2) A registration desk will be set up in front of the Nishina Hall (in the Nishina building) of RIKEN on March 19, 1999 (Friday) from 15:30 to 17:00 and on March 20 (Saturday) from 9:00 to 12:30. However, participants from abroad, who are supported by the organizing committee are kindly requested to register at the registration desk on March 19 (Friday) if they arrive on this day. Participants from Japan, who are supported by RIKEN, will receive the support via their bank account after the symposium and workshop.
3) The same web site also has instructions on how to go to the Nishina lodge of RIKEN (Wako city) and to hotel Cygnus (Asaka city) from the Tokyo International airport Narita.(*). Click here to see.
4) All the keynote speakers from abroad and coordinators will stay at the Nishina lodge inside the Wako campus of RIKEN. Other participants will be informed separately about their hotel reservation (at Nishina lodge or hotel Cygnus).
5) Please make sure you pay for your room and all extra expenses (such
as international calls, drinks and service
in your room, etc.) incurred during your stay before your departure.
6) Please make sure you have your health and accident issurances from your home country before you travel to Japan. Various travel agents offer such kind of services.
7) Please notice that in Japan a consumption tax of 5% is added to any purchase. Also, if you use a taxi, please be aware that the door of taxi is opened automatically, so please be careful to avoid getting hit. Some public phones such as the one in the lobby of the Nishina lodge accepts only telephone cards, which you can purchase at Narita aiport, newspaper kiosks at subway stations or automatic counters at department stores.
8) The program of NUCOLEX'99 is enclosed. The symposium program consists
of keynote talks. The workshop programs have been arranged by our coordinators
based on the abstracts of selected contributions. Further constributions
to the workshop are to be decided at RIKEN. Those who might be interested
in making presentations in the workshop part (i.e. on March 23 and 24,
1999) should get in touch with our coordinators A. Goodman (E-mail: email@example.com)
and S. Shlomo (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible. However,
please understand that we are not able to include the abstracts, that come
too late, in the book of abstracts, since it
should be printed by our publisher well in advance.
9) We are now thinking about organizing - via some local travel agent
- an excursion to some famous place within the Tokyo area in the afternoon
of March 22 (Monday) for the interested participants at their own cost,
if there is a substantial number of participants to form a group.
Those, who are interested in such an excursion, should send their request
to Umesh.Garg.email@example.com as soon
as possible. For an orientation, we are now thinking about a trip by bus
Asakusa - an ancient town in Tokyo, or Kawagoe - another ancient town in the Saitama prefecture, which is not far from Wako city. However, we welcome other suggestions from participants as well. If it is possible to organize such an excursion, the final decision will be made by the organizers based on the received requests from participants. In this case the detail about the excursion will be announced at the registration desk on March 19 or 20, 1999.
10) Have a safe trip. We look forward to welcoming you in RIKEN.
i) For participants from abroad, who do not know Japanese: At Wako station, if you have difficulty in finding your way to RIKEN, don't hesitate to ask the subway officer: "RIKEN wa doko desuka ?" (Where is RIKEN?) or "Restaurant Gusto wa doko desuka ?" (Where is restaurant Gusto?) (Restaurant "Gusto" - pronounced here as "ga-sto" - is just next to RIKEN) and follow the direction where his finger is pointing without trying to understand his answer, which you won't understand anyway. You may repeat this with any other Japanese you meet on your way from Wako station to RIKEN.
ii) For emergency: In case you get lost at any point on your way from Narita aiport to the Nishina lodge in RIKEN or your hotel in Asaka city don't hesitate to make a call from any automatic telephone (the green one, that accepts coins) to Nguyen Dinh Dang at the phones number 048-467-9462 (office) or 048-464-2012 (home), who will instruct you on how to find your way. The minimum coin that you have to use to make the call is a ten-yen coin. If you think the explanation would be long, please put more coins to avoid being interrupted.