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    SPIE/OSJ Biophotonics Japan 2015

    SPIE/OSJ Biophotonics Japan 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.

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    Foreign citizens can obtain a Japanese visa from:
    • Japanese embassies
    • Consulates
    • Visa offices

    For further information, please consult the nearest Japanese visa authorities in your country. In the U.S., contact the Embassy of Japan in the United States of America. NOTE: A visa is NOT necessary for US passport holders visiting Japan for a short-term stay of less than 90 days with the purpose of tourism and business. See the above link for more details.

    If you need an invitation letter for your visa application, email an Invitation Letter Request Form to  Ms. Asako Tsukamoto of Chiba Univ. at All Invitation Letters will be sent as PDF via email within 10 business days.

    About Tokyo
    Tokyo, Japan’s bustling capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers and anime shops to cherry trees and temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding forests. The Imperial Palace sits amid sprawling public gardens. The city is famed for its vibrant food scene.

    SPIE/OSJ Biophotonics Japan will be held at the University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Campus. Address: 3 Chome-29-1 Ōtsuka, Bunkyō-ku, Japan.

    The Tokyo Campus of the Univ. of Tsukuba is on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line: Myogadani Station, about 2-4 minute walk: Walking Map.

    Directions page on the Univ. of Tsukuba Tokyo Campus web site: Univ. of Tsukuba Tokyo Campus.

    Additional driving, parking, and mass transportation directions and maps

    Apps for Japan Travel

    HyperDia - Train Schedule Timetable for Android and IPhone

    Tokyo Subway Navigation - Is a free application offically provided by Tokyo Metro Co.

    Waygo - Translates menus and signage. Just point and translate with your smartphone.