Adopted: December 4, 2004
Revised: December 2, 2007


Sec. 1. Name. The name of this association shall be “The Gender History Association of Japan" (hereafter called “the Association").

Sec. 2. Purpose. The purpose for which the Association was organized is to promote the study of human history from a gender perspective in various academic disciplines.

Sec. 3. Activities. To achieve the above mentioned goal, the Association shall carry out the following activities:

1. The holding of meetings and lectures.
2. The publishing of a journal and other periodicals.
3. The promoting of exchanges and cooperation with scholars and other academic associations in Japan and overseas.
4. The organizing of other activities necessary to achieve the Association's purpose.

Sec. 4. Membership. Any person supporting the purpose of the Association and paying the annual dues shall be admitted to membership, provided that his/her application is supported by one current Association member and approved by the Board. A member enjoys rights and privileges of receiving a journal and attending meetings and activities organized by the Association.

Sec. 5. General Meeting. The Association's highest legislative organ is the General Assembly, in which matters related to the Association's organization and administration shall be discussed.

1. The General Assembly shall be held once a year.
2. A resolution shall be adopted by a majority vote of the participants.
3. A special meeting shall be called at any time upon the request of more than a fourth of the members or at any time when the Board finds it necessary.

Sec. 6. Officers. There are the following administrative officers:

1. A Representative Director, some Executive Directors, some Directors, some Counselors, two Auditors.
2. Each officer shall be elected in the General Assembly.
3. Each officer will serve two-year term. The maximum consecutive terms each officer can serve are limited to twice for the Representative Director, three times for Executive Directors, three times for Directors, five times for Counselors, and five times for Auditors.
4. The Executive Director shall supervise the Association' affairs.
5. Executive Directors shall assist the Representative Director and manage the Association's affairs.
6. Directors shall manage the Association's affairs.
7. Counselors shall give advice at the request of the Executive Board and the Board
8. Auditors shall inspect the Association's accounts.

Sec. 7. The Executive Board and the Board. The Executive Board shall consist of the Representative Director and Executive Directors and shall be called and held by the Representative Director. The Executive Board shall supervise the Association's affairs and be in charge of drafting proposals to be discussed at Board meetings. The Board shall consist of the Representative Director, Executive Directors, and Directors, and shall be called and held by the Representative Director. The Board shall be in charge of managing the Association's affairs and drafting proposals to be discussed in the General Assembly.

Sec. 8. Expenditures. The Association's expenditures shall be covered by dues, donations, and other incomes. The amount of dues shall be determined in the General Assembly.

Sec. 9. Amendments. Any amendment to the Bylaws shall be adopted by a more than two-thirds vote of the participants in the General Assembly.

A SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISION
Sec. 10. Execution. The Bylaws shall come into force on December 4, 2004.