JMonday, July 9, 2007 ? Thursday, July 12, 2007
(July 8 & 9, 2007: The 44th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Mucosal Immunology)
Executive Tower, Shinagawa Prince Hotel
4-10-30, Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8611, Japan
Not All Quiet on the Frontline of Mucosal Immunology
Deadline for Abstract Submission: February 1, 2007
Deadline for Early Registration: June 1, 2007
Secretariat for ICMI2007:
Secretary General: Tadakazu Hisamatsu, M.D.
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine
Keio University School of Medicine
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.
DUTY FREE IMPORT:
Personal effects and professional equipment can be brought into Japan duty free as long as the customs officer deems their contents and quantities reasonable. You can also bring in 400 cigarettes, 500 grams of tobacco or 100 cigars; 3 bottles of alcoholic beverages; 2 ounces of perfume; and gifts and souvenirs whose total market price is less than 200,000 yen or its equivalent. There is no allowance for tobacco or alcoholic beverages for persons aged 19 years or younger. Strictly prohibited are firearms and other types of weapons, and narcotics.
The Congress Organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss of, or damage to, property belonging to Congress participants, either during or as a result of the Congress. Participants are encourages to purchase travel insurance before leaving their home country. Insurance plans typically cover accidental loss of belongings, medical costs in case of injury or illness, and other possible risks of international travel. Please check the validity of your own insurance.
The temperature in Tokyo during the period of the Congress ranges between 20 - 26 degrees Celsius.
Only Japanese yen (?) 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. 1,000 yen is approximately equivalent to US$ 8.50 (as of November 2006).
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. Please note that the on-site registration desk will only accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express.
In Japan, tips are not necessary anywhere, even at hotels and restaurants.
Electric current is uniformly 100 volts, AC, throughout Japan, but with two different cycles: 50 in eastern Japan including Tokyo, and 60 in western Japan including Kyoto and Osaka. Leading hotels in major cities have two outlets of 100 and 220 volts but their sockets usually accept two-leg plug only.
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.
13th International Congress of Mucosal Immunology (ICMI)