The conference site is Mielparque Yokohama, located on the waterfront promenade between the Oh-Sanbashi (Large Pier) and Yamashita Park in Yokohama.

Mielparque Yokohama
16, Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, 231-0023, Japan
telephone: +81-45-662-2221
fax: +81-45-661-1133

Mielparque Yokohama is a few minutes' walk from Motomachi-Chinatown Subway Station.

From Narita Airport

Narita -[JR Narita Express] Yokohama Station -[Minatomirai Line] Motomachi-Chinatown [~ 100 min]

From Haneda Airport

Haneda -[Keihin Kyuko Bus] Yokohama Doll Museum (1-minute walk to Mileparque) [~ 40 min]

From Shin-Yokohama JR Station

Shin-Yokohama -[Blue Line Subway] Yokohama Station -[Minatomirai Line] Motomachi-Chinatown [~ 30 min]
Shin-Yokohama -[JR Yokohama Line] Kikuna Station -[Tokyu Toyoko Line] Motomachi-Chinatown [~ 30 min]


The climate in Yokohama in September is hot and humid with the average high temperature of 27°C.


Japan operates on 100 volts for electrical appliances. The frequency is 50 Hz in eastern Japan including Yokohama.

Tax and Tipping

There is no custom of individual tipping in Japan. Instead, a service charge will be included in the bill where applicable. A 8% sales tax applies to almost all consumer goods.