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Section 1   This society is called Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (JSCC).
Section 2   JSCC operates with the aim of providing the oppotunities for information exchange between the members, and contributes to the advances in the field of coordination chemistry.
Section 3   In order to attain the aims described above in Section 2, JSCC operates the following projects.
   1 JSCC organizes or co-organizes research meetings, study meetings, and other meetings concerning coordination chemistry.
   2 JSCC collects and delivers the information with the aim of promoting the advances in coordination chemistry. As part of such activities, JSCC publishes its self-organized journal, Bulletin of Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (BJSCC).
   3 JSCC operates other special activities which are aimed at promoting the advances in the field of coordination chemistry.
Section 4   The membership of JSCC consists of four classes: ordinary members, Emeritus members, student members and members from legal entities.
   1 Ordinary Members:Ordinary members of the society are those who are interested in the research field of coordination chemistry and also approve the activities towards achievement of the purposes of the society.
   2 Emeritus Members:A person over a full 70 years old who has once become a President of JSCC may be recommended as a candidate for the Emeritus member. A person over a full 73 years old who has great contribution to advances in the field of coordination chemistry may also be recommended as a candidate for the Emeritus member. A foreign researcher who has great contribution to the development of coordination chemistry in Japan may also be recommended as a candidate for the Emeritus member. The Emeritus membership must be approved at a general meeting of the society.
   3 Student Members: are the students who are interested in the research field of coordination chemistry and also approve the activities towards achievement of the purposes of the society.
   4 Members from Legal Entities:are the legal persons who approve the activities towards achievement of the purposes of the society.
Section 5   The person who wish to obtain the membership in JSCC must submit his/her application and due to the president of JSCC (hereafter abbreviated as President). If a member has not been able to pay his/her due for a long period, his/her name may be removed from the register of JSCC based on the decision made by the Council.
Section 6   JSCC is operated by the following officers.
President (1 person) (The term of office is two years; Duplication of office in other organizations may not be prohibited.)
Vice President (The Vice President is elected by mutual vote among the Councilors. The term of office is two years.)
Councilors (10 persons) (They include the Vice President. The term of office is 2 years. Duplication of office in other organizations may not be prohibited.)
Section 7   Officers are elected from JSCC members based on the rules as noted separately.
Section 8   The President genralizes the activities of JSCC. The Vice President assists the President. In case any accident disturbs the activity of the President, the Vice President should act as an alternate for the President.
Section 9   General meetings must be called by the President, and must be held once a year. A chairperson at each general meeting must be elected by mutual vote among the members.
Section 10   Meetings of the Council must be called by the President, and are generally held twice a year. The Council is comprised of the President and the Councilors. Any decisions at the Council should be made under the attendance of more than a half members of the Council, where the attendees include those whose commision has been sent to the President prior to the meeting. Meetings of the Council are chaired by the President.
Section 11   The president may organize the futre project committee (Project Committee) to consult and discuss possible problems for JSCC in the future.
   1 Candidates for the members of the Project Committee are nominated by the President, and the final decision must be approved by the Council.
   2 The number of the Project Committee should not exceed 10 persons. The term of office for the member of the Project Committee expires upon the expiration of a term of office for the President. Duplication of office in other organizations may not be prohibited.
   3 The chairman of the Project Committee is elected by mutual vote among the members of the Project Committee.
   4 One representative from the Young Coordination Chemists’ Association of Japan (YCCAJ) must be added to the member of the Project Committee. The term of office obeys the rules by the YCCAJ.
Section 12   JSCC organizes an auditing committee comprised of a person. The auditing committee is elected by mutual vote among the Councilors. The term of office is one year.
Section 13   The JSCC office is located under the care of Coordination Chemistry Laboratory, at the Institute of Molecular Science.
Section 14   The President can organize an additional committee if necessary.
Section 15   Any changes made in the rules of the Society must be approved at the general meeting of JSCC. The present rules have been effective since October 1, 2003. Part of the rules has been modified since September 22, 2005.
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