Individual Member Benefits & Dues

Become a member with us for TWO reasons.

  1. OUR MISSION – your membership helps us in all our work to strengthen the US-Japan relationship in our community
  2. CONNECT TO JAPAN – enjoy and network at our events, meet like-minded people, join in and help us make our programming even stronger!

All individual members receive these benefits:

  • access to JASO events at discounted member pricing levels
  • access to member-only events
  • opportunity to register for Japanese language classes
  • access to member-to-member promotions from corporate members
  • access to special rates offered to JAS members by Imperial Hotel in Tokyo
  • JASO e-newsletters and event communications
  • general introductions to other members at JASO events
  • help finding answers on community topics
  • opportunity to volunteer on committees

Please note that staff only offers direct business-to-business introductions, business promotions and other business-related services to corporate members.

Note: Membership fees are non-refundable, and tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Keep your payment receipt, and check with your tax professional.

How to Determine Your Category

Senior – $33 – you are 65 or older. We reserve the right to ask for proof of age

Student – $38 – you are typically aged between 18 – 23, although you may have stepped away from the workplace to (re-)enter college at a later stage. You primarily identify as a student (which will be reflected in your other social media profiles). You are currently registered at a college and actively taking a number of courses. You must bring your Student ID to your first JASO event. If you are a working adult who is also enrolled in college, please select either the “NEXT” or “Individual” option.

NEXT (Young Pro) – $38 – you are aged between 21 and 35. We reserve the right to ask proof of age. After 2 years of Young Pro membership you must move to an Individual or Corporate membership option.

Individual (up to 2 as a couple) – $66 – you must provide separate email and phone contact information. If a couple, you must have the same mailing address. “Friends” or “colleagues” is not a couple. If you are a couple, and aged 21-35, you can still be a part of the NEXT community of young pros. Just check the checkbox as you join.

Columbia Circle – $1,000 – includes the additional benefit of invitations to private VIP functions.

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