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ELSJ Membership

ELSJ members are entitled to submit their papers to be read at the Annual General Meeting or to be published in Studies in English Literature. ELSJ sends its members six publications per year:

  1. Studies in English Literature, a Japanese number
  2. Studies in English Literature, an English number
  3. Studies in English Literature, a regional branches combined issue
  4. A programme of Annual General Meeting
  5. Combined programmes of Annual Regional Branch Meetings
  6. Combined proceedings of Annual General and Regional Branch Meetings

You can see the list of our pamphlets here.

Membership Fees

Regular 7,000 JPY
Student 4,000 JPY
Corporate 10,000 JPY

Regular and student members are also supposed to join at least one of our seven Regional Branches. The additional fees are as follows:

Hokkaido Tohoku Kanto Chubu Kansai Chugoku
Regular 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY
Student 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY

How to Pay the Fees

The membership fees must be paid in Japanese yen; any other currency is not acceptable. Please understand that any handling charges must be paid by applicants themselves if applying from abroad.

  • If you are a resident in Japan, we strongly recommend you use the Automatic Deduction Service from your postal savings account. That secures your constant membership, and that is the most convenient and inexpensive way for ELSJ to receive your membership fees.
    In order to use this service, you need to have your own Postal Savings Account. You may need your own personal seal ("inkan") to start an account. Please consult a local Post Office branch about how to open your own account.
  • If you find this fussy and inconvenient, you may pay by Postal Giro. We will send you an appropriate form.
  • Overseas residents may use International Postal Money Order.
    We are very sorry but we cannot accept any other kind of personal cheques or postal orders, because of the very expensive conversion fees. We don't accept credit cards either.

If you want to join us, please apply through the Online Membership Application Form below. We look forward to your contact.

Online Membership Application Form

[N.B.] After May 15th, We cannot register your membership in time for the Annual General Meeting. You can buy a Programme (1,000 yen a copy) at the General Reception Desk on the premises. If you buy a Programme and afterwards sign up for our membership, you can take 1,000 yen's deduction from the normal fee (thus you'll pay the normal total after all). In that case, we will request you to show (or send a photocopy of) your 1,000-yen receipt; so please retain the receipt for future reference.