Become a Member
The AHK Japan membership offers several advantages for your business. We constitute a strong and active network for our members to exchange views and make new connections. Our focus is on German-Japanese relations, but membership is open to companies and individuals of any nationality. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to welcome you as a member soon.
Membership Categories and Fees
|Individual Member||Individuals who are actively contributing to fostering German Japanese economic links.||20,000 yen|
|New Member||For businesses and organisations in Japan who have not been a member of the AHK for at least three years. Valid for one calendar year.||50,000 yen|
|Non-Profit Member||For public bodies and non-profit organisations in Germany and Japan.||50,000 yen|
|Startup Member||For Startups and Entrepreneurs in Japan with less than 10 employees. The applying entity as well as any controlling entities must have been established less than 5 years ago. The startup membership is valid for up to 5 years after the founding year.||50,000 yen|
|Non-Resident Member||For businesses and organisations with no legal entity in Japan.||70,000 yen|
|Full Member||For businesses and organisations in Japan (dependent on company size and industry sector. For further information, please have a look at the table below).||200,000 yen to 430,000 yen|
Only Full Members have:
- Voting rights in the members' meeting
- Voting rights in the election of the board
- Right to stand for election to the board
Annual Fees for Full Members
The annual fees for Full Members are based on the individual revenue for manufacturers or on the number of employees for service providers.
(number of employees)
|less than one billion yen||up to 30||200,000 yen|
|one billion to 4.9 billion yen||31 to 50||300,000 yen|
|five billion to 49 billion yen||51 to 100||330,000 yen|
|50 to 100 billion yen||more than 100||400,000 yen|
|more than 100 billion yen||—||430,000 yen|
Apply for Membership
Please fill out the following form to apply for the AHK Japan membership. After approval by the board, a confirmation e-mail together with the invoice for the membership fee will be sent to you. Membership commences once we are able to confirm your payment of the membership fee.
Membership is automatically renewed every year. Withdrawal from the AHK Japan can only take effect at the end of December, and notice of intent to withdraw must be submitted in writing to the board no later than three months before the end of the respective year (until the end of September).
The by-laws of the AHK Japan can be downloaded here.