Membership Categories

EBC Committee Membership Categories, Fees and Dues (revised 2010)

  • Applicants for membership of the EBC shall nominate an EBC Committee through which such membership is proposed to be held.
  • Application in any category for membership of an EBC Committee is subject to formal approval by the EBC Executive Operating Board and the relevant Committee Chairman.
  • In this document, the term “European Companies” means Companies* which are incorporated in or based in Europe or their Affiliated Companies** in Japan [or Companies incorporated in or based in Japan and controlled by European nationals.

1) PREMIER MEMBERSHIP

Annual Dues JPY 1,500,000 .
For Companies that are resident in Japan. Benefits include:
  • Permanent exposure on the EBC website through a prominent banner on the left side of the homepage linked to an EBC-site-embedded company promotion page with a further clear link to the PREMIER Member’s homepage.  This banner space, which is viewable throughout the website, combined with a dedicated promotion page will be available only to PREMIER Members.
  • Permanent listing of the company on a “PREMIER Members” page of the EBC’s website
  • Listing of the company on a “PREMIER Members” page of the EBC’s annual White Paper
  • Company logo in “Blue-Star Sponsors” section of the EBC’s annual White Paper
  • Company will receive up to 20 sets of EBC White Papers per year free of charge
  • Right to join EBC committees for no extra charge
  • Company name included in “PREMIER Members” list in new prospective members package
  • Company name included in “PREMIER Members” list in EBC Information Package
  • Company will receive ten copies of the monthly EBC Magazine – Eurobiz Japan
  • Company recognition quarterly in the monthly EBC Magazine – Eurobiz Japan
  • Company will receive the EBC newsletter and announcements distributed by e-mail and can attend all EBC events
  • Participation in meetings with visiting key personnel from the European Commission
  • Provision of briefings on the Japanese Business Environment for the visiting Global CEO and other senior executives
  • Assistance to local CEO, global CEO and other senior executives in developing & implementing government relations & public affairs planning by providing strategic advice, identifying and communicating with Japanese politicians & high-level government officials, and arranging related meetings.

2) SPECIAL SPONSORS

Annual Dues JPY 300,000.
European Companies that are resident in Japan and are members of a European National Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
  • Includes membership in one Committee and the right to register an unlimited number of Additional Members in an unlimited number of other Committees for a discounted 50% of the annual fee of one committee (currently ¥50,000).
  • Permanent exposure on the EBC website through a prominent Company banner on the right side of the homepage, viewable throughout the website
  • Company name will be included in the EBC annual report.
  • Company name included in “SPECIAL SPONSORS” list in new prospective members package
  • Company name included in “SPECIAL SPONSORS” list in EBC Information Package
  • Company will receive the EBC newsletter and announcements distributed by e-mail and can attend all EBC events
  • Company will receive 3 sets of EBC white papers per year (one English, one Japanese)
  • Company will receive (each month) a copy of the monthly EBC magazine – Eurobiz Japan
  • Company will receive voting rights within its sector Committee and the right to stand for office [within such Committee].

3) EUROPEAN NATIONAL CHAMBER COMPANY & INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

Annual Dues JPY 100,000. (First Committee membership)

JPY 50,000. (Each additional Committee Membership)
For European Companies that are resident in Japan and are members of a European National Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
  • Includes one membership in one Committee and the right to register an unlimited number of Additional Members in other Committees for a discounted 50% of the annual fee per each extra committee (currently ¥50,000)
  • Company name included in the EBC annual report
  • Company name included in Committee Members list in new prospective members package
  • Company name included in Committee Members list in EBC Information Package
  • Company will receive the EBC newsletter and announcements distributed by e-mail and can attend all EBC events
  • Company will receive a set of EBC white papers per year (one English, one Japanese)
  • Company will receive (each month) a copy of the monthly EBC magazine – Eurobiz Japan
  • Company will receive voting rights within its sector Committee and the right to stand for office [within such Committee].

4) EUROPEAN COMPANY MEMBERSHIP

Annual Dues: JPY 100,000.
For European Companies that are resident in Japan from a European country which, as yet, does not have a National Chamber of Commerce in Japan. Membership in this category would remain valid only until such time as the relevant National Chamber of Commerce is established in Japan.
  • Includes one membership in one Committee and the right to register an unlimited number of Additional Members in other Committees for a discounted 50% of the annual fee per each extra committee (currently ¥50,000).
  • Company name will be included in the EBC annual report
  • Company name included in Committee Members list in new prospective members package
  • Company name included Committee Members list in EBC Information Package
  • Company will receive the EBC newsletter and announcements distributed by e-mail and can attend all EBC events
  • Company will receive a set of EBC white papers per year (one English, one Japanese
  • Company will receive (each month) a copy of the monthly EBC magazine – Eurobiz Japan
  • Company receives voting rights within its sector Committee.

5) ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

5(a) Non-European Companies
Annual Dues JPY 200,000.
For non-European Companies with European interests who do not belong to any European National Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
  • Includes one membership in one Committee and the right to register an unlimited number of Additional Members in other Committees for a discounted 50% of the annual fee per each extra committee (currently ¥50,000)
  • Company name included in the EBC annual report
  • Company name included in Committee Members list in new prospective members package
  • Company name included Committee Members list in EBC Information Package
  • Company will receive the EBC newsletter and announcements distributed by e-mail and can attend all EBC events
  • Company will receive a set of EBC white papers per year (one English, one Japanese)
  • Company will receive (each month) a copy of the monthly EBC magazine – Eurobiz Japan
  • Company does not receive voting rights within the Committee
  • Company is not eligible to take up any office within the Committee

5(b) European Companies
Annual Dues JPY 400,000.

For European Companies that are resident in Japan and so are eligible for membership under categories 2) and 3), but of their choice are not members of a European National Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

  • Includes one membership in one Committee and the right to register an unlimited number of Additional Members in other Committees for a discounted 50% of the annual fee per each extra committee (currently ¥50,000)
  • Company name included in the EBC annual report.
  • Company name included in Committee Members list in new prospective members package
  • Company name included Committee Members list in EBC Information Package
  • Company will receive the EBC newsletter and announcements distributed by e-mail and can attend all EBC events
  • Company will receive a set of EBC white papers per year (one English, one Japanese)
  • Company will receive (each month) a copy of the monthly EBC magazine – Eurobiz Japan
  • Company does not receive voting rights within the Committee.
  • Company is not eligible to take up any office within the Committee.


6) AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP

Annual Dues JPY 25,000.
For Companies that are resident in Japan and are members of a European National Chamber of Commerce in Japan. This category allows chamber members, who of their choice are not members of an EBC committee, to support the EBC. Benefits include:
  • Permanent listing of the company on an “AFFILIATE Members” page of the EBC’s website
  • Listing of the company on an “AFFILIATE Members” page of the EBC’s annual White Paper
  • Company name included in an “AFFILIATE Members” list in new prospective members package
  • Company name included in an “AFFILIATE Members” list in the EBC Information Package
  • Company will receive one set of EBC white papers per year (one English, one Japanese)
  • Company will receive a copy of the monthly EBC magazine – Eurobiz Japan
  • Company will receive the EBC newsletter and announcements distributed by e-mail and can attend all EBC events


7) NON-RESIDENT MEMBERSHIP

Annual Dues JPY 50,000.
For European Companies that would otherwise be eligible for membership under categories 2,3,4 or 5, but are not resident in Japan and are domiciled in Europe.
  • Includes membership in one Committee
  • Permanent listing of the company in a “Non-Resident Members” page of the EBC’s website
  • Listing of the company on a “Non-Resident Members” page of the EBC’s annual White Paper
  • Company name included in a “Non-Resident Members” list in new prospective members package
  • Company name included in a “Non-resident Members” list in the EBC Information Package
  • Company will receive a set of EBC white papers per year (one English, one Japanese)
  • Company will receive a copy of the monthly EBC magazine – Eurobiz Japan
  • Company will receive the relevant committee minutes
  • Company will receive the EBC newsletter and announcements distributed by e-mail
  • Company will receive a briefing on the relevant industry sector from the EBC when visiting Japan



* Company or Companies shall include any individual, company corporation, firm, partnership, joint venture association, organisation, institution, trust or agency, whether or not having a separate legal personality.
** Affiliated Company means, as to any Company domiciled in Europe any other Company domiciled in Japan which directly or indirectly is in control of or is under common control with such Company domiciled in Europe.
 

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