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Practical Information

1. VISAS AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

Japan welcomes overseas visitors and has a generous visa waiver scheme. Currently, citizens of 68 countries do not need a visa to enter Japan, and can attend a conference simply by presenting a valid passport.

For delegates who need a visa, we would be happy to prepare required documents so that each and every delegate could smoothly obtain a visa and attend the meeting. For more information, including to check whether or not you need a visa, please visit the website of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html
Once the registration page opens, more information will be available on support for visa applications.

2. TIME ZONE

Japan is nine hours ahead of UTC. All of Japan is covered by a single time zone.

3. WEATHER

Generally, the weather in September will be warm with mostly clear skies, although rain can be expected. The average temperature in September would be 22.8°C (73F) with an average low of 19.5°C (67F) and high of 26.8°C (80F).

4. ELECTRICITY

The standard power supply is 100 volts. The frequency is 50 Hz in Tokyo (Eastern Japan). The type of power outlet/connector is “Type A,” which is two parallel prongs. It is advised to bring a plug adapter for the use of electrical equipment.

5. CURRENCY/ATMS

The official currency of Japan is the YEN (¥) and only the YEN is accepted when paying cash. ATMs that accept credit, debit and ATM cards that are issued outside of Japan can be found in:
- Post offices in Japan: http://www.jp-bank.japanpost.jp/en/ias/en_ias_index.html
- 7-Eleven convenience stores:  https://www.sevenbank.co.jp/intlcard/index2.html
- Certain major Japanese banks.
Major international credit cards are accepted in most stores.

6. PERSONAL MEDICINES

We recommend that you bring sufficient quantities of any medicines you take, even those you use less frequently, as foreign medicines and over-the-counter remedies are not sold in Japan.

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