General Information

Climate

The temperature in Tokyo during the period of the conference is as bellow:

  Celsius Fahrenheit
Average High 12.3 54.14
Average Low 3.1 37.58
Average 7.3 45.14

Please check the following Japan Meteorological Agency website for the latest weather forecast. 
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/yoho/

Time Zone

The entire country of Japan is located within a single time zone.
Japan is nine hours ahead of UTC (Coordinate Universal Time). Japan does not observe Daylight Saving Time.

Currency Exchange

Regular stores and restaurants accept only Japanese yen (¥). Currency exchange is available at hotels and banks.

Credit Cards and Travelers Checks

Major credit cards such as VISA, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express are widely accepted in Japan. Personal checks are not accepted anywhere in Japan. Traveler’s checks are accepted only at leading banks and major hotels.

Electricity

The local power supply is uniformly 100 volts. The frequency is 50/60Hz in Tokyo (Eastern Japan). The type of power outlet/connector is “Type A” which is a two parallel-pronged type.

Consumption Tax

In general, consumption tax is 8%.

Taxis

Taxi fares start at approximately JPY 410~ with additional costs depending on distance covered and time elapsed. Payment is made when you reach your destination. Tipping is not necessary at any time when taking a taxi.

Tipping

Tipping is not necessary in Japan. Instead, businesses such as restaurants, bars and hotels usually include a 10% service charge in your bill.

Smoking

Smoking is available only in the designated areas. Public transportation such as trains, buses and taxis are generally non-smoking. Most hotels have separated rooms, smoking or non-smoking.

Overseas Calls

Please ask the hotel staffs about international calls and its costs.

Emergency Calls

To Where Phone Number
Police 110
Ambulance or fire engine 119