General Information

Passport and VISA

Every foreign visitor entering Japan must have a vailed 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.

If you need the document reguired for your visa application, please contact the Secretariat of Galvatech2017.

Detailed information will be announced on the website at a later date.

Climate

The average temperature in Tokyo during the period of the Conference is around 10-17 degrees Celsius.

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 popular as in some other countries. VISA, MasterCard, Diners Club, and American Express are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops, restaurants and nightclubs.

Tipping

In Japan, tips are not necessary anywhere, even at hotels and restaurants.

Electricity

Electric voltage is uniformly 100 volts, AC, throughout Japan, but with two different cycles: 50 Hz in Eastern Japan*, and 60 Hz in Western Japan**. Leading hotels in major cities have two outlets of 100 and 220 volts but their sockets usually accept a two-leg plug only.

*Eastern Japan: Tokyo, Yokohama, Tohoku, Hokkaido
**Western Japan: Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Shikoku, Kyushu

Insurance

The organizer cannot accept responsibility for any accidents that might occur. Participants are encouraged to purchase travel insurance before leaving their home country.

Organized by

The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan

Secretariat of Galvatech2017

c/o JTB Communication Design, Inc.
Celestine Shiba Mitsui Bldg. 3-23-1, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8335, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5657-0777
Fax: +81-3-3452-8550
E-mail: galvatech2017@jtbcom.co.jp