ELSJ Membership

ELSJ members are entitled to submit their papers to be read at the Annual General Meeting or to be published in Studies in English Literature. ELSJ sends its members six publications per year:
1. Studies in English Literature, a Japanese number
2. Studies in English Literature, an English number
3. Studies in English Literature, a regional branches combined issue
4. A programme of Annual General Meeting
5. Combined programmes of Annual Regional Branch Meetings
6. Combined proceedings of Annual General and Regional Branch Meetings
You can see the list of our pamphlets here.

Membership Fees

Regular 7,000 JPY
Student 4,000 JPY
Corporate 10,000 JPY

Regular and student members are also supposed to join at least one of our seven Regional Branches. The additional fees are as follows:

Hokkaido Tohoku Kanto Chubu Kansai Chugoku
Regular 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY
Student 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY 1,000 JPY

How to Pay the Fees

The membership fees must be paid in Japanese yen; any other currency is not acceptable. Please understand that any handling charges must be paid by applicants themselves if applying from abroad.

If you want to join us, please fill in the application form below and send it to ejimu address.
We look forward to your contact.

[N.B.] After May 15th, We cannot register your membership in time for the Annual General Meeting. You can buy a Programme (1,000 yen a copy) at the General Reception Desk on the premises. If you buy a Programme and afterwards sign up for our membership, you can take 1,000 yen's deduction from the normal fee (thus you'll pay the normal total after all). In that case, we will request you to show (or send a photocopy of) your 1,000-yen receipt; so please retain the receipt for future reference.

ELSJ Membership Application Form

To the Office of the English Literary Society of Japan

I wish to join the English Literary Society of Japan and its regional branch indicated below. Please send me

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an Automatic Deduction from Postal Savings Account slip
a Postal Giro slip

to pay my annual membership fees. I will pay the appropriate sum of money promptly.

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Post code and address:

Telephone number:

E-mail address:


Academic rank or status: Professor / Associate Professor / Full-time Lecturer / Part-time Teacher / Graduate Student

Membership option: Regular member / Student member / Corporate member

Regional branch: Hokkaido / Tohoku / Kanto / Chubu / Kansai / Chugoku-Shikoku / Kyushu / Not applicable (Corporate members or overseas residents only)

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