Spring is Here–Enjoy it at Japan Society!

Join us as we usher in the spring with our programs, including: our Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection exhibition (until June 7); our 2015 Globus Film Series, The Most Beautiful: The War Films of Shirley Yamaguchi & Setsuko Hara (until April 4); The Naoshima Symbiosis for the Future: Art, Architecture & Nature (April 1); Michiko Godai’s intimate portrayal of a woman whose life was forever changed by World War II, Yokohama Rosa (April 25-26); and much, much more.

Remember, members get complimentary Gallery admission and discounts on all box-office programs and courses. In addition, upgrade at the $250 level or above and receive a handsome limited-edition Japan Society umbrella for Life of Cats, along with special privileges provided by our restaurant and merchant partners, among other benefits.

Your support helps Japan Society to grow and thrive for years to come.


Japan Society’s programs and activities are uniquely designed for people who are passionate about Japan and Japanese culture. Membership gives you exclusive benefits, invitations to special events and discounts on hundreds of programs throughout the year.

Benefits include:


  • Free admission to Japan Society Gallery
  • Discounts on box office events
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Discounts on Japanese language classes
  • And more!

Membership contributions, depending on the levels, are fully or partially tax-deductible and help Japan Society present vital and dynamic programs to the public.

When purchasing a new membership online, please note: membership discounts on ticket orders may not immediately apply. To receive membership discounts immediately on ticket purchases, please order over the phone through the box office at 212-715-1258 when you buy your tickets.

Levels of Membership

Individual ($60) Dual ($100)

  • Free admission to gallery exhibitions
  • Invitations to members-only programs and gallery exhibition openings
  • Discounted tickets to box office events
  • Discounts on Toyota Language Center classes
  • Discounts on Japan Society exhibition catalogues
  • Subscription to bimonthly Calendar of Events
  • Free access to C.V. Starr Library

Join, Renew or Give as Gift

Contributing ($150)

All Dual benefits, plus:
  • Complimentary ticket offers throughout the year
  • Two complimentary gallery passes each year

Join, Renew or Give as Gift

Sustaining ($250)

All Contributing benefits, plus:

Join, Renew or Give as Gift

Sponsor ($500)

All Sustaining benefits, plus:
  • Invitations to select private receptions and special film screenings
  • Invitations to private gallery tours
  • One select exhibition catalogue each year
  • One Individual ($60) gift membership for a person of your choice
  • Acknowledgment in Japan Society’s Annual Report

Join, Renew or Give as Gift

Student/Senior ($40)

  • Student (full-time students with valid ID)
  • Senior (age 65 and older)
  • All Individual benefits

If you wish to join at the Student or Senior level, please contact the Membership Office at (212) 715-1270 or

Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends giving begins at $1,000 and allows you either to focus your gift on particular programs or support our full range of programming. Special benefits accompany these levels.

Learn more about Circle of Friends


Japan Society is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization described in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Japan Society are deductible to the extent allowed by law. Certain goods and services provided in exchange for a donation may reduce the amount of a donor's charitable deduction. If you wish to make a donation but receive no benefits in return, please contact Japan Society.
Images: Globus Film Series opening party. Photo © Ayumi Sakamoto; Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints members’ opening. Photo © Ayumi Sakamoto.

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