An application form, membership bylaws, and other related information are available upon request by postal mail, telephone, facsimile and e-mail. Membership bylaws and privacy policy are also available.

The procedures

The application for Individual Members and Term Members should have recommendations from two current House Members. Please fill in the application form for Individual Members and Term Members (downloadable) and send it either by postal mail, fax or e-mail to the IHJ membership office.

Processing of your admission will be conducted under the guidance of the Membership Committee and you will be informed of your acceptance together with billing of the initial donation and annual dues. Upon payment, your membership card shall be promptly delivered to you at your home address. In case you opt for another mailing address---a business address or others--- please specify this on your application form. Please read our bylaws and privacy policy prior to applying for membership.

Initial donations, annual dues and privileges

Please see the Membership System page

Payment and Bank accounts

Please pay the membership fees and dues in cash, through postal transfer or bank remittance.

Bank account (Name of Account: Kokusai Bunka Kaikan)
Mizuho Bank (for Corporation) Roppongi Branch Ordinary Account #2168945
Mizuho Bank (for Individuals) Roppongi Branch Ordinary Account #2168864
MUFG Bank Roppongi Branch Ordinary Account #0003446
  BOTKJPJT(Swift code)
Sumitomo-Mitsui Bank Roppongi Branch Ordinary Account #0920334
Resona Bank Azabu Branch Ordinary Account #0550760
Postal Transfer (Name of Account: Kokusai Bunka Kaikan)
(only from financial institutions in Japan)
Tokyo #00130-8-68596

Please add JPY4,000 to cover banking charges claimed by our bank. (Please arrange the banking commission “SHA (Share).” )

Payment by Automatic Bank Transfer

The annual membership dues and facilities charges can be paid by automatic transfer. The transfer system can save applying each time for payment and it doesn't cost any commission fees at all. Please contact the following address if you would like to receive an application form for the automatic transfer of funds.

  1. One or two months is required after doing the entrance paperwork until the first transaction can be done.
  2. Your membership dues from next year will be withdrawn on the 26th (or the next business day if the 26th is a bank holiday) of the month of expiration. Facility charges from next month will be withdrawn on the 26th of the following month. Please arrange for sufficient funds to be in your account by the day before.

* Only available in Japan.
* Members only.

If you have any questions, please contact the membership office.


[For Individual Members, Term Members, and Corporate Members]
Membership Office
International House of Japan
Tel: 03-3470-3212 (Mon.-Fri. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

[For Program Members and Library Members]
The Library
International House of Japan
Tel: 03-3470-3213 (Mon.-Sat. 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)