Membership System


The activities of the International House are supported by individual and corporate members. House membership is open to persons and corporations on approval by the Membership Committee. A membership application form is downloadable from our website.
Please contact the membership office for a corporate membership application form.


Initial donation Annual dues Special conditions
Individual members Resident
in Japan
400,000 yen or
200,000 yen
(45 years old or less, can select 100,000 yen) by choice*
30,000 yen Needs to be seconded by two members
in Japan
300,000 yen or
100,000 yen
(45 years old or less, can select 50,000 yen) by choice*
15,000 yen
Term members 50,000 yen 60,000 yen
(for 2 years)
Seconded by two members. Transferable to Individual Membership
Corporate members ——— 180,000 yen Voluntary donation of 200,000 yen
Library members ——— 6,000 yen Recommendation of a member or the head of the home institution needed

*There will be no difference in a member's privileges and rights regardless of the amount chosen

Individual Members

Individuals of standing in scholarship, the arts, or other fields, who desire to contribute to or to cooperate in the activities of the House.

Term Members

Term Membership will be useful for foreign expatriates stationed in Japan for a few years or persons who wish to try out House membership.

Corporate Members

Corporations endorsing the aims and activities of the House may become Corporate Members.

Library Members

Graduate students, researchers and individuals who desire to use the House library.


Membership Office
International House of Japan
Tel: 03-3470-3212 (Mon.-Fri. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)