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Japanese Society for International Nursing

Constitution of the Japanese Society for International Nursing (revised on September 15, 2018)

Chapter 1  General Rules

Article 1 (Name)

The Society shall be called the Japanese Society for International Nursing (JSIN).

Article 2 (Secretariat)

The secretariat of the Society shall be established at a location designated by the President.

Chapter 2 Purpose and Activities

Article 3 (Purpose)

The Society shall aim at promoting research related to international nursing and enhancing cooperation between the members and with related organizations in and outside Japan to contribute to the development of international nursing.

Article 4 (Activities)

The Society shall carry out the following activities to achieve the purpose set forth in the preceding article:
(1) Organization of academic meetings (annual);
(2) Publication of the Journal of Japanese Society for International Nursing and other periodicals;
(3) Organization of research committees, lectures, seminars, etc.;
(4) Collaboration and cooperation with related organizations in and outside Japan.;
(5) Other activities necessary for achieving the purpose of the Society.

Chapter 3 Members

Article 5 (Composition and Qualifications of Members)

Members of the Society shall comprise regular members, honorary members, and supporting members.
(1) Regular members shall be researchers, educators, practitioners, etc. who have paid the admission fee and annual membership fee upon completion of prescribed procedures and approval by the board of directors.
  1) Regular members shall comprise general members and student members.
  2) Student members shall exclude graduate students.
(2) Honorary members shall be persons who have contributed to the Society and been approved at the general meeting.
(3) Supporting members shall be individuals or organizations that support the purpose of the Society and have been approved at the board of directors.

Article 6 (Admission)

Persons who wish to join the Society shall make an application to the Society by prescribed procedures and pay the separately prescribed admission fee and annual membership fee upon approval by the board of directors to become regular members.

Article 7 (Annual Membership Fee)

Members of the Society must pay the prescribed annual membership fee.

Article 8 (Withdrawal)

Members who wish to withdraw from the Society shall make an application by prescribed procedures and obtain approval at the board of directors.

Members who have not paid the annual membership fee for two years or more may be considered to have cancelled the membership by the board of directors. Forfeiture of the membership qualifications shall be prescribed separately.

Chapter 4 Organization

Article 9 (Officers)

The Society shall appoint the following officers:
(1) One president
(2) One vice president
(3) Minimum seven directors
(4) Minimum twenty trustees
(5) Maximum two auditors

Article 10 (Selection of Officers)

The president and the vice president shall be mutually selected by the directors and approved at the general meeting.

  1. Directors and auditors shall be selected from among the trustees and approved at the general meeting.
  2. Trustees shall be selected from among the members by the members and approved at the general meeting in accordance with separately prescribed regulations.
  3. When it is necessary to fill officers' positions, officers shall be selected in accordance with separately prescribed regulations. However, the term of office shall be the same as that of officers of the same term.
Article 11 (Term of Office)

The officers shall hold the office for three years and may be reappointed. However, they shall not hold the office for more than two consecutive terms.

  1. The method to select officers shall be prescribed separately.
  2. When an officer offers to resign, it shall be approved upon deliberation at the executive board.
Article 12 (Duties of Officers)

The president shall represent the Society and supervise the affairs of the Society.

  1. The vice president shall assist the president and, in case the president is unable to serve, act for the president.
  2. The directors shall comprise the executive board and execute the affairs related to operation of the Society.
  3. The auditors shall audit the activities and accounting of the Society.
  4. The trustees shall organize the board of trustees and assist the execution of the affairs of the Society.
Article 13 (Executive Board)

The Society shall hold a regular meeting of the executive board once a month, in principle.

  1. When found necessary by the president or convocated by one third of the directors, a special meeting of the executive board shall be held.
  2. The executive board shall be chaired by the president.
  3. The executive board shall not carry out the proceedings and pass votes unless attended by the majority of directors.
  4. Resolutions shall be passed by the majority of directors attending.
Article 14 (Board of Trustees)

The board of trustees' meeting shall be held at least once a year. When convocated by at least one third of the trustees, a special board of trustees' meeting shall be held.

  1. The board of trustees shall be chaired by the president.
  2. The board of trustees shall not carry out the proceedings and pass votes unless attended by the majority of trustees.
  3. Resolutions shall be passed by the majority of the attending trustees.
  4. The board of trustees shall vote on the following matters:
    • (1)Approval of honorary members;
    • (2)Approval of activity plans;
    • (3)Selection or dismissal of directors and auditors;
    • (4)Approval of budget and account settlement plans;
    • (5)Approval of modification and repealing of the Constitution of the Society and its detailed enforcement regulations;
    • (6)Approval of the chairperson for the academic meeting;
    • (7)Other matters found necessary.
Article 15 (Committees)

The executive board may organize committees necessary for activities of the Society.

Article 16 (Academic Meeting)

The Society shall hold an academic meeting once a year.

  1. The Society shall appoint a chairperson for the academic meeting. The chairperson shall hold the office from the selection a year prior to the end of the academic meeting.
  2. The chairperson for the academic meeting shall preside at the academic meeting.
Article 17 (General Meeting)

The Society shall hold a regular general meeting once a year.

  1. The general meeting shall be convocated by the President. When the president is unable to serve, it shall be convocated by the vice president. When the vice president is unable to serve, it shall be convocated by a representative of the vice president mutually selected by other directors. It shall be chaired by a person selected from among the attendees.
  2. A special general meeting shall be convocated and held by the chairperson when demanded by at least one fifth of the members.
  3. The general meeting shall be established with the attendance of at least one tenth of the members (including those with a letter of attorney). Resolutions at the general meeting shall be passed by the majority of the attending members. In case of a tie, the chairperson shall decide on the resolutions.
  4. The general meeting shall pass resolutions on the following matters:
  • 1) Matters related to business plans and budgets;
  • 2) Matters related to business reports and the settlement of accounts;
  • 3) Matters related to modification of the Constitution of the Society;
  • 4) Other matters found necessary at the board of directors or board of trustees.

Chapter 5 Accounting

Article 18 (Accounting Year)

The accounting year of the Society shall start on April 1 every year and end on March 31 the following year.

Chapter 6 Modification of the Constitution of the Society

Article 19 (Modification of the Constitution of the Society)

Modification of the Constitution of the Society shall require approval at the general meeting upon discussion at the board of directors and board of trustees.

Chapter 7 Miscellaneous Provisions

Article 20 (Detailed Enforcement Regulations)

Matters necessary for operation of the Society shall be prescribed separately in addition to provisions of the Constitution of the Society.

  1. Supplementary provision 1 Members of the Japanese Society for International Nursing (those who have paid the membership fee for FY2016 by March 31, 2017) who have paid the annual membership fee by March 31, 2018, shall be exempted from the admission fee.
  2. Supplementary provision 2 For smooth operation of the Society, officers at the launch of the Society in FY2017 shall be selected from among the members of the Japanese Society for International Nursing including the members of the Japanese Society for International Nursing steering committee for FY2016.
  3. Supplementary provision 3 The Constitution of the Society shall come into effect on April 1, 2017.
  4. Supplementary provision 4 The Constitution of the Society shall come into effect on November 12, 2017.
  5. Supplementary provision 5 The Constitution of the Society shall come into effect on September 16, 2018.

Detailed Enforcement Regulations for the Constitution of the Japanese Society for International Nursing

(Detailed Enforcement Regulations)

Article 1

The detailed enforcement regulations shall prescribe matters necessary for operation of the Japanese Society for International Nursing pursuant to Article 19 of the Constitution of the Japanese Society for International Nursing.

(Secretariat)

Article 2

The secretariat of the Society shall be established at ZENET Co., Ltd. The secretariat shall be the domicile of the Society.

(Membership fee)

Article 3

The admission fee shall be 2,000 yen. The annual membership fee shall be 8,000 yen for regular members and 5,000 yen for student members (excluding graduate students).

     

(Forfeiture of membership qualifications)

Article 4

Members who correspond to the following shall lose the membership qualifications upon discussion at the executive board.
1) Dismissal
 Members who harm the honor of the Society or violate the purpose of the Society
 may be dismissed upon discussion at the executive board.
2) Non-payment of the membership fee
 Members who have not paid the membership fee for two years or more may be considered to have cancelled the membership at the executive board.
 They may rejoin the Society after paying the unpaid membership fee.

(Revision of detailed regulations)

Article 5

Revision of detailed regulations shall be proposed by the executive board, approved by the board of trustees, and reported to the general meeting.



  1. Supplementary provision The detailed regulations shall come into effect on September 14, 2019.