The two basic categories of membership are Corporate and Individual Members, the additional category Alumni Member is a temporary membership. 

Corporate Members

Corporate Membership is open to all firms and companies incorporated, registered or represented in Japan in which there is a direct or indirect Austrian shareholder’s interest or which have trading, technology or other business activities with Austria. The annual membership fee is JPY 35,000.

Each corporate member can invite one guest* per year free of charge to one ABC-organized event (such as the AGM, After Summer Cocktail, Speaker Luncheons etc.).

*person not from the same company as the corporate member

Individual Members

Individual Membership is open to all persons who work as executives in companies incorporated, registered or represented in Japan in which there is a direct or indirect Austrian interest or to Austrians who are working in Japan with Japanese or foreign companies in management positions or who otherwise are interested in meeting representatives of Austrian industry and commerce. The annual membership fee for individual members is JPY 10,000.

Newly joining individual members enjoy one free participation at an ABC-organized event in their first year of membership.

Alumni Members

The Alumni Membership is open to all individuals residing currently in Japan who used to attend an Austrian school, university, research center, or participated in a science cooperation program, student exchange or study abroad program in Austria for at least three months. Based on the decision of the Executive Committee, the required period of three months may be waived in exceptional cases. The alumni membership incurs no membership fees but is limited to the end of the calendar year following the year of joining as an alumni member. It can be extended once for another year, if the alumni at that time is a student, intern or similar.

Alumni Membership can be upgraded to individual Membership at any time during or at the end of the alumni membership through simple email correspondence.

Application process

application process

We hope to welcome you as new ABC member soon!

ABC Application form – Corporate Membership

ABC Application form – Individual Membership

ABC Application form – Alumni Membership

Cancellation of Membership

A Member may resign his or her membership at any time by giving notice to the Executive Director (, but shall continue to be liable for any subscription or other sum due and unpaid at the date of the resignation. Membership fees paid for the current calendar year will not be refunded.