May 30 (Wed.) - June 2 (Sat.), 2018
1-1-1, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012, JAPAN
Tatsuya Yamasoba, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo
Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo
2-26-35 8F, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 JAPAN
Phone: +81-3-5775-2075 Fax: +81-3-5775-2076
The temperature in Yokohama during the period of the Congress ranges between 18 - 25 degrees Celsius.
Japan Standard time is 9 hours ahead of G.M.T. The time difference for major cities is shown below (decrease by 1 hour during Daylight Saving Time period):
Beijing: -1 hour
Los Angeles: -17 hours
London: +9 hours
New Delhi: -3.5 hours
New York: -14 hours
Seoul: 0 (same)
Singapore: -1 hour
Sydney: +1 hour
Electric current is uniformly 100 volts, AC, throughout Japan, but with two different cycles: 50 in eastern Japan including Tokyo and Yokohama, and 60 in western Japan including Kyoto, Osaka and Nara. Leading hotels in major cities have two outlets of 100 and 230 volts but their sockets usually accept a two-leg plug only.
Passport and Visa
To visit Japan, you must have a valid passport. A visa is required for citizens of countries that do not have visa exempt agreements with Japan. Please contact the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate for visa requirements.
The Organizing Committee can accept no responsibility for accidents or damage to the private property of participants. Please make your own arrangements for health insurance and any other necessary insurance.
Currency in Japan is the Yen (yen/JPY). Notes are available in denominations of 10,000, 5,000, 2,000 and 1,000 yen. Coins are minted in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 10, and 1 yen. Exchange at the airport is recommended for your convenience. Most foreign currencies and travelers' checks can be exchanged at authorized foreign exchange banks and hotels where you stay. However we highly recommend purchasing travelers' checks or cash in Yen, U.S. dollars or Euros before leaving your home countries. A passport may be required for currency exchange services.
Japanese notes are: 10,000 / 5,000 / 2,000 / 1,000
Coins are: 500 / 100 / 50 / 10 / 5 / 1
American Express, Diners Club, Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops and restaurants.
Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 - 15:00, and you can exchange money at foreign exchange banks, but there are not many. Instead, you can withdraw JPY cash from ATM machines in convenience stores like Seven-Eleven.
There is no custom of tipping in Japan. Instead, at places such as high class restaurants, bars and hotels, a 10% service charge is usually added to your bill.
Shops and other sales outlets in Japan are generally open on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays as well as weekdays from 10:00 to 20:00. Department stores, however, are closed on one weekday, differing by store, and certain specialty shops may not open on Sundays and national holidays.
Mobile telephone rental is recommended, as most foreign cellular phones are not compatible with Japan's network. Mobile phone rental shops are conveniently located at Narita and other international airports. Please check with your mobile network provider prior to your departure.
For general transport, taxis are plentiful but cost most. JR railroad has easy access to and from Yokohama station.
Yokohama is Japan's second-largest city. The port of Yokohama had historically served as a gateway between the West and Japan. The result is a harmonious blend of influences from both East and West that is still evident today. Yokohama's traditional hospitality combined with modern facilities makes it a popular site for international conventions. Its proximity to Tokyo and other tourist locations makes it a perfect jump-off point.
Yokohama Visitors' Guide
Cruising on Yokohama Bay
Yokohama Landmark Tower Sky Garden
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
Nearby Tourism Opportunities
Tokyo (30 min. away)
Kamakura (30 min. away)
Mt. Fuji and Hakone (90 min. away)