RBA Membership

2012 RBA Membership Fee

THE RBA IS BACK FOR 2012! Renew your Membership today!

2011 RBA Members who are renewing their existing annual Membership in 2012 must pay ¥7,000 regardless of the date of renewal in 2012. For new Members, the fee for 2012 RBA membership is as follows, on a sliding scale as the year progresses:

  • ¥7,000 for new members who join from
    January through March
  • ¥6,000 for new members who join from
    April through June
  • ¥5,000 for new members who join from
    July through September
  • ¥3,000 for new members who join from October through December.

Full-time Students are ¥2,000 at any time of year, subject to proof of enrollment

Click here to print the Membership Form (MS Word Format)After filling out the form, please e-mail the form as an attachment to and then follow the payment instructions below (these instructions are also included on the registration form):

Payment Information

Please make payment by bank transfer (if you are unfamiliar with the furikomi bank transfer system, please see our furikomi instructions document linked below) to the RBA account as follows:

Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi – Jimbocho Branch
Account Type: Ordinary
Account Number: 1283202
Account Name: “Roppongi Bar Association”

Click here for English instructions of how to do bank transfers from Japanese ATMs (furikomi) to pay for membership fees and future RBA event fees (MS Word format).

The RBA is run by and for its Members, and maintaining an active roll of Members interested in the international legal community in Japan is absolutely central to what the RBA is about. While non-Members are welcome to join the majority of RBA events, if you share our interests we invite you to join us as a RBA Member – and in doing so support the ongoing efforts of the RBA to create a sense of community for the international legal profession in Japan!

RBA members receive discounted attendance fees to most RBA events, and access to members-only events. In addition, only Members receive the most current issues of our newsletter – which regularly features advance word of relevant and interesting upcoming legal events, a variety of information about the legal scene and legal issues in Japan, and occasional listings of legal-related career opportunities in Japan submitted to us by our network of contacts. Further, by joining you will be helping to support the unique and valuable resource that is the RBA! While we do aim to ‘give back’ a large part of the annual Member fee to our Members in the form of event discounts, promotions and prizes, etc. during the year, the fact remains that without the support of our dedicated base of Members the RBA simply could not function.

So, become part of our community and consider joining today!