Joining or Renewing Your Membership

Credit Card (VISA, MasterCard & JCB/AmEx) users only

Join JALT or renew your membership using our secure online payment form. Information for other payment options (non-credit card) is available in our membership section.

Note that for membership renewals, your renewal will become effective after your current membership expires. If you renew in advance, you will not lose out on your previous membership period.

Once you have selected your membership options, proceed to the confirmation and payment section:

Thank you for joining JALT or renewing your membership! After clicking on the membership category you can view details, choose options, and add the membership to your "shopping cart".


  • As part of your Membership, you have the option to become a member of one chapter and one SIG. We recommend that you sign up for both of these, to enjoy more dimensions of activity that JALT offers. If, however, you wish to decline your option to join either a chapter or a SIG, please select the appropriate choices from the chapter and SIG selection lists
  • If you wish to become a member of more than one SIG, please click on the "SIG Membership" tab (above) after selecting your main membership options.
  • If you are not sure at this time which chapter or SIG to choose, please select "Not Sure" from the chapter or SIG selection lists. Once your registration is received, you will be sent further information about chapters and SIGs.

Note to JCB/AmEx users: Due to JCB/AmEx user policies, we are NOT able to accept 5-year membership registrations using these cards. We apologise for any inconvenience here.

Regular Membership

Regular membership is priced at 13,000 yen and is valid for one year.

5-Year Membership

5-year membership is priced at 52,000 yen.

Joint Membership

2 members, 10,500 yen each: Total membership is 21,000 yen for one year.

  • Joint members should share the same address, and receive one copy of publications for both members.
  • Include the name of the optional SIG(s) you would like to join in the "order comments" when completing your order (one SIG per member).

Group Membership

Group membership (5 or more members, 8,500 yen each).

The applicant for the group must pay the total membership fee for all group members using this form. One set of publications for every 5 members in the group will be sent to the main applicant.

  • Please list the group member names, email addresses JALT membership numbers (if available) in the "order comments" when making your payment.
  • Include the details of the optional SIG each member would like to join in the "order comments" (one SIG per member).

Student Membership

Student membership (¥7,000): Verification required. Forward documentation to JALT Central Office (Urban Edge Building 5F, 1-37-9 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0016).

Download the verification forms (PDF) from the links below.

Senior Membership

Senior membership (¥7,000): Available to JALT members who are or will be at least 65 years of age at the start of a term of membership. Copy of ID that has your date of birth on it is required. Forward documentation to JALT Central Office (Urban Edge Building 5F, 1-37-9 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0016).

Overseas Membership (airmail - Asia)

Overseas membership with airmail postage for countries in the Asia region is priced at 12,000 yen.

Overseas Membership (airmail - Other Countries)

Overseas membership with airmail postage for countries outside of Asia is priced at 13,500 yen.

Overseas Membership (surface mail)

Overseas membership with surface postage is priced at 11,000 yen.

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