Organizational Structure

JARC’s organizational structure allows people from diverse industries and business segments to come together, breaking down barriers to make Japan’s hospitality industry into an attractive, world-class sector. Corporate Members are corporations involved with accommodation-related businesses. Lodging Establishment Supporters are those whose facilities are authorized under the Ryokan Business Law (of the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare). Individual Supporters are individuals who endorse the objectives of JARC.


Japan Accommodation Related Consortium (hereinafter, "JARC") has established the JARC's bylaws as the rules and regulations for its members.

(JARC’s Goals)
Article 1. JARC's purpose, as stipulated in Article 3 of the Articles of Association, is to create a platform (a forum for discussion) for lodging facilities, companies, organizations, and individuals involved in the lodging business to convene, learn, and deliberate together to transcend boundaries and develop Japan's lodging establishments into dynamic, world-class businesses.

(Member Recruitment)
Article 2. JARC recruits members to achieve the objectives described in the preceding article.

(Membership Types)

Article 3. JARC's members consist of the following:
① Lodging Establishment Supporters: Individuals or corporations who operate or manage lodging establishments registered under the Ryokan Business Law and have become members in endorsement of JARC’s purpose and objectives.
② Corporate members: Businesses (including corporations and sole proprietorships) that have become members in endorsement of JARC's purpose and objectives.
③ Individual Supporters: Individuals who have become members in endorsement of JARC's purpose and objectives.

2. Individuals such as academic or industry experts with special knowledge and expertise may be recommended by a member or director and approved by the Board of Directors to serve as advisors with qualifications equivalent to those of members.

3. Corporate Members that have made meritorious contributions to JARC's activities may be treated as special members following the recommendation of a member or a director and with the approval of the Board of Directors.

(Membership Regulations)
Article 4. Members shall abide by the following rules:

① Members should strive to cultivate mutual friendships.
② When introducing their own products and services, members shall do so in designated methods such as JARC's trade shows, product presentations, exhibitions, and lectures.
③ Members may only engage in business negotiations with prior request or agreement from the relevant counterparty.

(Membership Fee)
Article 5. Membership fees are as follows:

① Corporate member Annual membership fee ¥30,000
② Lodging Establishment Supporters  Annual membership fee ¥20,000
③ Individual Supporters     Annual membership fee ¥10,000

(Payment Obligations)

Article 6. Members must pay the annual membership fees for the following fiscal year within the relevant fiscal year.
2. Members who fail to pay their fees at the beginning of a new fiscal year will be considered Members in Arrears of Annual Dues.

(Becoming a Member)
Article 7. Membership can be acquired upon completing the designated application form and submitting it to JARC's Secretariat (hereinafter, "Secretariat") and paying the first year's annual membership fee.

(Membership Withdrawal)
Article 8. Members may withdraw their membership at any time upon request. Corporate Members may withdraw their memberships only upon the company representative's request or upon the request of the person who registered the company with JARC.
2. In the event of the death of an Individual Supporter or the dissolution or declaration of bankruptcy of a Corporate Member.

Article 9. Members will be expelled if any of the following cases:
① In the event that the Board of Directors finds the member to have committed an act detrimental to JARC's integrity and is deemed unfit to serve as a member.
② When a member fails to pay the annual membership fee for three years.
③ If the member is discovered to be a member, part, or supporter of a violent or antisocial organization or their members.
2. JARC will not, under any circumstances, refund any fees paid to the association by the expelled member, including annual dues, entry fees, and other payments.

(Suspension of Eligibility)
Article 10. The following will result in the suspension of membership and deny the member the rights and benefits thereof.
① Members with outstanding dues as per Article 6, Clause 2.
② Members who, in violation of Article 4, receive complaints from other members and fail to remedy the situation even after warnings from the Secretariat.

(Reinstatement of Eligibility)
Article 11. Suspended members may have their membership reinstated upon payment of a reinstatement fee equivalent to three years' annual dues.

(Member Rights)
Article 12. Members have the following rights:
① Free subscription to the newsletter
② Right to participate and open booths at JARC sponsored events
③ Right to view the membership list
④ Right to use JARC and JARC-affiliated facilities.

(Bylaw Revisions)
Article 13. These bylaws may be revised at any time at the discretion of JARC's Board of Directors.

(Bylaw Enforcement)
Article 14. If the bylaws contain provisions contrary to the Articles of Association or other laws and regulations, the provisions of the Articles of Association or laws and regulations shall take precedence.

JARC Board Members

President Yoshiaki Honpo (元観光庁長官 一般財団法人 アジア太平洋観光交流会センター 理事長)
Vice President Shigeto Kubo(元観光庁長官 公益社団法人 日本観光振興協会顧問)
Special Advisor Tsutomu Ishizuka(専門学校 日本ホテルスクール 理事長)
Jun-ichiro Tokue(東洋大学 国際観光学部/大学院国際観光学研究科准教授)
Auditor Yutaka Yagi(サーブホテルズ 株式会社 代表取締役社長)
Chairman Etsuo Hayashi(株式会社 タップ 代表取締役会長兼社長)
Excutive Director Hideyuki Tezuka(株式会社 タップ 経営管理本部 秘書室 担当部長 兼 パブリックリレーション室 営業担当部長)
Board Director Takeshi Kitamura(株式会社 サクラクオリティマネジメント 代表取締役)
Kazuhiro Ozawa(株式会社 中部衛生検査センター 専務取締役)
Keisuke Murayama(株式会社 やまとごころ 代表取締役)
Takeshi Ishihara(株式会社 ホスピタリティ デザイン 横浜 代表取締役)
Satoshi Watanabe(サン・パシフィック・エンタープライズ 株式会社 代表取締役)
Toshiya Takahashi(一般社団法人 メイドインジャパン・ハラール支援協議会 理事長)
Shinya Sakurai(株式会社 近清 代表取締役)
Nagisa Hatayama(株式会社セラヴィ 法人営業部 部長)
Nagayama Hisanori(株式会社下電ホテル 代表取締役社長)
Branch Kansai Branch Secretary General: Shinya Sakurai(株式会社 近清 代表取締役)
Okinawa Branch chief: Hitoshi Kinjo(株式会社 球陽館ホテルズおきなわ 代表取締役社長)
Okinawa Deputy Branch Chief: Naohisa Takakura(株式会社 パームロイヤル 代表取締役)
Kansai Branch Secretary General: Toshimichi Hiyane(株式会社 プレンティーホールディングス 代表取締役会長)
Secretariat Toshiya Takahashi(Secretariat-General)
Keita Matsumoto
Yukiko Takayama
Hiroko Saita
Takayuki Ishizaki(エンデバーネットワークス 株式会社 代表取締役)

Advisory Board

David Atkinson(株式会社 小西美術工藝社)
Miyu Kitayama(株式会社 ニシキモ)
Yasuhiro Obara(国際ホテルジャーナリスト)
Takao Ikado(株式会社 井門観光研究所)
Nobuaki Takizawa(ホテル評論家)
Takahiro Obata(東京YMCA国際ホテル専門学校)
Hirokazu Kondo(宿屋大学)
Mikio Watanabe(一般財団法人アジアフードビジネス協会 理事長)

Good Partner

財団法人 宿泊施設活性化機構
NPO法人 シニアマイスターネットワーク
一般社団法人 観光品質認証協会
一般社団法人 日本フードアナリスト協会
一般社団法人 国際観光文化交流協会
一般社団法人 まちなかビーコン普及協議会
一般社団法人 メイドインジャパン・ハラール支援協議会

Press Board

株式会社 柴田書店(月刊ホテル旅館)
株式会社 オータパブリケイションズ(週刊ホテルレストラン)
株式会社 観光経済新聞社(週刊観光経済新聞)
メトロエンジン 株式会社(ホテルバンク)


Main Business Areas

・Initiatives to promote friendship among members
・Newsletter publication
・Holding seminars, lectures, study tours, etc.
・Development of workforce training programs for lodging establishments
・Proposals for improving services and facilities at lodging establishments
・Coordinating and acting as a liaison between lodging and tourism business operators
・Surveying, researching, and devising proposals for accommodation and tourism-related businesses
・Other activities necessary to accomplish the JARC's goals