Global Forum on Science and Technology for Disaster Resilience 2017

Science Council of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
23rd - 25th November, 2017

General Information

Practical information

Practical information is provided in THIS pdf DOCUMENT.

Date and Venue

The Forum will be held from Thursday 23th through Saturday 25th November 20157.

The Forum will take place at the premises of the Science Council of Japan, in Tokyo, Japan.

Further information on the venue location is available on the Venue page.


List of hotels ranking from higher to economy class is be available at the Accommodation page. Participants are expected to assure your own hotel reservation.

Visa Application

Please confirm with your local Embassy or Consulate of Japan, whether or not you need a visa to enter Japan. If the visa is needed, please inquire what are the requested documents from the Local Organizers for your visa application and provide this information to the Conference Secretariat.


Access to the venue is explained in THIS pdf DOCUMENT.

Travel Information

  • Currency Exchange
    The currency is the yen. Money can be exchanged at major banks and limited number of hotels.
    Banknotes: 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 yen. Coins: 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 yen.

  • Traveler's Cheque, Credit Cards & VAT
    Traveler's cheques are not as widely used in Japan as in most other countries and are accepted only by major banks and hotels. Major credit cards are widely accepted for payment, however, foreign credit cards (not issued by Japanese banks) are not usually accepted by ATMs in Tokyo for cash withdrawal. ATMs accepting foreign credit cards are at the Narita Airport and in central Tokyo (e.g. Ginza). Conventional checks are almost unheard of in everyday life. The consumption tax (VAT) rate is 8%.

  • Insurance
    Participants are strongly advised to arrange their own overseas travel insurance.

  • Time
    In relation to Greenwich, Tokyo is +9 hours.

  • Electrical Appliances
    100-110 volts and a flat two-pronged plug, type A, are used. A Japanese quirk: 60 Hz in western Japan; 50 Hz in eastern Japan, including Tokyo. Please use your own electrical outlet adapter to adjust the AC plug on your equipment to the above-mentioned Japanese AC power supply as it is difficult to purchase it locally. Please bring the power transformer such as from 200V AC to 100V AC.

  • Tipping
    Tips are not required or expected in Japan, at hotels, restaurants and anywhere else. A 10-20% service charge is included in some bills.

  • Climate and Travel
    November is a good time for visiting Japan, Tokyo, as the weather is usually sunny and dry, though it is getting cold in Tokyo, warmer clothes are recommended. Rarely, rain may occur. The average high temperature is 15ºC the low one is 9ºC.
    Actual Weather forecast is available here.
    Travel and Sightseeing information at the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) website.

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