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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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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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

  • jasid2023spring[at] (replace [at] with @)



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: 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




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.




[ 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.




Q: I forgot to pay my annual membership fee

Answer

For credit card payments

Payment can be made even if the due date on the invoice has passed.

For bank checks payments

If you have already been issued with a dedicated payee account number, you will not be able to use bank check payments if the account number has expired (within two weeks).

If the expiry date has passed, please transfer the fees to the Society’s Japan Post account (a transfer fee will be charged).

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なお、2年間会費の支払いが滞りますと強制退会処分(除名)となります。払い忘れのないよう、くれぐれもご注意ください。

また、退会手続きの具体的な手順は、会員マイページのお知らせ欄にてご案内しております。会員マイページをご覧ください。

退会後の未払会費の取扱について

退会者のなかには「自分はしばらく学会の活動に参加していなかったのだから、未納分の会費は支払う必要がない」と、数年間にわたる学会費を滞納したまま退会される会員がいます。

しかし、学会はその間も学会誌や各種のお知らせの発送など、会員サービスを継続して提供してまいりました。

これには費用が発生しており、他の学会員よりお預かりした学会費から費用を捻出してご提供してきたものです。

このため、退会時には未納分の学会費を必ずご清算していただきますようお願いいたします。

なお、退会された後であっても未納会費に対する学会の請求権は存続いたします。