International Symposium on GPS

Application to Earth Sciences and Interaction with Other Space Geodetic Techniques

[GPS99 in Tsukuba]

October 18 -- 22, 1999

Tsukuba International Convention Center,
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

In part, joint with
The Third International Meeting of The Asia-Pacific Space Geodynamics Program

Third Circular and Program

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[Registration] [Opening Ceremony] [Transportation] [Banquet] [Session Program] [Guidelines for paper presentation] [Scientific Tours] [Publications] [Registration and Hotel Accomonidations] [Access to Tsukuba Center] [General Informatiom] [Correspondence]


Opening Ceremony



Session Program

Guidelines for paper presentation

Scientific Tours


Registration and Hotel Accommodations

Access to Tsukuba Center From Narita Airport:

General Information

    Passports and Visas

      All persons entering Japan must have a valid passport. In addition, persons coming from certain countries must have a visa issued by a Japanese consul in their country. For details, please inquire at your nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate.

    Currency Exchange

      Only Japanese yen are acceptable at stores and restaurants. You can exchange money at the airport, foreign exchange banks, and other authorized exchanges upon presentation of your passport. Recently, the exchange rate of the yen has been about 107 yen to the U.S. dollar (1,000 yen = 9.4 U.S. dollars) (as of 14 October, 1999).

    Credit Cards and Traveler's Checks

      Visa, Master Card, American Express and Diners Club are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops and restaurants. Traveler's checks are only accepted by leading banks and hotels in principal cities, and their use in Japan is not as common as in some other countries.


      The conference will be held under the comfortable weather of autumn. The average temperature is around 23C in the day and 15C at night.


      Most banks are available for foreign currency exchange transactions from 9:00 to 15:00 on weekdays.


      Participants are advised to provide their own personal insurance as the Local Organizing Committee will assume no responsibility on behalf of participants for personal accidents, sickness, theft or property damage.

    Electrical Appliances

      Japan operates on 100-110 volts for electrical appliances. The frequency is 50 Hz in eastern Japan including Tokyo and Tsukuba.


      There is no custom of tipping in Japan. Instead, at places such as restaurants, bars and hotels, a ten percent service charge usually is added to your bill.


    Conference Secretariat :

      Teruyuki Kato
      Local Organizing Committee for GPS99
      Earthquake Research Institute
      The University of Tokyo
      1-1, Yayoi 1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032, Japan

      E-mail :
      Phone : +81-3-5802-8644
      Fax : +81-3-5689-7234

    Registration and Hotel reservation Secretariat:

      GPS99 Desk
      Tokyo Sales Office
      Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd.
      Tokyo Kotsukaikan 10F
      2-10-1, Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006, Japan

      E-mail :
      Phone : +81-3-3214-5566
      Fax : +81-3-3214-6688