We have been exploring Japan for 150 years. 



There is no typical ASJ member.

Many of us are from Japan.
Others of us came to Japan a long time ago.
And yet others are just passing through.

We are a family of many members from different cultures and walks of life.

As with our founders 150 years ago, our spirit of exploration 
of Asia—most especially Japan—unites us. 

We are hooked on the excitment of discovery and of sharing discoveries. 

If you think ASJ might be for you, please contact us. We will be delighted
to listen to your interests and tell you more about ASJ.


REGULAR MEMBER (¥12,000/year)

Purchase of a Regular Membership is the way for individuals to join ASJ.

Benefits include: voting rights, admission to all lectures and events (subject to seating availability), one ebook of "The Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan", ASJ Bulletin (newsletter), access to ASJ's digital archive of the Transactions at the members request.


Sustaining Member. ASJ depends on the generosity of its members for much of its funding.  

Life Member. For a one-time fee of ¥150,000, you may purchase a Regular Membership for life.

Student RateApplicants who submit proof of registration at a university, college, or high school may become a general member at the student rate. Graduate: ¥3,000/year, undergraduate and high school: ¥1,500/year.


The ASJ strives to provide universal access regardless of personal economic circumstances. Under certain conditions, a one-time fee waiver is granted to individuals in hardship. Please contact the ASJ Office for information. 

CORPORATE MEMBER (¥50,000/year)

Purchase of a corporate membership is available for companies, universities, colleges, research institutions, schools, not-for-profit organizations, and libraries. Up to five representatives may be registered as corporate members and will enjoy the benefits of general members. 


Institutional Member (¥20,000/year). Universities, research institutions, libraries, and related organizations are eligible for this rate. Up to two representatives may be registered for each institution.


The Asiatic Society of Japan
c/o Tokyo Health Care University
2-5-1 Higashigaoka, Meguro-ku 
Tokyo 152-8558  JAPAN


Email: info@asjapan.org



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