In principle, foreigners wishing to enter Japan (with the exception of ship and airline crews) are required to apply at an overseas Japanese diplomatic establishment (embassy or consulate) for a visa to be stamped in or attached to their passport valid for travel to Japan.
Nationals of some countries and regions holding valid passports, however, can apply for landing permission for short-term stays for such purposes as sightseeing and business trips without obtaining a visa.
Please see the following webpage for the "list of countries and regions that have visa exemption arrangements with Japan."
If you are not sure whether you need a visa to enter Japan or not, please contact the diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate) in your country or in your living area.
In case you need an entry visa to Japan, you will be required to submit two documents, both written in Japanese:
- an invitation letter by the PIERS 2018 Toyama Local Organizing Committee
- a detailed schedule during your stay in Japan
All the presenters, session chairs, committee members of PIERS, and their acquaintances or family members can obtain these documents from the PIERS 2018 Toyama Local Organizing Committee under the condition that
- they complete the Pre-Registration with all payments done by May 1, 2018, and
- they have all the travel arrangements finished by May 1, 2018, such as hotel accommodations and airline tickets.
The Invitation Letter Request Form for the PIERS 2018 Toyama Local Organizing Committee will be available on this page in April, 2018.
For further information or inquiries, please contact;
PIERS 2018 Toyama Secretariat
c/o DUPLER CORP.
3F Sun-Arch Bldg., 3-1 Nemoto, Matsudo, Chiba 271-0077, Japan
Phone: +81-47-361-6030 /Fax: +81-47-308-5272