Individual Membership

JASNC’s Individual members are the spirit of our organization.  Our Individual, Family and Patron members provide the enthusiasm, vision and person-to-person interaction that is so essential to our mission.  They make things interesting, rewarding and fun for everyone.


​JASNC offers value-packed memberships to families and individuals in North Carolina who are interested in sharing business, educational, cultural, artistic, social and personal goodwill, friendship, experiences and interaction between Japanese and North Carolinians.  Our programs and events provide support, information, resources and opportunities that help our individual members build deeper lasting professional and personal relationships that improve their enjoyment and quality of life in North Carolina.


Below are the levels and respective benefits of JASNC Individual Membership.

Basic Benefits for ALL Individual Members include:

  • Invitations to experience Japanese art, music, food, culture & friendship.

  • Discounted member rates on JASNC programs, events & activities.

  • Business & social networking, educational study-abroad & scholarship opportunities.

  • Job postings & member classified ads on the JASNC website & quarterly reports.

  • Information & resources on Japanese social, cultural & business activities in NC.

  • Opportunity to volunteer & participate on JASNC committees, programs & events.

  • Possible academic credit, work experience, reference letters & awards for volunteers.

  • Relocation & settling-in assistance, plus many other benefits, perks & information to help improve the quality of life for our members & their families.

  • Voting rights at Annual Meeting.



Patron Membership  – all Basic Benefits PLUS:                                             $100/year

  • Preferred reserved seating at JASNC events.

  • Special periodic offers & private invitations for Patrons only.

  • Advance prior notice of upcoming JASNC events with limited seating.

  • If eligible (see below), free memberships in Kodomokai, Young Professionals Group & Ladies Club.




Family Membership – all Basic Benefits PLUS:                                               $50/year

  • Access to family-friendly events, discounts & resources in NC.

  • If eligible, free membership in Kodomokai children’s club.




Individual Membershipall Basic Benefits                                                   $30/year




Student Membership- Basic Benefits only (non-voting)                                    $10/year





Founding Members                                                                                Optional $88 one time charge


Becoming a Founding Member is an optional extra add-on to the Individual Memberships outlined above.  It is being offered for a limited time only to the first 100 applicants.  In addition to their Individual Memberships, Founding Members will also receive:

  • Designation as “Founding Member” for the life of your JASNC membership next to your name in the annual Member Directory, any public mention of your name in future JASNC communications, event name tags & reserved seat cards at JASNC events

  • Name on virtual engraved brick on “Founders’ Wall” of JASNC website

  • Special periodic offers & private invitations for Founding Members only





In addition to JASNC membership, Individual Members may join one or more of the following:


Kodomokai (Children’s Club) – Kodomokai is free for Patrons and Family Members with children aged 15 or less.  Kodomokai will be run by a special committee of parent volunteers who will periodically meet to plan and hold programs, events and play time get-togethers that are specially designed for children and families.




Young Professionals – The Young Professionals Group is for JASNC members between the ages of 18 and 35 who are working, seeking work, or full-time students or post-doctorate research fellows in a university or college.  YP will be run by a special committee of YP volunteers who will periodically meet to plan and hold programs, events and get-togethers specially designed to help young people socialize, network and advance their work careers and studies.  Membership in YP is only $5 (payable at your first meeting) in addition to one of the JASNC Individual Memberships noted above.  Patron Members may join YP free of charge.



Ladies Club – The JASNC Ladies Club is for adult women members of the JASNC who wish to socialize and network with their peers.  The Ladies Club will be run by a special committee of Ladies Club volunteers who will periodically meet to plan and hold programs, events and get-togethers of special interest to women.  Ladies Club membership is only $5 (payable at your first meeting) in addition to one of the JASNC Individual Memberships outlined above.  Patron Members may join the Ladies Club free of charge.



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Raleigh, NC 27675

Tel: 919-278-7857

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