- Cl. 1
- The name of the organization is: The RNA Society of Japan.
- Cl. 2
- The RNA Society of Japan is organized for the purpose of promoting research and education on RNA, and advancing RNA research in Japan.
- Cl. 3
- The RNA Society of Japan shall host academic meetings, publish newsletters and undertake other activities necessary for fulfilling the purpose prescribed above.
- Cl. 4
- The RNA Society of Japan has the power to establish subsidiary organizations as necessary in different locations.
- Cl. 5
The RNA Society of Japan shall comprise of Full Members, Supporting Members and Honorary Members.
5.1. Full Members shall be individuals who are engaged in RNA research or are interested in the same, who agree with the goals of the RNA Society of Japan and who pay the designated membership fee.
5.2. Supporting Members shall be individuals or organizations who agree with the goals of the RNA Society of Japan and who pay at least one unit of the designated Supporting Member subscription.
5.3. Honorary Members shall be nominated by the Council from among the Full Members of the RNA Society of Japan in recognition of their special contribution to the RNA Society of Japan. They shall be approved by vote at the General Meeting of the RNA Society of Japan.
- Cl. 6
- Members of the RNA Society of Japan can participate in various activities organized by the RNA Society of Japan and receive publications issued by the RNA Society of Japan.
- Cl. 7
- Individuals or organizations who wish to be members shall apply following the procedures designated by the RNA Society of Japan By-Laws and be approved by the President. Full members shall pay a Joining Fee of 1,000 JPY.
- Cl. 8
- Membership fees shall be as follows. Honorary Members are exempt from membership fees.
|Members||Membership fees per year|
|Full Members||Regular Members||6,500 JPY|
|Student Members||2,000 JPY|
|Supporting Members||At least one subscription unit of 30,000 JPY|
- Cl. 9
- Members can withdraw from the RNA Society of Japan by notifying the President thereof. Members who fail to pay their membership fee or who are deemed to be unsuitable as members of the RNA Society of Japan for a specified reason by a resolution of the Council shall be removed from membership of the RNA Society of Japan by authority of the President.
- Cl. 10
The Officers of the RNA Society of Japan shall be the President, a number of Council Officers and two Financial Auditors.
10.1. The President shall represent the RNA Society of Japan and exercise overall control over the activities of the RNA Society of Japan.
10.2. Council Officers shall meet in Council and discuss matters concerning the RNA Society of Japan.
10.3. The Financial Auditor shall audit the accounts of the RNA Society of Japan.
- Cl. 11
- Council Officers shall be nominated from among the Full Members and shall be elected by ballot of Full Members. The President shall be elected by mutual vote of the Council Officers. Financial Auditors shall be nominated from among Full Members excluding Council Officers and Secretaries. They shall be elected by vote of Council Officers. The terms of office of all Officers shall be two years.
- Cl. 12
- The President shall nominate a number of Secretaries to be approved by the Council. The Secretaries shall assist the President in his/her duties of running the RNA Society of Japan.
- Cl. 13
- In principle, the RNA Society of Japan shall hold a General Meeting once a year to discuss the activities of the RNA Society of Japan and to pass resolutions. The President shall convene the General Meeting.
- Cl. 14
- The fiscal year of the RNA Society of Japan shall run from April 1 to March 31 of the following year.
- Cl. 15
- The RNA Society of Japan By-Laws shall lay down detailed rules on the execution of these Articles. Any amendment to the By-Laws shall be made by resolution of the RNA Society of Japan.
- Cl. 16
- Amendments to these Articles and dissolution of the By-Laws shall only be carried by resolution of the General Meeting.
- Cl. 17
- These Articles shall be effective as of August 4, 1999.