Alcohol Consumption / Smoking Regulations:
The minimum drinking and smoking age in Japan is 20 years old. Drinking is allowed in public and on the streets but smoking is prohibited. Please only smoke in the designated areas, both indoors and outdoors.
September is very hot and humid in Japan. It’s also the season for typhoons with temperatures ranging from 20°C at night to over 30°C during the day. We recommend bringing light, thin, breathable clothing and something with long sleeves to wear for night and indoors.
The official currency in Japan is the Japanese Yen (￥). Foreign currency exchange facilities will be available at the International Airport when you arrive. There is also a currency exchange machine at the Okura Frontier Hotel/Epocal will allow up to $300 (US dollars) or €300 (Euros) for exchange to Japanese Yen at their front desk.
The Tsukuba International Conference Center, Post offices and 7-Eleven chain of convenience stores are equipped with ATMs, with English guidance, allowing you to withdraw cash in Japanese Yen from your bank account using a debit or credit card issued in your country.
Most major places in Japan will accept credit cards but there are still many places that only accept cash so we recommend withdrawing some cash to carry with you.
Tap water is safe to drink anywhere in Japan. You’ll also be able to find vending machines just around every corner if you prefer something other than water.
Power Adapters: The standard voltage in Japan is 100 Volts AC, and the frequency is 50 Hz. Japanese power outlets are of Type A (2-pin plugs). You may need to bring an adaptor for your electrical appliances if it does not match these specifications.
Publicity: The IOI may be recording, at its discretion, parts of the event for publicity purposes. By attending the IOI, you grant us permission to use, reproduce, and distribute (in full or in part) any photographs, videos taken of your team and/or sound recordings for publicity.
In Case of Emergency:
Call 110 for police.
Call 119 to report a fire or to ask for an ambulance.
Local expenses for the team (a delegation leader, a deputy leader and up to 4 contestants) in the period from September 1st to September 8th, 2018 will be covered by the Japanese Committee for International Olympiad in Informatics. A team registration fee of 200 Euros is required by the IOI Foundation and is payable on-site at IOI 2018.
Guests from your county are also welcome at the event. The fee for each guest is 1,500 Euros and must be paid through direct bank transfer (The additional commission/oversea charge must be paid by the applicant as well). This amount covers accommodation, meals, local transport, and excursions during the period from September 1st to September 8th. Bank details are provided below.
**Please specify the name of your country in the payment details when making the payment.
Once the payment has been confirmed, we will update your payment status on the registration system.
Bank Details for Guest Fees:
|BENEFICIARY BANK:||MIZUHO BANK, LTD.|
|BRANCH NAME:||TAKATANOBABA BRANCH|
|NAME OF BENEFICIARY:||THE JAPANESE COMMITTEE FOR IOI|
|BENEFICIARY’S ACCOUNT NUMBER:||064-2760815|
|ADDRESS OF BENEFICIARY:||1-6-3 NISHIWASEDA|