Recruitment of members by the Japan Society of Kansei Engineering
The Japan Society of Kansei Engineering recruits new members of the Society as needed.
Individuals are welcome and we also accept groups of people working on similar themes. Of course, we are happy to receive applications from people involved in life practices and people engaged in practical work in the industrial world, whether in the humanities or the sciences.
Approval by the Board of Directors is necessary for joining the Society. Furthermore, regarding the referee section of the application form, the applicant must go through a short screening process. If he/she does not have a referee and if he/she passes the screening then the Chairperson of the Society will act as his/her referee. After the screening, etc. the Society will send the applicant a notification of acceptance of their application, and information including his/her membership number and payment of fees.
Application Procedure to Join the Society
Please contact the secretariat using one of the following methods. We will contact you at a later date after we have confirmed receipt of your application.
- Enter the necessary information in the form using the menu on the left.
- Download the Membership Application Form from Download Formats, fill it out, and e-mail it to the secretariat’s e-mail address in an attachment.
- Download the Membership Application Form from Download Formats, fill it out, and post it to the secretariat.
Cancellation of Membership
If you wish to cancel your membership, please notify the Society of your membership number, full name, affiliation, and reason for cancelling your membership in the Other Inquiries form that is available in the Contacts section.
The secretariat will reply to you by e-mail after we have confirmed receipt of your inquiry form.
Membership Types and Fees
|Membership type||Joining fee||Annual membership fee|
|Individuals||Regular member||2,000 yen||8,000 yen|
|Student member||2,000 yen||3,000 yen|
|Corporations||Supporting member||None||100,000 yen|
|Charter sponsor||None||300,000 yen|
As a general rule, the fees of individual full members must be paid with an automatic payment using SMBC. Overseas members may also pay the fees using a credit card. The fees are withdrawn once a year and the date of the withdrawal shall be determined by the time of the application as follows.
- Members who applied by late February: March 23
- Members who applied by late May: June 23
- Members who applied by late August: September 23
- Members who applied by late November: December 23
We consult with corporations to determine what approach to use on a case-by-case basis.