Joint-chairpersons (in alphabetical order):
Kohji ISHIHARA, Yutaka KATAOKA, Tamaki SAITO, Shunsuke TAKAGI
Members of Steering Committee
Kenji IWAMOTO, Taro UEMURA, Yuichi OI, Yasukazu OGAI, Kazuo OKUMA, Yukiko OKUMA, Shinichiro SASAHARA, Michiyo SHIMODAIRA, Naoaki SHO, Yasuko JIMBO, Hiroshi TAKEBATA, Takeshi TAMURA, Satoe FUKUI, Naoko MITSUI, Ikuyoshi MUKAIYACHI, Miwako MURAI, Suimei MORIKAWA, Nobuaki MORITA, Yuki MIYAMOTO, Akio NISHIMURA, Naoki NOMURA, Masaaki SHIRAISHI, Koji SHIRAKI, Takayuki YAHARA, Tsuyoshi WATANABE
Tom Erik Arnkil, Jaakko Seikkula
Constitution of the Open Dialogue Network Japan
(Translation as of July 9, 2016)
Established on July 9, 2016
Article 1. The official name of this organization is Open Dialogue Network Japan (ODNJP).
Article 2. The purpose of this organization is to provide information and educate about the Open Dialogue Approach, which was developed in western Lapland in Finland, and to contribute to the dissemination of high-quality practice of Open Dialogue in Japan.
Article 3. In order to achieve the purpose outlined in Article 2, this organization will conduct the following:
(1) Communication and cooperation with foreign organizations on Open Dialogue in Finland and other areas,
(2) Seminars, lectures, and training courses,
(3) Publication of a newsletter,
(4) Other activities necessary to achieve the purpose outlined in Article 2.
Article 4. This organization has three kinds of membership: full membership, supporting membership, and honorary membership.
Article 5. The procedure for entering into and leaving from this organization will be developed by the Steering Committee.
Article 6. A full member has the right to attend to and vote in the general meeting.
Article 7. Membership dues
Full member: 6,000 yen
Supporting member: 3,000 yen
Honorary member: gratis
The membership expires on March 31, regardless of when the member joined.
Article 8. Officers
Members of Steering Committee
Article 9. Joint-chairpersons, nominated full members of the ODNJP and the secretary general make up the Steering Committee which is responsible for the management of this organization.
Article 10. Joint-chairpersons represent this organization; the secretary general presides over the secretariat, which is responsible for the financial management of this organization. Joint-chairpersons and the secretary general are responsible for the daily business of this organization.
Article 11. The Steering Committee can set up sub-committees.
Article 12. At the general meeting, joint-chairpersons, the members of the Steering Committee and the secretary general will be appointed. The constitution will be amended and a basic action plan will be set up at the general meeting.
Article 13. The Steering Committee will explain the activities and financial management of the organization at the general meeting.
Article 14. The general meeting will be held regularly, at least once per year.
Article 15. The general meeting will commence if over half of all full members (including proxies) attend the meeting.
Additional Clause 1. This constitution has been set up by the Steering Committee based on the decision at the first general meeting held on June 18, 2016 and will be applied from July 10, 2016.
Additional Clause 2. The fiscal year of this organization is from April 1 to March 31.