure to upload an electric data of your student ID card / the certification of your student status from the My Page by following the steps below. Please note that if you do not upload an electric data of your student status, JASID Secretariat will change your members’ status from student member to full member. Also, if you wish to change your member status from full member to student member, please follow the procedure below.

  • Those whose student registration are expiring are requested to renew the “student membership” by showing a student ID to the JASID Secretariat before FY2022 begins.
  • Please upload (★) an electric file of a scanned copy of your student ID at My Page.

Upload deadline: Monday, September 27, 2021

★Procedure to upload an electric file of a scanned copy of your student ID

  1. Login to JASID website (
  2.  After login My Page, click ‘Update My Information’
  3. Please find the item of ‘Student ID card (required for students)’ and upload your electric file of student ID (expiration date: after Oct 1, 2021)
  4. Click ‘confirm’ button.

*You need to upload:
Although you are still a student after October 1, 2021, the validity period of the copy of your student ID which you have uploaded to us is before September 30, 2021.

*You DO NOT need to upload:
The validity period of the student ID you have already uploaded is after October 1, 2021

(NOTE)

  • If you can only upload your latest student ID card after October 1, 2021, please let us know by Monday, September 27, 2021.
  • If you fail to renew the student membership, JASID Secretariat will change your status from a student member to a full member. Then, 10,000JPY will be charged to you as a full member.
  • If you are currently a full member and need to change your membership category to student member after October 1, 2021 (FY2022), please contact us by Monday, September 27, 2021.

When you get your student ID card, please upload it from the Member My Page. For instructions on how to upload, please refer to the “Procedure to upload an electric file of a scanned copy of your student ID” as above (★).

Please feel free to contact us if you need any assistance.

Best wishes,

Hiroakii Shiga
Secretary General
JASID Secretariat (Headquarter)

E-mail: hq [at]




[Important] Application for Membership Fee Reduction and Exemption

Dear JASID members,
Thank you always for your support. We hope every member has been staying safe and healthy, while the COVID-19 has still affected the world.
We have decided to offer reduced membership fees for FY2022 (October 2021 to September 2022) in consideration of the impact of COVID-19. However, please note that the application conditions have changed from last year !

1. Eligibility for reduction and exemption

  • Full member: Members who do not hold full-time jobs and are in financial difficulty due to the impact of COVID-19. Membership fees must have been paid until FY2021.
  • Student member: Students who are in severe financial need due to the effects of COVID-19. All student members are considered to have paid the membership fee for the FY2021 through an exemption.
(It means even if you had not applied for FY2021, we would not consider that you have not paid for the FY 2021.) However, those who joined before FY2020 must have paid the membership fee until the FY2020.
(note) Please be careful that if there are unpaid membership fees when you apply, the reduction and exemption will not be approved !

2. Amount of reduction

  • Full member: Half off the annual membership fee (10,000 yen)
  • Student member: Exemption from the annual membership fee (5,000 yen)

3. Application Process

  • Membership fee reduction and exemption for 2022 will be on a self-assessment.
  • Those who needs to apply must submit the following web form during the application period below.
  • Application web form: See ML or Your “My Page”
  • Application period: Friday, September 6, 2021 – Friday, September 24, 2021
  • After application: After the deadline, the JASID Secretariat will review with our executive board members. The results will be announced from us in early October.

If you have any questions, please contact the Headquarters Office.

JASID HQ Secretariat

  • hq [at]



JOIN JASID

How to Become a Member

JASID is an academic society with the aim of bringing together the knowledge and experience about development from multiple disciplines. We also aim to contribute to the development of human resources for further enrichment of research and practice in the field of international development. JASID is a vibrant association with experienced researchers and practitioners as well as young professionals and researchers.   

Applications for membership are accepted at any time. Those who want to be a JASID member is requested to read the following page and click ‘Membership Application Form’ in this page.


Membership Categories and Annual Membership Fees

  • Full member: 10,000 yen
  • Full member (over 70 years old): 5,000 yen
  • Student member: 5,000 yen
  • Supporting Member: 30,000 yen or more

* Admission fee is not required.
* Financial year: October 1st – September 30th
* If you are a working student, please register as a full member. In this case, please enter the name of your company in the “Affiliation” field (Not the name of the university).

First-year membership fee

Depending on the time of admission, the annual membership fee for the first year of will be reduced as follows. Membership screening is irregular, and the timing of admission cannot be specified in advance.

Approved from October to March

  • Full member: 10,000 yen
  • Full member (over 70 years old): 5,000 yen
  • Student member: 5,000 yen

Approved from April to September

  • Full member: 5,000 yen
  • Full member (over 70 years old): 2,500 yen
  • Student member: 2,500 yen

All members are eligible and no application is required for this reduction. Please check the amount on the invoice included in your membership approval notice.

Annual Membership Fee Reduction Programme

Regardless of the time of admission, we have established a reduced membership fee programme for JASID members who are experiencing financial hardship. If you wish to apply for this reduction programme of your first year’s membership fee, please read the requirements written in the email which we will send you after you send application form.

– Full member (No full-time job): 5,000yen (5,000 off)
– Student member: 2,000yen (3,000 off)

For new members aged 70 or older, the age-based reduction will apply, and they will not be eligible for the reduction due to financial hardship.

After the second year, the JASID Secretariat Office will announce the membership fee reduction application procedure for the following year on the mailing list around August of each year. The reduction will be applied only to those members who have applied in the prescribed manner within the period specified in the e-mail and who have been approved by the Executive Board. Please be sure to read through the emails distributed from the JASID Secretariat.


Member Benefits

For Full member:

  • Qualification for applying to the presentation in the annual and spring conference
  • Qualification for the participation in the annual and spring conference
  • Participation and application for presentation in JASID branch
  • Participation and making presentation of research group activity
  • Submission for our society’s journal, ‘Journal of International Development Studies’
  • Distribution of the copy of ‘Journal of International Development Studies’
  • Receipt of ‘JASID News Letter’ (4 times per year)
  • Receipt of ‘JASID Mail Magazine’ (from time to time), and request to delivery news
  • Request for the notification at JASID website
  • Application for JASID Prize
  • Right of voting and eligibility for election of JASID board member

For Student member:

  • Basically, student member receives the same services as Full member
  • However, you wish to make a presentation at annual or spring conference, you need recommendation of your professors
  • Right of voting for election of JASID board member (no eligibility for being elected)

Steps to Join JASID

To become a member, please click ‘Membership Application Form’ button.

Page1: Agreement

Please read ‘Articles of Agreement of Japan Society for International Development’. If you agree this article, please check ‘agree’ and click ‘Register’ button.

Page 2: Authentication

Please mention your e-mail address and click the ‘send’ button.

Page 3: Profile

You will receive an e-mail concerning e-mail address verification. Please click URL in this mail, and complete the registration of your profile. Please click ‘Next’ button.

Page 4: Application info

 Please check your membership fee and click ‘Next’ button.

Page5: Payment Method

 Please choose payment method (credit card payment or bank transfer) and click ‘confirm’ button. Even if your institution would pay your membership fee, you can choose payment method.

Page 6: Confirm

Please check your application form, and click ‘Register’ button. If you would like to revise your information, please click ‘Back’ button.

Page 7: Complete

 Confirmation letter would be sent to your registered email address. If you can not receive it, please contact JASID Secretariat.


(Note)

  • If you wish to have your membership fee paid by your institution such as a university, please contact JASID Secretariat. In this case, payment can only be made by postal transfer (please bear the remittance fee). Please note that the system does not allow you to select postal transfer as a payment method during the membership application process. Therefore, please select either credit card payment or bank transfer as a convenience method to proceed with the application. After approval of your membership, the JASID Secretariat will change the payment method to postal transfer.
  • If you wish to be registered as a student member, please upload a copy of your student ID (both sides) or the official documents that prove your status as a student and shows the expiration date. Without these documents, your application would be reviewed as that of for a full member. If you are a working student, please join as a regular member.
  • If you do not receive the URL for membership application or the completed application email, please contact to JASID Secretariat.

Process to complete the application for membership

Step 1: Application for membership (online application)

If you are interested in joining our society, please click on the Membership Application Form and fill in the necessary information to apply.

Step 2: Acceptance by JASID Secretariat

JASID Secretariat will confirm the information you have entered. If there are any inaccuracies or questions, our staff will contact you by e-mail.

Step 3: Review by the JASID Executive Board Committee

The application for membership will be reviewed by JASID Executive Board Committee. If any problem arises, JASID Secretariat will contact you.

Step 4: Notification of approval and billing of annual membership fee

After the JASID Executive Board Committee approves your application as JASID member, you will receive an e-mail from JASID Secretariat that your application has been approved and that you will be charged the annual membership fee. Please pay the annual membership fee according to the contents of the e-mail.

Step 5: Membership registration completion email and notification of membership number

After JASID Secretariat confirm your payment of the annual membership fee, , you will receive an e-mail informing that your membership registration has been completed. Your membership number will also be included in that email. And you will be able to receive the society’s mailing list after your membership registration is complete. If there are our society’s journal “International Development Studies” left, we will also send you the latest one by mail. Please note that it may take a certain amount of time for the journal to be sent.

For those who wish to join as a supporting member (companies and organizations)
If you are in charge of a company or organization that would like to become a supporting member, please contact to JASID Secretariat using the inquiry form.


About collection of personal information

JASID has ‘JASID Privacy Policy’. Please see the following site for details.


Questions and Inquiries

FAQ


Contact

JASID Secretariat

Contact Form

c/o Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO
3-2-2 Wakaba, Mihama-ku, Chiba-City, Chiba 261-8545
JAPAN
Tel: +81-43-299-9582
E-mail: hq [at] (replace [at] with @)




JASID Secretariat

  • SHIGA, Hiroaki (Secretary General)
  • AKIHO, Sayaka
  • KONNO, Nao
For inquiries, please contact

To contact the JASID Secretariat office, please use the form from the button below or send your inquiry to the following e-mail address.

Contact Form

Email Addresses
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Business Hours

Tuesdays and Fridays (closed during long vacations)

Postal Address

JASID Secretariat
c/o Institute of Developing Economies
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
3-2-2 Wakaba, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba, 261-8545, Japan

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