Tips for a trip to Japan

Time Zone
GMT + 9.

All Japanese people speak Japanese language in everyday activity. Many Japanese people speak simple English.

The electric voltage in Japan is 100 volts. The plug used is type-A.

Emergency contact
Ambulance: 119
Fire: 119
Police: 110
Please contact the information desk if you need medical assistance. They will advise you about where and how to find appropriate medical care.

Currency and Money Exchange
Japanese currency is ‘Yen’ (JPY).
One USD is equivalent to about JPY 110. (Feb. 2020)

Visa to Japan
Depending on your nationality, a visa may be required to enter Japan. Nationals of countries and areas with visa exemption arrangements with Japan are found at:
Visa rules are complicated and may change at short notice. You can find further information regarding visas by visiting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan at:
Attendees requiring an entry visa should inquire at their local Japanese embassy or consulate regarding the required visa and documents. We advise you to apply for your visa as soon as possible, as visa application may take a while.
We can provide official letters of invitation to persons who have completed the registration and for which payment has been received. To request an invitation letter, please contact