NAME AND DOMICILE
|Article 1 Name
This Society shall be called the Japan-Sweden Society.
Article 2 Domicile
This Society shall be located at Josai University Educational Corporation, 3-26, Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
Article 3 Object
The object of the Japan-Sweden Society is to foster and promote friendly relations between the Japanese and the Swedish peoples, and to contribute towards cultural and commercial advancements between the two countries.
MEMBERSHIP AND ANNUAL FEE
Article 4 Membership
The Society shall be formed by members consisting of Honorary Members, Special Members, Individual Members and Corporate
|Members, who support the object of the Society.
Article 5 Admission
Any individual or corporate body who wishes to become the Society’s member shall apply to the President, with the recommendation of two members. Admission into the Society shall be determined by the President, subject to approval of the Board of Directors.
Article 6 Honorary Members
Honorary Members shall be nominated on unanimous recommendation of the members present at a General Meeting of the Society.
Article 7 Special Members
The President may nominate Special Members subject to approval of the Board of Directors.
Article 8 Annual Fee
Amount of annual fees shall be decided at a General Meeting. All Individual Members and Corporate Members shall pay their designated annual fees during January of every year.
Honorary Members and Special Members are not required to pay annual fees.
|Article 9 Officers
The Officers of the Society shall consist of a President, two Vice- Presidents, Directors and Auditors.
Article 10 Election and Term of Office
The Officers of the Society shall be elected at a General Meeting of the Society. Each Officer’s term of office shall be for two years, and the Officers are eligible for re-election. In case of an Officer being elected during midterm, his terms shall be the remaining portion of his predecessor’s term.
Article 11 President and Vice-President
A President and two Vice-Presidents shall be elected from among the Directors.
Article 12 Honorary President
H. E. the Swedish Ambassador to Japan shall be the Honorary President of the Society.
Article 13 Managing Directors
The President may, subject to approval of the Board of Directors, appoint the Managing Directors from among the Directors.
|Article 14 Advisers|
|The President may appoint the Advisers of the Society subject to approval of the Board of Directors. The Advisers shall, when requested, assist the President on important matters of the Society.
Article 15 Ordinary General Meeting
An Ordinary General Meeting shall be convened once a year in February or March.
Article 16 Annual Report and Financial Statement
An annual report and a financial statement of the Society shall be submitted to the Ordinary General Meeting for its approval.
Article 17 Extraordinary General Meeting
The Society may hold an Extraordinary General Meeting at any time when the Board of Directors considers it opportune.
Article 18 Board of Directors Meeting
The President shall convene the Board of Directors Meeting at least twice a year.
|Article 19 Resolutions
Matters submitted to a General Meeting of the Society and/or to the Board of Directors Meeting shall be decided by the majority vote of the members present.
PROPERTY AND ACCOUNTS
Article 20 Property
The property of the Society shall consist of members’ fees and all other miscellaneous income.
Article 21 Financial Year
The financial year of the Society shall commence each year on the first day of January and terminate on the thirty-first day of December.
Article 22 Revision
Any revision of the Regulations and other important matters shall be submitted for approval of the Society’s Ordinary or Extraordinary General Meeting convened for that purpose.