Process towards the Introduction of the JSPE Affiliate System

As it is indispensable to nurture the younger generation in any field, the Japan Society for Precision Engineering (JSPE) had discussed the implementation of an affiliate system since 2008, and the Board of Directors decided to implement it on November 21, 2008. The system was immediately introduced with the aim of contributing to the improvement of activities and the revitalization of the affiliates. This is carried out by bestowing the honorary title of JSPE affiliate on young researchers and engineers who are expected to achieve innovative performance in their academic activities in the precision engineering field, in the development of practical applications of technologies and in the further development of the affiliates themselves. This affiliate certification is limited to regular and student members under 35 years old. Certified affiliates are expected to be aware that they are potential researchers and engineers in the precision engineering field, further contribute to the development of precision engineering and technology and participate in the activities of the society as young, leading members.

Regulations for the JSPE Affiliate System

Article 1 (Purpose)

The purpose of the JSPE Affiliate System is to contribute to the improvement of activities and the revitalization of the affiliates. This shall be carried out by bestowing the honorary title of JSPE affiliate on young researchers and engineers who are expected to achieve innovative performance in their academic activities in the precision engineering field, in the development of practical applications of technologies and in the further development of the affiliates themselves.

Article 2 (Eligibility for Affiliate Candidates)

The eligibility for the title of Affiliate shall, unless otherwise approved by the Board of Directors, be limited to regular and student members under 35 years old who are expected to achieve the performance described in Article 1 hereof.

Article 3 (Selection Committee)

3.1 For the selection of Affiliate candidates, an Affiliate Selection Committee (hereinafter referred to as the "Selection Committee") shall be established.

3.2 The Selection Committee shall, unless there are any special circumstances, be composed of the Executive Committee members except the President, and the Headquarters Recommended Vice President shall serve as the chairperson and the General Affairs Committee Chairperson shall serve as the secretary.

Article 4 (Recommendation Methods)

The Selection Committee shall select candidates from among those described below who are recommended in accordance with the separately established internal regulations, "Recommendation Criteria and Selection Methods", and present the proposed candidates to the Board of Directors.

(1) Regular members and student members recommended by regular members, corporate members, or JSPE's affiliated organizations using the prescribed recommendation form no later than the deadline for the recommendation; and

(2) Those who are recommended specially by the Board of Directors.

Article 5 (Certification and Publication)

5.1 The Board of Directors shall receive the proposed candidates from the Selection Committee and certify Affiliates through a resolution of the Board of Directors, and shall publish the certified JSPE Affiliates at a spring award ceremony.

5.2 A list of names and departments of certified Affiliates shall be published in the Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering.

Article 6 (Duties of Affiliates)

6.1 Members who have received the honorary title of Affiliate shall be aware that they are potential researchers and engineers in the precision engineering field, and they shall further contribute to the development of precision engineering and technology and participate in the activities of the society as young, leading members.

6.2 For the performance of the duties under Paragraph 1 hereof, an Affiliate Committee shall be established within the Headquarters Operation Committee.

Article 7 (Membership Type)

Affiliates may officially use the honorary title "JSPE Affiliate", but a new membership type will not be created therefor.

Article 8 (Relinquishment of the Honorary TITLE of Affiliate)

The honorary of Affiliate shall be relinquished when the Affiliate is no longer eligible under Article 2 hereof, or upon request by the Affiliate for any reason such as difficulty in performing the duties under Article 6 hereof.