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Membership with the DJJV: The Vast Advantages

Become a member of the DJJV and get a benefit from an active network with about 700 members, amongst them lawyers from Germany and Japan as well as companies, institutions and legal practitioners. Furthermore, as a member you have the following advantages:

Detailed Background from all areas of the legal system

Members receive approximately twice a year the ZJapanR, the Journal of Japanese law, which is released / published in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (MPI), Hamburg.

Attendance/Participation on Lectures and comparative law symposium

The DJJV regularly organizes lectures and comparative law symposiums for its members on special subjects.

Regular meetings with experts

With regular meetings in different cities, the DJJV supports the exchange of information with colleagues and cross-border cooperation.

Disclosure/Publication of Contact details

The DJJV offers its members the possibility of publishing and linking their contact details on the internet page.


 Individuals younger than 30 years:  35 EUR
 Individuals older than 30 years:75 EUR
 Companies and institutions:145 EUR

You can submit your application for membership by PDF (85 KB) or via our online form.

The association, which is represented nationwide, is non-partisan. According to the last notice of exemption received by the association from the Hamburg-Nord-17 tax office (tax no. 17/412/00747) dated 12.11.2020, the DJJV e.V. is exempted from corporation tax in accordance with § 5 Para. 1 No. 9 of the Corporation Tax Act and from trade tax in accordance with § 3 No. 6 of the Trade Tax Act.

The DJJV promotes in the sense of §§ 51 ff. AO exclusively and directly the following non-profit purposes:

  • Promotion of national and professional education including student aid (§ 52 section 2 sentence 1 no. 7 AO).
  • Promotion of international attitudes, tolerance in all areas of culture and the idea of international understanding (§ 52, section 2, sentence 1, no. 13 AO).

The DJJV e.V. is entitled to issue donation receipts for donations made to it for use for these purposes. Donations and membership fees up to 300 EUR can be submitted to a German tax office with a donation receipt (Zuwendungsbestätigung) with the deposit slip of the bank transfer (e.g. a bank statement). For donations up to 300 EUR please use the following simplified donation receipt. For the membership fee, please use the following simplified donation receipt.