Information for Membership subscription
Regardless of whether you are a professional working in one of the fields of Earth and planetary science or an enthusiastic amateur, if you support the Japan Geoscience Union's aims and activities you are eligible to become a JpGU member.
If you wish to join you can apply for membership at any time using our online system.
For further information about JpGU see here
How to Apply for Membership
Please read the explanation below and also briefly review the JpGU Rules.
When you have done so, click on the "Create a JpGU lD" button at the bottom of the page and follow the guidance there.
JpGU Membership Categories
JpGU has two normal membership categories, for Members and Associate members. Since anyone who wishes to attend the JpGU Meeting is required to have a JpGU ID we also issue free JpGU IDs to AGU, AOGS and EGU members and provide temporary nonmember IDs to anyone else who wishes to attend the Meeting.
Details of these various options are provided below
|Qualification||Individuals interested in earth and planetary science who support the Japan Geoscience Union's aims and activities.|
The JpGU annual fee is 2,000JPY and covers a one year period starting on April 1st and ending on March 31st the following year (the exact period covered is midnight – midnight, Tokyo Time).
|Voting Rights||Members are eligible both to vote in and be a candidate in the JpGU representative election and eligible to vote in the JpGU section president elections.
For more details please see JpGU Elections.
|Membership Privileges||Members receive a discount on the JpGU Meeting registration fee.
Members receive a discount on the article processing charge when they publish papers in the JpGU journal Progress in Earth and Planetary Science as corresponding author.
|Membership Renewal||Unless a member leaves JpGU, membership is automatically extended after March 31st for another year, at which point the annual fee becomes due again.|
|How to Create an ID||Click on the "Create a JpGU lD" button at the bottom of this page. Please follow the guidance there to register as a JpGU Member.|
|Qualification||University undergraduate students, school students and those of equivalent status who are interested in earth and planetary science and support the Japan Geoscience Union's aims and activities.|
|Annual Fee||Free of charge|
|Voting Rights||Associate members are not eligible to vote in JpGU elections.|
|JpGU Meeting Registration Fee||Free of charge|
|Membership Renewal||Membership is automatically extended for another year as long as the member is still eligible for Associate membership. Associate members who graduate from university or leave full time education are no longer eligible for Associate membership.|
|How to create an ID||Click on the "Create a JpGU lD" button at the bottom of this page. Please follow the guidance there to register as a Associate member|
|Annual Fee||Free of charge|
|Benefits and privileges||Temporary Members are allowed to attend the JpGU Annual Meeting. None of the other benefits or privileges of Membership apply.|
|JpGU Meeting Registration Fee||There is no discount on the meeting registration fee for Temporary Members. Please note that it is usually cheaper to join JpGU as a Members or Associate member and then make use of the discounted Registration Fee.|
|Membership Duration||Temporary memberships are automatically deleted on August 31st.|
|How to Create an ID||Click on the "Create a JpGU lD" button at the bottom of this page. Please follow the guidance there to register as a Temporary Member.|
JpGU ID for AGU members who are not JpGU members
|Outline||AGU members are able to receive a free JpGU Membership ID and thereby qualify for the JpGU Member Meeting Registration Fee Discount.|
|Annual Fee||No charge from JpGU to AGU members.|
|JpGU Meeting||Receive the JpGU member discount on the meeting registration|
|ID Duration||JpGU ID for AGU Members is automatically renewed each year.|
|How to Create an ID||Create through AGU website (>> Learn more)|
AGU members who already have a JpGU Membership ID are requested to use this ID and not to create a new one.
JpGU ID for AOGS, EGU members who are not JpGU members
|Outline||AOGS and EGU members are able to receive a free JpGU Membership ID and thereby qualify for the JpGU Member Meeting Registration Fee Discount.|
|Annual Fee||No charge from JpGU to AOGS or EGU members.|
|JpGU Meeting Registration Fee||Receive JpGU member discounted rate in registration fee.|
|ID Duration||Automatically deleted on August 31st.|
|How to Create an ID||Click on the "Create a JpGU lD" button at the bottom of this page. Please follow the guidance there to register as a Temporary Member. When asked about membership of any other academic societies, please select AOGS or EGU as appropriate from the list|
AOGS or EGU members who already have a JpGU Membership ID are requested to use this ID and not to create a new one.
How to make payment
Payment of the JpGU annual fee, JpGU Meeting registration fee and JpGU Meeting abstract submission fee is done using the JpGU Online Membership Management System. Please note that new members are required to pay their first year’s annual fee as part of the registration process.
Japan residents can choose to make a personal payment using a credit card, or to have their institution pay (if appropriate) by either domestic bank transfer or credit card.
Overseas residents can only pay by credit card. Those who wish to pay using an institutional credit card have to be authorized to enter the details of that card when making their payment.
In the case of domestic bank transfers we issue an electronic invoice, and for credit card payments we issue an electronic receipt. These can be downloaded after logging in to the JpGU Online Membership Management System. As a general rule the JpGU Office does not send out invoices or receipts by post.
How to issue invoices and receipts using the JpGU Online Membership Management System
- Login to the JpGU Online Membership Management System using your membership ID and password
- Click on "Settlement" in the menu on left hand side of the screen.
- In the sub menu that appears click on "Invoice" or "Receipt" as appropriate.
-- If there is more than one paid item (e.g. both annual membership fee and JpGU Meeting registration fee have been paid) choose the relevant item and if the information (date, recipient name etc.) is correct click on "confirm".
- A pdf of the invoice or receipt will be displayed. This may be downloaded or printed as required.
Period covered by the JpGU annual fee
The JpGU fiscal year starts on April 1st and ends on March 31st of the following year (Tokyo time), and the annual membership fee covers this period. Please note that those who become members on dates other than April 1st will be charged a full years’ fee for their initial partial year of membership.
We accept payment of the annual fee for the next April - March period from the beginning of the immediately preceding January.
Any member who is more than 2 years in arrears with the payment of their annual fee will forfeit their membership. They will receive a final email notification before this happens.
Please note that although the JpGU Meeting Registration fee is free for members aged 70 or over, such members are still required to pay the JpGU annual membership fee every year.
Automatic Renewal of Members and Associate membership
For Members, unless the member leaves JpGU, membership is automatically extended after March 31st for another year, at which point the annual fee becomes due again. .
JpGU does not automatically charge the annual fee to members’ credit cards: members who pay by credit card are requested to login to the JpGU Online Membership Management System once a year to make their payment.
For Associate members, membership is automatically extended for another year as long as the member is still eligible for Associate membership. Associate members who graduate from university or leave full time education are no longer eligible for Associate membership, and those who wish to continue as members of the JpGU should reapply as Members.
Graduate students and other researchers of equivalent status are eligible for a discounted annual membership fee of 1,000JPY.
How to apply: during the online application procedure please select "Graduate Student" as part of your membership profile. You will be asked to provide either your supervisor's JpGU ID, or, if not applicable, their name, organization and Email.
Those who incorrectly apply for the graduate student discount may be required to make up the balance of the annual registration fee.
Please note that we are unfortunately unable to refund the annual membership fee for any reason whatsoever.
Update of ID information
If any of the membership information registered with JpGU needs to be amended (e.g. membership classification, affiliated institution, telephone number or email address), please login to the JpGU Online Membership Management System and make the necessary changes.
How to create a JpGU ID
On this system, you can do..
- Membership subscription (member, Associate member)
- ID subscription(Nonmember, JpGU ID for AGU member, AOGS and EGU member )
- confirm and update ID information
- Meeting registration, abstract submission
- Withdrawal from JpGU
How to withdraw from JpGU
After loging-in to the JpGU Online Membership Management System, please click on 'ID Information' and then 'Withdrawal' and follow the instructions given there.
Please note that Membership is automatically renewed for another year unless the member leaves JpGU by the end of March.
Any unpaid annual fees must be paid before a member leaves JpGU: the system will not accept withdrawals when there is any outstanding balance. Members who leave at or before the end of their currently paid fiscal year will of course not be charged fees for the following year.
Members who resign and then subsequently rejoin JpGU will be issued with a new membership ID: for system reasons we are unable to reuse old membership IDs.
If you have any further questions, please contact us at
Japan Geoscience Union Office
2-4-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo