Time Zone

GMT + 9.


All Japanese people speak Japanese language in everyday activity. Many Japanese people speak simple English.


The electric voltage in Japan is 100 volts. The plug used is type-A.

Emergency contact

  • Ambulance : 119
  • Fire : 119
  • Police : 110
Please contact the information desk if you need medical assistance in the conference venue. They will advise you about where and how to find appropriate medical care.

Currency and Money Exchange

Japanese currency is ‘Yen’ (JPY). One USD is equivalent to JPY 145. (September 1, 2023) Please check the latest situation of JPY via a web site, e.g., Google Finance.

Visa to Japan

Depending on your nationality, a visa may be required to enter Japan. Nationals of countries and areas with visa exemption arrangements with Japan are found at: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html Visa rules are complicated and may change at short notice. You can find further information regarding visas by visiting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan at: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html Attendees requiring an entry visa should inquire at their local Japanese embassy or consulate regarding the required visa and documents. We advise you to apply for your visa as soon as possible, as visa application may take a while. We can provide official letters of invitation to persons who have completed the full or workshop registration and for which payment has been received. To request an invitation letter, please contact icce2023@let.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp


Please refer to the information about COVID-19 provided by Japan National Tourism Organization and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Safety Tips for Travelers