The Japan Branch of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures
(IASIL Japan)





Name: The name of the association is The Japan Branch of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL Japan). Members of IASIL Japan shall also be Members of IASIL.


Objective: The objective of IASIL Japan is to promote the study of Irish literatures in Japan by means of

  1. The Annual Conference and occasional lecture meetings.
  2. The promotion of cultural exchange between Japan, Ireland and other countries and, in particular, by direct links with IASIL.
  3. Annual publication of the Association bulletin, the Journal of Irish Studies (originally The Harp)
3. Composition: The Association shall consist of the Members, the Committee, the Editor of the Journal, the Secretary and the President. In accordance with IASIL practice the Members shall elect a Vice-Chair and Regional Representatives of IASIL.
4. Appointment of the Committee: The Members shall elect the Committee by a postal ballot of all Members.
5. Appointment of the President: The Committee shall elect the President.
6. Additional Committee Members: The Committee can co-opt additional members to join as Committee Members and assist in the work of the society.
7. Record: Committee meetings shall be recorded and the Minutes distributed to Committee Members and Editorial Board Members.
8. Term: The President and Committee shall hold office for three years. Committee Members may offer themselves for continuous re-election, but the President may only stand once for re-election.
9. Journal: All fully paid up members are entitled to receive a copy, and the Journal shall be edited in accordance with the Guidelines for the Journal of Irish Studies.
10. Membership: The annual membership fee of IASIL Japan with Irish University Review is ¥ 10,000 a year for individuals and ¥ 13,000 for married couples. Annual membership fee without Irish University Review is ¥ 7,000 for individuals and ¥ 10,000 for married couples a year. Students' annual membership fee is ¥ 5,000 (without IUR); Students should provide a copy of valid student ID with their application. For overseas IASIL Japan members, please refer to the table below for additional fees concerning international mailing costs.
International postal rates
for Journal of Irish Studies
& Irish University Review
Asia Oceania,
North America,
Central America,
Europe, Middle East
South America,

¥ 750

¥ 1,000

¥ 1,300


¥ 1,500

¥ 2,000

¥ 2,600

11. Expenses: The expenses of the society are to be defrayed from membership fees, donations, grants etc. The Treasurer shall maintain the accounts.
12. Annual general meeting: A general meeting shall be held annually to discuss any matters relative to the society, and the vote of the meeting shall be binding on matters relative to the society.

Fiscal Year: The fiscal year of IASIL Japan begins on 1 April and ends on 31 March the following year.


Changes: Any changes to the constitution must be approved by a majority vote at the Annual General Meeting.