March 6, 2014: Fish Tank Fee Hike Starting April 1st

Information concerning changes to our pricing due to the rise of the consumption tax

We wish to inform you of the upcoming changes to our pricing caused by the April 1st, 2014 increase of the consumption tax. It will increase from 5% to 8% following an amendment to the Consumption Tax Law.

Changes to the yearly membership fee

Until March 31st, 2014
Joining fee: 1000 yen    Yearly fee: 4800 yen (Both fees tax included)

Starting April 1st, 2014
Joining fee: 1000 yen    Yearly fee: 4800 yen (Both fees tax NOT INCLUDED)
*New fees will be set in place for joining the fanclub, and for membership renewal.

Fee for the replacement of a lost member ID card

Postmarked by March 31st, 2014
500 yen (Tax included)

Starting April 1st, 2014
500 yen (Tax NOT INCLUDED)

Concerning membership renewal

Those of you with memberships expiring in April, May, and June are currently in your renewal period.
The new fee comes into effect on April 1st, so you will save more by renewing your membership early.

Furthermore, please only renew your membership if it is your turn to do so. We will not be able to accept payment and will be forced to issue a refund to those who renew outside of their designated period.

Moreover, please note that we will not be able to complete your renewal if you should happen to pay the old fee amount after April 1st. You will be issued a refund once we have deducted the handling fees.

Please contact FISH TANK if you have any questions.

The above information was posted on the official website as well as emailed to Fish Tank members.
The new, increased fees have not been officially posted yet. The
approximate amounts, not including the handling charge, should be in the vicinity of 6300 yen for joining, 5200 yen for renewal, and 540 yen for the replacement of a lost card.