Japan Marching League

Japan Marching League

Japan Marching League(JML)

Japan Marching League (JML) is the one of the oldest and prestigious walking events, which was established in 1989, and is going into its 29th year. JML is formed by 18 different walking events. These events are all carried out in Japan. The venues are for people who like walking, or researchers. JML also holds a Walking Seminar every two years. JML issues a passport for any participant who wants to join the event. 13,000 people have already been issued with passports (JML passport cost 1,000 yen issued at each event after competing the walk).
Your walk will be officially approved by JML after competing the whole distance within the fixed time or date (2 or 3 days), and to the distance, which has been set at more than 20 km. (under 12's, or over 70's participants is set for over 10 km).
Participants will be awarded an award according to the number of marches they have entered and finished.
The following events of JML are the official event of IML.
【Head Office】Kanda St. Building. 1-2-4 Yushima, Bunkyo, TOKYO 113-8530
Japan Walking Association TEL+81-3-5256-7855 FAX+81-3-5256-7856
e-mail jwa@walking.or.jp
Japan Marching League Walker's Approved Rules
This March is not a competition. Participants should enjoy the walk at their own speed by following the organization's rules. The organization will award the participant, who holds the passport and have accomplished the distance within the fixed dates.

JAPAN MARCHING LEAGUE Rules

Title
The name of this organization is called JAPAN MARCHING LEAGUE 「JML」. Head- quarters located at 1-2-4 Yushima, Bunkyo, TOKYO 113-8530.
Purpose
The purpose of JML is to contribute to society by its people being in good health. JML provides an environment through an authorized official walking event which is the most prestigious event in Japan.
Business
JML runs the following business
(1) Authorizing official walking events and announcing them to the public.
(2) Advising and supporting the events to stay as a top level event in Japan.
(3) Authorized the official event participants.
(4) Business goals is to achieve the above mentioned.
Official event
Official events need to be run with the cooperation of a walking associated company, which need to meet the following closures.
(1) Needs to be an event which is run regularly every year at the same time of the year.
(2) Events run for more than 2 days.
(3) Walking courses for the event need to be 10 km or 20 km per day including many 5 km courses.
(4) There should be no limits, ( nationality, male or female, age) Anyone should be able to participate in these events.
(5) Events that have been approved by Internationaler Volkssportverband . (日本市民スポーツ連盟) Japanese Volkssports Assoc for the domestic and international walkers.
  2 To cancel the official event's title will be done by the JML conference.
  3 The procedure of the cancellation of an official event will be done through debate and will be announced at the board member's meeting.
Board meeting
JML has got the following board members;
(1)Chairman 1
(2)Vice Chairman few
(3)Board members less than 20 people(Including Chairman and vice Chairman)
(4)Rep. members less than 30 people
(5)Auditor less than 3 people
(6)Secretariat(e) 1
General Meeting
General meetings should be arranged more than once a year.
2  The general meeting should be run by the board members and representative members. The chairman should be the chairperson.
3  Regular general meetings will be held at the same time as the official event at each location.
However, if more than 2/3 of its members want to hold a meeting, it can be arranged that a temporary general meeting can be held in this circumstance.
4  If the 2/3 of the attendants from the board members attend the General meeting, and half of the attendants agree on a proposal, and the outcome of the agreement is even numbered, it will be the chairperson's decision.
5  Official event head office needs to be responsible for the travel and the accommodation fee for board members who are going to attend the general meeting.
(Empowered by general meeting)
General office will be empowered in the following areas.
(1) JML rules, decisions on the rules, abolishing any rules if necessary.
(2) Business plan and budget
(3) Reporting business details and budget
(4) Decide on Board members
(5) Approve new events and cancellation.
(6) Responsible for the budget for the official event.
(7) Decide on the dates and venues for the regular general meeting. Implementing other roles to run the business.
Official sponsor companies
JML is looking for companies that will be able to sponsor and support JML's business, and get the approval from the board members.
Account
Fiscal year for JML is from April 1st to March 31st. The budget will be raised from the event fees, funds and other revenues.
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