The official language of the Symposium is English. For oral presentation you can use an overhead projector or an LCD projector with XGA (1024x768) resolution. For poster presentation, the panel size is 100cm (w) x 180cm (h). LOC will supply pins for posting your poster paper.
** Important notice ** Every presenters are kindly requested to bring a set of hardcopies (in color if possible) of your transparencies or a poster (reduced in size up to A3 [297mm x 420mm]) to the registration desk, or send or bring the file (on your notebook PC or on CD-R / MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Publisher, PDF, HTML formats are preferred) of your presentation beforehand or at the Symposium. These will be posted to the Symposium Website afterwards for a convenience of participants and community.
Note 1. You can use the file you sent for presentation with a PC prepared by LOC, but you may want to bring your notebook PC to avoid possible compatibility problems [font, format etc.])
Note 2. You can send your file to Ms Kobayashi by e-mail as a MIME-attachment file, or you can show us a URL to access your file.
Note 3. LOC will prepare a USB flash memory to transfer files onsite: this will utilize USB1.1 port and can be used if you are using Windows Me, 2000 or XP without installing drivers.
Manuscripts for proceedings are available in PDF format.
[New!] Hard copies of proceedings are available from Universal Academy Press
Kashiwa City is located 30 kilometers northeast of Tokyo. The access map to our institute is here. The "Sawayaka Chiba Kenmin Plaza" is 5-min walk from ICRR.
New Tokyo International (Narita) airport to Kashiwa
You can use railway or bus services. Detailed instruction is found here. (You can obtain a detailed railway map in greater Tokyo area here.)
The simplest way is to take a highway bus.
Kashiwa station to ICRR Univ.Tokyo/Kenmin Plaza
You can use bus services or taxis. See "Location" and transfer instruction and the map.
Here is the sheets in Japanese to show taxi/bus drivers.
Maps of Kashiwa city and station etc.
For many countries visa is not rquired to enter Japan for a visit less than 90 days, but depends on your nationality. See here for detailed information.
September is the time weather is changing into autumn and rather good season to visit Japan. The average temperature is about 23degree Celcius (average maximum: 26.5degree, average minimum: 20.2degree) and the relative humidity is 78% on average.
General travel information: Yahoo travel: Japan Chiba prefecture tourist information
Except for those who come from abroad, each participant is requested to make his/her own reservation. Hotel information (in Japanese) is availablehere.
For overseas participants, rooms are available at the ICRR Kashiwa Lodge, the Guest Accommodations in "Sawayaka Chiba Kenmin Plaza" and the hotels listed below. To reserve your room, please indicate your accommodation preference (the hotel name), arrival and departure dates and other information if necessary in your registration request. Due to the limited number of rooms, LOC may assign other hotels than your preference. (Prices below are per person per night.) Click here for hotel location.
1. ICRR Kashiwa Lodge (JPY 2,500 /night)
2. Guest Rooms in "Sawayaka Chiba Kenmin Plaza" (JPY 3,320/night)
3. Kashiwa Plaza Hotel (JPY 5,985/night)
4. Hotel Sungarden Kashiwa
1) It will take about 30 minutes from the above hotels near Kashiwa Station to the symposium site, Sawayaka Chiba Kenmin Plaza, and ICRR.
2)Public bus transportation is available between Kashiwa Station and the symposium site. It takes about 30 minutes.(Click here for the bus schdule (sorry this includes Kanji characters).)
On Septermber 25, there is a reception party at the sixth floor of Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, Kashiwa campus during 18:00-20:00. Every participants including accompanying persons are invited. Drinks and snacks will be served at free of chage. (See here for location.)
Only Japanese yen in cash is acceptable as payment at the registration desk. Neither credit cards nor checks are acceptable there. (For exchange rate see here.)
No banks are located near the symposium site and ICRR. However, an ATM of Post Office is located at "Kokuritsu Gan Centre" (National Cancer Centre), about 5-minute walk from the site, and open weekdays from 9:00 to 18:00. Major credits careds such as Visa and MasterCard are accepted. (Click here for more information.)
Consumer tax: You have to pay consumer tax of additional 5% when you purchase goods or services in Japan.
Geoffrey Bicknell (Mt Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories, Australian National Univ.) Bernard Degrange (LPNHE-X, Ecole Ploytechnique) Masataka Fukugita (ICRR, Univ. Tokyo) Werner Hofmann (MPI, Heidelberg) Ocker de Jager(Potchefstroom Univ.) Tadashi Kifune (Shinshuu Univ.) Katsuji Koyama (Kyoto Univ.) Eckart Lorenz (Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik, Munchen) Rene Ong (Univ. California, Los Angeles) Reinhard Schlickeiser (Lehrstuhl fur Theoretische Physik IV der Ruhr-Universitat Bochum) Simon Swordy (Univ. Chicago) Fumio Takahara (Osaka Univ.) Heinrich Voelk (MPI, Heidelberg) Trevor Weekes (Smithsonian Astrophys. Obs.)
Ryoji Enomoto (Co-chair of LOC, ICRR) Shuichi Gunji (Yamagata Univ.) Masaki Mori (Co-chair of LOC, ICRR) Kyoshi Nishijima (Tokai Univ.) Toru Taimori (Kyoto Univ.) Shohei Yanagita (Co-chair of LOC, Ibaraki Univ.)