1) This academic organization is termed as The Japanese Society for Virology.
2) The Japanese Society for Virology consists of virus researchers and fellow enthusiasts.
3) The objectives of The Japanese Society for Virology shall be to advance
virology and its related field.
4) To accomplish its objectives, the Society shall conduct the following projects:
||Publishing “Microbiology and Immunology” in collaboration with the Japanese
Society for Bacteriology and the Japanese Society for Host Defense Research.
||Publishing academic journal “Virus” and other publications.
||Liaison with other related agencies and academic associations in Japan.
||As an organization
representing Japanese virology researchers, conducts international activities
and liaison with overseas academic associations and groups.
||Maintain an office in
||Branch offices may be
1) The Society shall consist of regular student, corporate and patron members,
who pay their prescribed dues and honorary members.
2) To be a member, submit application form and the year’s dues to the Society
office and obtain Board approval.
3) Regular, student, and
honorary members may present his/her scholarly achievements at the Society’s
conferences and may publish them on the Society’s journal.
4) Regular and student members have the right to vote, however, eligibility
for election is limited to councilors.
5) The Society may have honorary members who are nominated by rule.
6) Corporate or individuals
those who assent to the purport of the Society and provide certain amount of
annual dues to support activities of the Society are considered to be patron
A corporation that pays
corporate dues to subscribe the journal “Virus” is considered to be a corporate
1) Sources of the Society’s budget are as follows.
2) Membership dues are prescribed
in the General Assembly approval.
||Membership dues from regular, student, patron, and corporate members.(membership
3) The Society’s fiscal year begins on January 1 and ends on December 31 of
- Officers councilors, board of directors, board of trustees, and general
1) The Society shall keep the following officers.
One chairman of the board, one chairman of the annual academic conference,
twenty eight board of directors, and two inspectors.
2) The Society shall keep councilors.
3) Board of directors shall
be elected by regular and student members. Board of directors shall be consisting
of two directors each from basic medical science, clinical medicine, veterinary
medicine, agricultural science, and science. In addition to the field specified
directors, there shall be 18 directors elected without field specification.
There shall be 28 board of directors in total. Election process shall be
instituted. The term of the board of directors shall be 4 years without re-election.
However, the board of director should continue to perform his/her duties even
after expiration of his/her term until his/her successor shall be appointed.
4) The chairman of the board shall be elected by board of directors and the
term shall be two years and one time re-election should not be interfered.
5) The chairman of the board shall represent the Society and oversees its
6) The chairman of the annual academic conference shall be elected from members by the board of directors and recommended for the general assembly approval. The term shall be one year. During the term, the chairman shall be automatically acquiring the capacity of board of directors even when he/she is not a member of the board of directors at the time of appointment.
7) The chairman of the annual academic conference shall administer the conference.
8) Commissioned by the chairman of the board, certain number of board members
shall be appointed as standing directors and conduct such business as general
affairs, accounting, editing journal, and public relations. The term shall
be equal to the chairman.
9) The chairman of the board shall appoint inspectors from the members. In
this regard, however, members of the board of directors shall not be appointed
as accounting inspectors. Inspectors inspect the operation of the Society.
Upon the chairman’s request, inspectors attend board meetings without participating
in decision. Their term shall be 2 years and re-election is permitted.
10) Councilors shall be selected
by the board of directors upon recommendations by two regular and/or honorary
members. Members eligible for councilor’s position shall be regular members
whose membership exceeds 10 years and been recognized for their contribution to
the development of the Society.
11) Councilors shall respond
to the chair’s advisory regarding the important affairs of the Society. The
Council shall be convened by the chairman of the board.
12) Theboard of directors and general assembly shall be convened by the chairman
of the board. The chairman of the board shall chair the board of directors’
meetings and the chairman of the annual academic conference shall chair
the general assembly. The proceedings of the board of directors’ meeting
and general assembly shall be decided by the majority of those present.
In the event of a tie in votes, the chairman shall be the deciding vote.
At the general assembly, in an exceptional circumstance, absentees’ opinion
shall be taken into consideration; however, absentees have no right to
vote at the general assembly.
13) The affair of the Society shall be reported by the chairman of the board.
- Academic Conferences
1) The procedure for holding the annual academic conference shall be decided
by the board of directors.
2) The Society shall be able to hold academic conferences in addition to the
annual academic conference by bringing up the agenda to the board of directors
for discussion and acquiring their approval.
1) There shall be a certain
number of editorial staff which is appointed by The board of directors. The
rules and regulations for editing and submitting articles shall be laid down.
1) Amendments to these bylaws shall be decided by the general assembly.
1) The Bylaws shall come into force as of October 27, 1971.
1) The Bylaws shall come into force as of November 13, 1990.
1) The Bylaws shall come into force as of October 29, 1992.
1) The Bylaws shall come into force as of September 21, 1997.
1) The Bylaws shall come into force as of November 20, 2006.
1) The Bylaws shall come into force as of October 25, 2009.
1) The annual membership dues for a regular member is ￥4,500, for a student
member is ￥2,500, enrollment fee is ￥750, for a corporate member is ￥7,000,
for a patron member is ￥30,000 per share (Decided at the 24th General Assembly on October, 29, 1976)
2) Starting from the fiscal year 1995, annual dues for a regular member is
￥6,000, for a student member is ￥4,000, enrollment fee is ￥1,000. for a
corporate member is ￥10,000, and for a patron member is ￥50,000 per share.
(Decided at the 41st General
Assembly on October 14, 1993)
3) Starting from the fiscal year 2007, the annual dues for a regular member is ￥8,000, for a student member is ￥4,000, enrollment fee is ￥1,000, for a corporate member is ￥10,000, and for a patron member is ￥50,000 per share (Decided at the 54th General
Assembly on November 20, 2006).
4) The members, who were on the board of council at the time of the amendments
of the Bylaws, shall be automatically appointed as the new councils. However,
the council can decline the appointment.
5) The office of the Society shall be kept at the Microbial Science Organization,
Inc. and with the chairman of the board.