About Special Membership

About Special Membership

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Special members include foreign and domestic universities, new and established businesses, industry organizations, venture companies, researchers, and entrepreneurial students, all with some kind of connection to the life-sciences. Together these institutions and individuals constitute the LINK-J network. Also, Special members can participate in the various events and programs we offer and use our communication lounges, conference rooms, and event space.

Providing Special Membership with Opportunities to Interact

LINK-J Businesses Services for Special Membership (Examples)
Come Together
  • · Symposiums, seminars, and other events
  • · Events organized by external organizations partnering with LINK-J
  • · Events aimed at nurturing connections between special members
  • · Events organized by overseas organizations and other groups partnering with LINK-J
  • · Study sessions to discuss specific themes
  • · Acceleration programs aimed at entrepreneurs and startups
Take Flight
  • · Corporate introductions
  • · Startup pitches

Providing Special Membership with Places etc. to Interact

  • · Communication lounges
  • · Conference rooms
  • · Temporary working rooms

Special Membership Type

Please choose from the following three types of special membership.

Membership Type Qualifications Enrollment Fee Annual Fee Membership Card
Special Membership A
Corporations with 101 or more employees ¥100,000 ¥500,000 Ten cards*1
Special Membership B
(i) Corporations with 100 or fewer employees (ii) Non-profit organizations (Independent administrative agency, national research and development agency, administrative agencies, educational corporations, general corporations, public benefit corporations, social welfare corporations, quasi-public bodies of diplomatic missions in Japan and other such institutions) ¥30,000 ¥120,000 Five cards*2
Special Membership C
(i) Doctors, Company related persons or employees, and other individuals (ii) Related persons or employees of non-profit organizations that correspond to special membership B (iii) University students and graduate students ¥2,000 ¥30,000 ¥5,000 ¥3,000 One card

*1: Up to ten paid membership cards can be additionally issued.
*2: Up to five paid membership cards can be additionally issued.

The Benefits of Special Membership

You can receive the following benefits according to membership type.

Special Memberships A and B Special Membership C Details of Benefits
Participation in events and programs organized by LINK-J
(In some cases reservation and participation fees are required.)
Temporary use of communication lounges for members (free)
Reserved use of communication lounges for members for parties, etc. (at special membership prices)
Use of conference rooms and temporary working rooms (at special membership prices)
Use of shared offices (applications must be made with payment)
Notification of events, etc. held by one member for others
(Posts on the websites of LINK-J and Nihonbashi Life Science Business Hub and digital signage)
Interactions with and introductions to other members and support for communication among members
Discussions with LINK-J's supporters and use of advice, etc.
Post company and group names as special members on the LINK-J website and pamphlets, etc.