English 54th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Neurology
Message from the President
General Information
Guideline for Presentations
Information for Participants
Visa application
Call for Abstract
Awards and Travel Grant
Social Events
Congress Venue
Hotels and Travel
About Fukuoka
International Session 5
Announcement of Nomination for the Best Oral Presentation Award and the Best Poster Presentation Award
Information for Participants
Meeting Services
Average temperatures in Fukuoka in May range between 15C and 24C.
Currency and Money Exchange
The unit of Japanese currency is the Yen. You can buy Yen at foreign exchange banks, major hotels, and other authorized money exchangers. At international airports, currency exchange counters are usually open during normal office hours. The exchange rate fluctuates daily depending on the money market.
Banks, Credit Cards, and ATMs
Banks are open from Monday to Friday, 9:00-15:00 (closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays). International credit cards such as American Express, VISA, Diners Club, and MasterCard are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops, and restaurants.
Foreign credit cards and cash cards can be used to make withdrawals in Japan Yen at post office ATMs and Seven Bank ATMs throughout Japan:
Post Offices Cash cards from the Cirrus, PLUS, Maestro, and Visa Electron networks can be used. Accepted credit cards include VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Diners Club.
Seven Bank ATMs are placed at 7-Eleven convenience stores throughout Japan, and service is available 24 hours a day in English, Korean, Chinese, and Portuguese. Cash cards from the PLUS and Cirrus networks can be used.
Accepted credit cards are VISA, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, and China UnionPay.
The voltage used throughout Japan is uniformly 100 volts, AC with frequency of 60Hz in Western Japan (including Fukuoka) and 50Hz in Eastern Japan (including Tokyo). 2-flat-pin plugs are used in Japan.
Consumption tax is a flat rate across the country of 8% on all purchases. (The rate will apply from April 2014.)
Telephones & Mobile Phones
The mobile phone protocol in Japan is different from that in other countries; it is best to check with your current provider whether or not you can use your mobile phone in Japan. Mobile phones are available for rental at airports. Public telephones can be found in hotels, the meeting venue, and throughout the city. International calls can be made from NTT grey public telephones and others that are marked as such.
Tipping is not practiced in Japan - impeccable service is expected and delivered always. Some restaurants and hotels include a service charge in the bill that you pay.
Time Zone
All of Japan is in the same time zone, 9 hours ahead of G.M.T. Daylight Saving Time is not practiced in Japan.
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