1.1 The society is called ”国際ケアリング学会”.
1.2 The society is called “International Society of Caring & Peace” in English.
The purpose of the society is to perform activities, which help to develop research, education and practice of “Caring” in this changing world, and try to realize health and peace for people all over the world.
The society performs the following activities to meet the purpose stated in Chapter 2 herein.
3.1 Promote research and education that helps to develop Caring & Peace
3.2 Hold international academic meetings and publish academic journals
3.3 Perform activities, which help to apply nursing theory to practice
3.4 Perform other activities necessary to meet the purpose stated herein.
The society is consists of
(1) Regular members
(2) Supporting members
(3) Honorary members
A regular member is a practitioner, a researcher or a pedagogue, regardless of the nationality, who agrees with the purpose of the society, and is authorized by the administrative board subsequent to certain admission procedures.
A supporting member is any individual who agrees with the purpose of the society, and is authorized by the administrative board subsequent to certain admission procedures.
An honorary member is a person who has made a huge contribution to developing the society, officially been recommended by the chairman of the administrative board, and is authorized by the general meetings of the members.
8.1 Members of the society shall pay the annual fee by a due date.
8.2 The amount of the annual fee is determined by the administrative board and approved by the general meeting of the members.
8.3 Honorary members are exempted from the payment of the annual fee.
9.1 Withdrawal from the society shall be requested by the person himself or herself. A person shall be regarded as withdrawn if the said person is missing or deceased.
9.2 A person may be expelled subsequent to the approval of the administrative board when the person
(1) harms the reputation of the society or
(2) is two years in arrears with the annual fee.
The society shall appoint
(1) Honorary chairperson (1 person)
(2) Chairperson (1 person)
(3) Vice chairperson (1 person)
(4) Board members (5-10 persons)
(5) Auditors (1-2 persons)
(6) Councilors (the number of people is defined separately)。
Election of the board members is as determined as below.
(1) The Chairperson of the board shall be mutually elected from the board members and approved by a general meeting of the members. The tenure of the chairperson is two years and he/she can be reappointed to three terms utmost.
(2) The Vice-chairperson shall be elected from board members and shall be assigned by the chairperson. The tenure of the vice-chairperson is two years and he/she can be reappointed, but the tenure cannot exceed that of the then chairperson’s.
(3) Board members and supervisors shall be selected from councils and approved by the general meeting of the members. The tenure is two years and they can be reappointed without limitation.
(4) Apart from the board members stated above, the chairperson of the board can assign additional board members as he/she wishes.
(5) Councils shall be selected from the general members and they have to be recommended by the chairperson of the board. The tenure is 2 years and they can be reappointed without limitation. (
6) Each board member shall be entitled to perform his/her duties until the successor takes up the post.
Board members shall perform the following duties.
(1) The honorary chairperson shall deliver his/her opinion from a global and a professional
(2) The chairperson is in charge of the governance of the society, and he/she has the right to place committees as necessary.
(3) The vice chairperson shall backup the chairperson’s duties when the chairperson is absent.
(4) Board members shall fulfill their job by order of the chairman.
(5) Auditors are in charge of accounting and auditing of the society and shall report the outcome
to the councils. When particularly necessary, he/she has the right to call a council meeting
regardless of the article 16.2 herein.
(6) Councilors shall discuss important matters at council meetings requested by the administrative
13.1 The Chair of an academic conference is in charge of administration.
13.2 The Chair of an academic conference shall be elected from the members and approved by the general meeting of the members.
13.3 The tenure of the chair is one year.
13.4 Chair of an academic conference has the right to attend councilors meetings and deliver
The following meetings are placed in the society.
(1) Board meetings
(2) Council meetings
(3) General meetings
15.1 Board meetings, constituted by board members, form and make plans for the society.
15.2 Board meetings are called by the chairperson of the board and shall be formed with more
than half of the board members.
16.1 Council meetings, constituted by councils, discuss important matters requested by the
16.2 Council meetings are called by the chairman of the board and shall be formed with more than
half of the board members.。
17.1 General meetings of the members can e xercise
(1) The right to approve the chairperson and supervisor.
(2) The right to decide and change the provisions.
(3) The right to approve the budget and the annual closing of accounts.
(4) The right to approve project plans and project reports.
(5) The right to decide necessary issues determined by council meetings.
17.2 General meetings of the members shall be called by the chairperson of the board.
17.3 General meetings of the members cannot be formed unless more than 20% of the total
members are present. Proxies with the power of attorney are accepted.
17.4 Decisions of the general meetings of the members shall be issued by a majority of the
members present at the meetings.
17.5 An extraordinary general meeting of the members shall be called by the chairperson of the
board when requested by the administrative board.
18.1 The society can place committees in order to facilitate smooth administration processes,
subsequent to an approval of the board meetings.
18.2 Procedures required to organize and administer committees are stated separately subsequent
to an approval of the board meetings.
19.1 A secretariat is placed in the society for office processing. The head of the secretariat shall
be assigned by the administrative board if required.
19.2 Office workers can be assigned for administrative assistance.
19.3 Office workers shall be assigned by the chairman of the board subsequent to the approval of the administrative board.
The fiscal year begins in January and ends in December.
A change of provisions shall be determined by the general meeting of the members subsequent to approval of both the administrative board and the council meetings.
22.1 Additional procedures required to organize and administer the society shall be stated separately.
22.2 This provisions shall be in effect as of January 1st, 2016.