The Rules and Constitution
of JAGAM allow for tow principal categories of membership, namely
Ordinary Member and Associate Member. The former must have graduated
from any university or college in Japan while the latter must have
studied in Japan for at least 2 years. Only Malaysian citizens are
allowed by the country═s law to become members.
JAGAM began with only 22 members in 1973. The birth of ASCOJA on
10 June 1977, initiated by Raja Dato Nong Chik and his ASEAN ˝nakamatachiţ
and the subsequent induction of the then Prime Minister of Japan
H.E. Mr. Takeo Fukuda as First Honorary Member of ASCOJA at Kuala
Lumpur Hilton Hotel on 8 August 1977 were events which encouraged
the growth of JAGAM. By 1980 JAGAM═s membership strength rose to
120 members which today stands at more than 1000.