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The 25th JASID Spring Conference

Realizing International Cooperation and Interactive Co-creation in Local Context; Global & Glocal Human Resource Development We are excited to announce the 25th Spring Conference of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID), scheduled to be held at Utsunomiya University in Tochigi Prefecture. The theme is “Realizing International Cooperation and Interactive Co-creation in Local Context Global & Glocal Human Resource Development.” This event will focus on the practical aspects of international cooperation and co-creation, with...

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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...

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...


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...

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...

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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...

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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

The 24th Spring Conference of JASID, Call for Applications [1st Announcement]

The JASID Conference Organizing Committee cordially invites all members to the 24th Spring Conference to be held at Akita International University on June 10, 2023. The theme of the conference is “Role of Intergenerational Ties in Sustainability: What to Sustain, What to Update, and What to Pass Across Generations?”. We welcome a wide range of presentations based on your research results. We also welcome applications for panel and roundtable sessions that are related to...

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

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...

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...


[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...

[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...

[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...


[BO-4] KANSAI Branch

More than 20 years, the Japan Society for International Development (JASID) Kansai Branch has been aiming at promoting research activities on international development and cooperation by conducting a series of study sessions on different cutting-edge topics through an interdisciplinary approach. For each study session, we have invited first-hand researchers and practitioners on development studies as guest speakers. Especially in the past few years, we have conducted active discussions on issues related to human security,...



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....


Regional Engagement

Bridging Local and Global knowledge for community development We inspire researcher who are in geographically disadvantaged area and revitalize research and development activity through creating a platform for knowledge sharing for community development, connecting people who are interested in community development and international cooperation. SANO, Mayuko (Chair) UBUKATA, Fumikazu KAJI, Hideki KIMATA, Yoichiro KUDO, Shogo TATSUMI, Kazuko HAYASHI, Yutaka


Election Administration

Vote is your Voice The election for the director candidates is held every three years in the Japan Society of International Development. All members, including student members, have the right to vote. Next election will be held in May 2023. The primary mission of the Election Administration Committee is to prepare and manage the Society’s election to be conducted in a fair and smooth manner for our members. Corresponding to the new slogan of...


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 hq [at] jasid.org jasid.org [at] gmail.com (replace [at] with @) 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,...