Social Program:

We would like to invite you to the IP2008 Banquet which is to be held in the Plant museum. Please join us for this opportunity to mingle with your fellow participants! Date: Tuesday, November 18.

An excursion is planned for the afternoon of November 18. This will be a tour to Himeji Castle, which, in December 1993, became the first site in Japan to be registered as a world cultural heritage site by UNESCO and enjoys the highest international reputation of all Japanese castles.


Awaji Island is located in the Seto Inland Sea and is easily accessible from Kobe and Osaka via the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. The Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center is a resort and is surrounded by a rich natural environment.

Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center

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