Free Wi-Fi will be available in the Convention Center.
Currency and Credit Cards
The currency of Japan is yen. The currency has banknotes and coins, and the six denominations of coins currently in circulation are the 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 yen coins, and the four denominations of banknotes are the 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000 yen notes.
Exchange of foreign currencies and Japanese yen can be carried out at certain banks and post offices in Sapporo city. Almost all international credit cards can be used when shopping in department stores and large commercial facilities without any problems.
The voltage in Sapporo is 100V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The socket is type A, with two flat holes. Using foreign electrical appliances may require a frequency converter and plug adaptor.
Smoking is strictly prohibited on the premises of the Convention Center.
Please provide details of any special needs or disability assistance required when you register.
Tax and Tips
The value-added tax is ten percent of the price of products or services purchased. Note that some goods and services include the tax in their prices but others do not. Japan generally has no custom of tipping.
Japanese standard time is GMT+9. Japan does not utilize daylight-saving time (summer time).
Travel & Health Insurance
The Conference does not provide insurance to delegates. We strongly recommend that you take out insurance policies to cover medical and travel expenses. If necessary, consult your travel agent.
Japanese tap water is suitable for drinking.