The Japan Business Communication Association (JBCA) is a society of communication researchers in the fields of international business transaction and management. We have a history of more than 80 years, dating back to 1934 when The Japan Business English Association, our predecessor organization, was founded.
We welcome those interested in the research and practice of international business communication to become a member.
For more details regarding the membership and activities, please refer to the bylaws of JBCA below.
The Japan Business Communication Association (JBCA) is a society of communication researchers in the fields of international business transaction and management. We have a history of more than 80 years, dating back to 1934 when The Japan Business English Association, our predecessor organization, was founded. JBCA is a registered academic organization with the Science Council of Japan and a member of the Unions of National Economic Associations in Japan.
1. Research on communication in international business transactions and management.
2. Exchange of knowledge and relationship building among members of the association, and with related academic societies or organizations in Japan and abroad.
1. To hold an annual national conference for members to present their research and exchange opinions.
2. To publish an annual research journal and other publications.
3. Other research-related activities.
JBCA is comprised of three chapters; Kanto, Kansai, and Kyushu-Yamaguchi. Members will belong to one chapter in their proximity. The Chapters hold research meetings up to three times a year, in addition to the above-mentioned National Convention.
The JBCA membership is categorized into regular members, graduate student members, corporate members, and supporting members. In principle, to join JBCA, two regular members are required as introducers. However, if you do not have an introducer, please contact the director of a branch near you or the headquarters office.
- Application as a regular member.
In principle, this category is open to anyone who belongs to a university (or college), a research institute or a company. The annual membership fee is ￥8,000.
- Application as a graduate student member.
This category is open to anyone who is enrolled in a graduate school. The annual membership fee is ￥4,000.
- Application as a corporate member
This category is open to corporations that agree with the objectives and activities of JBCA. The annual fee is ￥20,000 for every person in the given organization who wishes to become a member of JBCA.
- Individuals and organizations willing to support JBCA are welcome to join as supporting members.
Membership Application Form:
Please fill out the application form and click the Submit button.
If you are applying for a corporate membership, please fill out the form below and write “Corporate Membership” in the comment section at the end of the form. You will receive a reply from JBCA.
If you are interested in joining JBCA, please contact either your a local chapter director, the head office, or the president of the association.
Toyo University, School of Business Administration, 5-28-20 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8606, Japan
Misa Fujio: Director of Kanto Chapter
Tel: 03-3945-7295 (direct) Fax: 03-3945-7477 (Faculty Office)
E-mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty of Commerce, Doshisha University, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602-8580, Japan
Ken Naganuma: Director of Kansai Chapter
1-3-5, Ibori, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka 803-0835, Japan
Faculty of Humanities, Seinan Jogakuin University
Yuji Hayashi: Director of Kyushu-Yamaguchi Chapter
Office Phone Number: 093-583-5648
JBCA Headquarters Office
Takehisa Kobayashi, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Wako University, 2160 Kanai-cho, Machida, Tokyo 195-8585, Japan
Administrative Office of the Japan Business Communication Association