General Information

Dates:

May 21-24, 2008

Venue:

Nara Prefectural New Public Hall

Host:

Chota Matsumoto, M.D.

Department of Ophthalmology, Kinki University School of Medicine

Japan Perimetric Society

Secretariat:

c/o Congress Corporation

3-6-13 Awajimachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0047, Japan
Fax: +81-6-6229-2556
E-mail: ips2008@congre.co.jp

Banks

Banks are open from Monday to Friday, 9:00-15:00 (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays). Automatic teller machines (ATMs) are available for withdrawing by credit card everyday (except national holidays) from 9:00 to 19:00 at almost all major banks.

Climate

The temperature in Nara in May typically ranges between 20-25 degrees centigrade during the day.

Credit Cards

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Diners Club cards are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops, and restaurants as well as at major train stations.

Currency

Most currencies and traveler's checks can be exchanged at international airports, large branches of major banks, and hotels. A passport may be required for currency exchange services.

Electricity

100 volts alternating current at a frequency of 60 Hz. is used in Western Japan.

Insurance

The Organizing Committee will assume no liability whatsoever for injury or damage to persons or property during the Congress. Please make your own arrangements for health insurance and any other necessary insurance.

Passport and Visa Requirements

A valid passport is required to enter Japan. Participants from certain countries may be required to obtain a visa to enter Japan. If you are uncertain to your requirement, please consult your nearest Japanese Embassy/Consulate or visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (http://www.mofa.go.jp/index.html). If you need an individual invitation letter to IPS2008, please contact IPS2008 secretariat office at ips2008@congre.co.jp.

Postal Service

Hotels often provide simple postage services. Post offices are open from Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 17:00.

Time

Japan Standard Time is 9 hours ahead of UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).

Tipping and Consumption Tax

Tipping is not customary in Japan. However, major restaurants or hotels may add a 10% to 15% service charge to your bill. A 5% sales tax is already included in the prices shown.

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