13th Japan-Taiwan Conference on Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

General Information


The temperature in Tokyo during the period of the Congress ranges between 3 - 12 degrees Celsius.

Local Time

Japan Standard time is 9 hours ahead of G.M.T. Time difference between Japan and Taiwan is: -1:0 hours.


Taiwan and Japan shares electric plug type A and B. The voltage and cycle are 110V and 60Hz in Taiwan, and 100V and 50 or 60Hz in Japan. They are not exact, but the difference is tolerable. Its safe to plug your aparatus in Japan without adapter.

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. For citizens of Taiwan, visas are not required only for holders of Taiwan passport which includes a personal identification number.


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.


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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

Credit Card

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

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.

Public Transportation

For general transport, taxis are plentiful but cost most. JR railroad has easy access to and from Tokyo station.

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