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Rules for Councilor Election

Section 1 The Council shall consist of ten councilors, and its term shall be for a period of two years.
Councilors shall be elected from regular members by ballots of regular and honorary members. Half the councilors shall be elected every year.
Section 2 The Council shall nominate ten Councilor candidates for the subsequent Council four months prior to the completion of the Council’s period of tenure. The Councilor candidates shall include at least two female candidates. Full consideration shall be given to each candidate’s field of research, age and region of residence when nominated as candidates for the subsequent Council.
Section 3 The Council shall inform names of nominated candidates to regular and honorary members, and call for the election. Regular and honorary members shall select eligible candidates among the informed names, and vote by marking the names. If members want to vote another eligible candidate who is not nominated, members can write the names on a ballot. However, members shall not vote more candidates than its quota.
Section 4 The election shall take place by a secret ballot.
Section 5 The election shall be managed by the Council accompanied by two representatives of members.
Section 6 Five new Councilors including at least one female shall be determined by the Council in alignment with the results of the votes mentioned above.
Section 7 These rules may be amended by a careful discussion at the Council and an approval at a general meeting of JSCC.
These rules become effective from October 1, 2002.

September 25, 2003 Partial Amendment.

September 22, 2005 Partial Amendment.

September 22, 2012 Partial Amendment.

September 11, 2016 Partial Amendment.

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