Frequently Asked Questions

Travel information
VISA requirements
Airport Information
How to travel to/from airports into the city and to the WICC
Transportation within the city
Tipping
Currency
Electric Power Plugs and Voltage
VAT
Language
Telephone

Conference Information
Payment Information
Presentation Instructions for Speakers and Posters
Conference Venue Address
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Travel information

VISA requirements
It is the traveler's responsibility to obtain the necessary passport and visa for entry to Japan.


Airport Information
Tokyo has two international airports, Narita International Airport and Haneda International Airport and is accessible from all over the world.
Narita International Airport is located further from central Tokyo than Haneda International Airport. Almost all international flights land at this airport. There are plenty of public transportation options to reach central Tokyo from the airport including the JR Narita Express, the Keisei Skyliner, buses, taxis, and even helicopters.
Haneda International Airport is located closer to central Tokyo than Narita International Airport. Almost all domestic flights land at this airport. There are fewer transportation options from the airport to central Tokyo, some of which require transfers, but the journey is much quicker and cheaper.

How to travel to/from ... into the city and to the WICC
From Narita International Airport:
There are two companies that operate trains between Narita International Airport and central Tokyo. They are JR East (East Japan Railway Company) and Keisei Electric Railway.
Narita Express (NEX) will bring you from Narita to Tokyo within 51 minutes.

From Haneda International Airport:
By Tokyo Monorail
1 transfer, 30 minutes, frequent connections
Take the JR Yamanote or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line from Tokyo Station to Hamamatsucho Station (5 minutes) and transfer to the Tokyo Monorail to Haneda Airport (20 minutes).

By Keikyu Railways
1 transfer, 35 minutes, frequent connections
Take the JR Yamanote or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line from Tokyo Station to Shinagawa Station (10 minutes) and transfer to the Keikyu Airport Line to Haneda Airport (20 minutes).


Transportation within the city
Tokyo has a very efficient public transportation system which is characterised by its punctuality:
Subways and trains are the best way to get around Tokyo.
• A prepaid Suica or Pasmo card is the BEST way to pay for transport.
• Taxis are excellent but rather expensive.


Tipping
There is basically no tipping in Japan.

Currency
JPY Japanese Yen


Electric Power Plugs and Voltage
In Japan the power sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 100 V and the standard frequency is 50 / 60 Hz.

VAT
8%

Language
The national language is Japanese.

Telephone
Country code: 81.

Conference Information


Presentation Instructions for Speakers and Posters
• Keynote presentations will be 40 minutes, including time for questions
• Invited Oral presentations will be 30 minutes, including time for questions
• Oral presentations will be 20 minutes, including time for questions
• Poster presentation size: (vertical): width .. cm, height .. cm
• Presentations must be set up prior to the beginning of the session
• Preferred: Bring your presentation on a memory stick compatible with a PC computer

Alternatively: Personal laptop computers may be used, but you must ensure compatibility with the LCD projector prior to the start of the session. Also bring a memory stick as a backup.
Overhead projectors will not be supplied except upon special request at least one month before the conference and at the speaker's expense.

Conference Venue Address
Waseda University International Conference Center (WICC)
Nishiwaseda Campus
3-4-1 Okubo
Shinjuku
Tokyo 169-8555
Japan

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WICC is located within a walking distance from Tokyo-Metro (wubway) Waseda Station and about 3 km northeast of the Japan Railways (JR) Shinjuku Station.


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