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How to Join RSJ

Types of Members

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Based on its articles of incorporation, RSJ has five types of members, as listed in the table below: regular members, student members, honorary members, life members, and supporting members (Japanese Only). When joining RSJ, regular members, student members, and supporting members do not require an introducer. RSJ’s current membership is composed of people from a wide range of fields, including researchers, educators, production technology managers, technical consultants, and people involved in publishing.

Type of memberQualifications
Individual membersRegular members Individuals having the special academic knowledge or equivalent experience within the scope of the purpose and business of the Society.
Student members Individuals taking a course related to the scope of the purpose and business of the Society in a university department, a graduate school course, or a school corresponding thereto.
Student member has two types: Student member A, and Student member B. Student A is sent Journal of Robotics Society of Japan (JRSJ) (Japanese) by air mail or surface mail, and Student member B isn’t sent JRSJ.
Honorary members Individuals achieving special performance within the scope of the purpose and business of this Society and recommended by a resolution of the General Meeting. (A regular member who becomes an honorary member may retain his/her status as a regular member.)
Life members Individuals who meet the requirements stipulated in the Regulations on the Certification of Life Members. The application method can be confirmed in Introduction of life membership system(Japanese Only).
Supporting members Organizations or individuals supporting and assisting the purpose and business of the Society.

Benefits of Individual members;
Regular members, Student members, Honorary members, and Life members

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  1. As individual members of RSJ the special robotics association, you can indicate status and activities of specialist in robotics, and build up network between specialists in robotics field.
  2. Individual members except student member B and life members are sent 1 free copy of each issue of the Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan (JRSJ) (which also serves as a journal for essays and sells for 2,700 yen exclusive of consumption tax).
    Through the use of the online journal on J-stage, all individual members can read and download PDF files of papers and reviews of the journals that were published in the last twelve months except for the latest issue.
  3. All individual members can access the online international journal Advanced Robotics (AR) for free.
  4. All individual members can submit papers to JRSJ and AR. Whether submitted papers are published will be decided by peer review conducted according to JRSJ’s or AR’s standards.
    Exceptional papers published in JRSJ or AR will be eligible for Best Paper Awards and Advanced Robotics Best Paper Award.
  5. All individual members can present at Annual Conferences and Robotics Symposia(in Japanese).
    Moreover, they can present at annual conferences held by cooperation societies; ROBOMECH of JSME, SI of SICE, et al.
    Presentations made at Annual Conference or Robotics Symposia will be eligible for Young Investigation Excellence Awards and Robotics Symposia Young Investigation Excellence Award.
  6. All individual members can participate, at a reduced price, in Annual Conferences, domestic symposia, seminars(in Japanese), exhibitions, study tours, and other events held or cosponsored by RSJ.
  7. All individual members can participate, at a reduced price, in IROSRo-man, celebrated international robotics conferences cosponsored by RSJ.
  8. All individual members can access the Proceedings Archive of Annual Conference of RSJ.

Benefits of supporting members

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  1. As supporting member of RSJ the special robotics association, your company can grow own brand as active robotics company.
  2. A RSJ logo data that is crdited the supporting member of RSJ is provided. Please use the logo for your company's PR.
  3. Supporting members can catch a great deal of attention from many excellent students and personnel in robotics field by PR on the supporting members link site (Japanese Only).
  4. Supporting members are sent 2 free copies of each issue of the Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan (JRSJ) (which also serves as a journal for essays and sells for 2,500 yen exclusive of consumption tax). One additional copy is added for each unit of membership.
  5. Supporting members are sent a copy of the proceedings of Annual Conference at no charge.
  6. We will deliver your PR E-mail to other supporting members (Japanese Only).
    If you need this service, please send us request mail with your delivering PR document.
    Application mail address is following.
  7. Supporting members are given discount rate (30% off) for application fee of the robot systems and devices exhibition in Annual Conference.
  8. Supporting members are given discount rate (15% off) for advertising in JRSJ.
  9. Individuals belonging to companies or groups that are supporting members can participate in RSJ events at a reduced price using the following service tickets that are provided to the contact person of the supporting member every February. 
    • Discount ticket for Annual Conference (5 tickets per unit):
      Individuals belonging to companies or groups that are supporting members but are not a regular/student member himself/herself can participate in the Annual Conference (once a year) at the regular membership early registration fee; provided, however, that presentations at Annual Conferences can only be made by regular/student members.
    • Invitation ticket for Seminars (2 tickets per unit):
      Individuals belonging to companies or groups that are supporting members can participate in the Robotics Seminars (Japanese Only) (about 7 times a year) without any fee.
    • Discount ticket for Seminars (10 tickets per unit):
      Individuals belonging to companies or groups that are supporting members can participate in the Robotics Seminars (Japanese Only) (about 7 times a year) at the student membership fee.

Membership Fees

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Annual membership fees are as shown in the table below.
When first joining RSJ, regular members is charged an entrance fee of 1,000 yen.
Student member has two types: Student member A, and Student member B. Student A is sent Journal of Robotics Society of Japan (JRSJ) (Japanese) by air mail or surface mail, and Student member B isn’t sent JRSJ. However, all members can read review articles and papers put in JRSJ by J-Stage, and Advanced Robotics (English: International RSJ Paper Journal) provided online.
There are no charges for the procedures involved in changing one’s membership status from a student member to a regular member.

Membership fees for members in Japan (Revised on April 1, 2017)

Student B2,400–
MembershipAnnual Fee (JPY)Entry Fee (JPY)
Regular 10,000 1,000
Student A 4,000
Supporting 80,000(per unit)

Membership fees for members outside of Japan (Revised on April 1, 2017)

MembershipAnnual Fee (JPY)JRSJ Shipping MethodEntry Fee (JPY)
Basic Membership FeePostageTotal Membership Fee
Regular 10,000 6,000 16,000 Airmail 1,000
3,000 13,000 Surface mail
0 10,000 Not sent
Student A 4,000 6,000 10,000 Airmail
3,000 7,000 Surface mail
Student B 2,400 2,400 Not sent

JRSJ = Journal of Robotics Society of Japan (Japanese)

Additional information (please check)

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  • RSJ’s accounting and business year is from January to December. Each year’s membership fee, valid up through the end of that December, is to be paid in advance. In case membership is begun in the middle of the year, a prorated membership fee will be paid for that year. Issues of JRSJ will be sent, starting with the first issue published after membership is established. Back issues from the initial year of membership will be sent to those who want them only if they are in stock.
  • To eliminate hassles for membership fee payments, RSJ has established an automatic account-to-account transfer system. If you wish to use this system, please notify us when you join. (RSJ bears the service charges for transfers.)
  • When joining, members may choose the publication to which they wish to subscribe, the Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan or Advanced Robotics. Members who wish to receive both publications should provide notification to that effect.
  • Please notify the RSJ Administration Office if your contact information changes: for example, if an organization of your company has been changed. (The Administration Office’s contact information is as stated below.)
  • Should membership fees not be paid, the sending of the Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan will be discontinued. Should either publication not arrive, please pay your annual membership fee immediately. Continued nonpayment will result in expulsion from RSJ.
  • Should you wish to withdraw from RSJ for some compelling reason, please notify the Administration Office in writing.

Registration for Regular Members and Student Members (in Japan)

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  1. Click the following button, in order to make a new admission application.

    New admission application
    in Japan

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to access RSJ’s Administration Office.
  2. Please pay the Entrance Fee and Annual Fee at the same time as you apply.You can choose from 3 payment methods.
    • Credit card payment
    • Bank transfer
      MIZUHO BANK, LTD. Hongo Branch (a savings account) 2149569 BENEFICIARY NAME: The Robotics Society of Japan
    • Post office / Japan Post Bank transfer
      Account Number. 00190-8-57896 NAME: The Robotics Society of Japan
  3. If you can’t use above online application, please contact RSJ’s Administration Office.

Registration for Regular Members and Student Members (Outside of Japan)

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This column is only for residents outside of Japan.
If you live in Japan, please back to ‘How to Join’, and select the ‘In Japan’ button.
In this admission procedure, a payment method for an entrance fee and an annual fee is limited to only a credit card.
You cannot use any bank transfers.

  1. Click the following button, in order to make a new admission application. Credit card transactions can only be processed online.

    New admission application
    outside of Japan

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to access RSJ’s Administration Office.
  2. If you can’t use above online application, please contact RSJ’s Administration Office.

Registration for Supporting Members

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Fill out the necessary parts of one of the application forms listed below, and then send the form to the RSJ Administration Office. If you can’t obtain an application form, please request one from the Administration Office. Should anything in the application process be unclear, please contact the Administration Office.

[The Robotics Society of Japan Supporting Membership Application Form]

(We welcome electronic applications, as they enable us to reduce mistakes and input errors.)

  • Word format (Please send the application form by mail, fax, or e-mail attachment.)
  • PDF format (Please fill out the form by hand, then send it by mail or fax.)

As soon as the RSJ Administration Office checks the membership application and confirms that the requisite deposit has been made, it carries out the admission procedures. With the approval of the board of directors, the applicant becomes a member.

Inquiries about application for membership

Administration Office of the Robotics Society of Japan
Blue Building 2F, 2-19-7 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
Tel: +81-3-3812-7594
Fax: +81-3-3812-4628
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