General Information



The temperature in Chiba during the period of the conference ranges between 15 - 25 degrees Celsius.



Electric voltage is uniformly 100 volts AC throughout Japan, but with two different frequencies: 50 Hz in eastern Japan including Tokyo, and 60 Hz in western Japan including Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara. Leading hotels in major cities have two outlets for 100 and 220 volts but their sockets usually accept only a two-prong plug.



The organizer cannot accept responsibility for accidents that might occur. Delegates are encouraged to purchase travel insurance before leaving their home country. Insurance plans typically cover accidental loss of belongings, medical costs in case of injury or illness, and other possible risks of international travel.


Currency Exchange

Only Japanese yen (JPY) is acceptable at regular stores and restaurants. Certain foreign currencies may be accepted at a limited number of hotels, restaurants, and souvenir shops. You can buy yen at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchangers on presentation of your passport.

Traveler’s Checks and Credit Cards
Traveler’s checks are accepted only by leading banks and major hotels in principal cities, and the use of traveler's checks in Japan is not as widespread as in some other countries. VISA, MasterCard, Diners Club, and American Express are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops, restaurants, and nightclubs.


Credit Cards and ATMs

International credit cards like the American Express, VISA, MASTERCARD, Diners Club and JCB will be accepted at hotels, main facilities, and stores.

The ATMs placed in the post offices and at 7-Eleven convenience stores throughout Japan will accept withdrawals on credit cards issued abroad. On or around such machines, a notice "International ATM Service" and stickers showing VISA, VISA Electron, PLUS, MASTERCARD, Maestro, Cirrus, American Express, Diners Club International, JCB, etc., logos are displayed.