Depending on your nationality, a visa may be required to enter Japan. Nationals of countries and areas with visa exemption arrangements with Japan are found at: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html
Visa rules are complicated and may change at short notice. You can find further information regarding visas by visiting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan at: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html
Attendees requiring an entry visa should inquire at their local Japanese embassy or consulate regarding the required visa and documents. We advise you to apply for your visa as soon as possible, as visa application may take a while.
SocInfo 2013 organizer can provide official letters of invitation to persons who have completed the registration and for which payment has been received. To request an invitation letter, please contact “socinfo2013 [at] gmail.com” by October 25 with the following information:
- Name, affiliation, nationality and postal address
- Registration number as a proof of paid registration fee
- Paper ID and paper title, if applicable
- “Request for SocInfo 2013 Invitation Letter” as the subject of your email
We will send a simple invitation letter in PDF format by email. If requested, we will send a hardcopy version of the invitation letter by airmail. We can also issue the employment certificate of the signer of invitation letter, if needed in special cases.
For attendees who need other additional documents for visa application, JTB Corp. will issue them with necessary charge. If you need additional documents please send email to “convention2 [at] west.jtb.jp”