General Information
Dates/Venue
Dates: November 6(Wed) - 8 (Fri), 2013
Venue: Hotel Hankyu Expo Park
(1-5 Senri-Banpaku-Koen, Suita-City, Osaka 565-0826, Japan 565-0826)
Please Click here to visit the hotel website.

Hosted by The Japanese Peptide Society

In cooperation with
The Chemical Society of Japan; The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan;
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry;
The Japanese Biochemical Society;
 
About Osaka
Osaka is located on the main island of Honshu, roughly in the center of Japan. The population exceeds 8.8 million, the second largest in Japan. For more information, please visit the following links.

Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau
 
Access
Please visit the following links:

From Airports to Downtown Osaka
From Ferry Terminals to Downtown Osaka
•Nearby Cities
Roughly 40 minutes' travel will take you to many of the famous neighboring cities, such as: Kyoto, the ancient capital; Nara, with numerous world heritage sites; Kobe, the fashionable, modern port city; and Wakayama, a nearby castle town.
 
Climate
Osaka is chilly at the time of scheduled Conference. Accordingly, a light jacket would be appropriate. The average temperature in November is in the range of 9.9-17.6°C.
 
Time Zone
Japan has only one standard time zone.
 
Power Supply
100V is the standard power supply throughout Japan with a frequency of 60Hz in the Osaka area. Plugs are the Japanese two-pin variety.
 
Currency
The unit of currency is Japanese yen. You can exchange foreign currency at banks or international airports.
 
VAT/Taxes
VAT is 5% on the purchase price of most items.
 
Credit Card
All major hotels, most restaurants and shops accept credit cards. It is advisable to carry an identity card, passport or other form of photo identification. To go sightseeing, cash is recommended. Temples and shrines usually do not accept credit cards.
 
Gratuities and tippings
Tipping is not necessary.
A service charge is included in hotel and restaurant bills, etc.
 
VISA
For information about visas, please check the website of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affaires: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/
 
Committee
Co-Chairs:
Yuji Nishiuchi, Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan
Tadashi Teshima, Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan
Organizing Committee:
Mibel Aguilar, Monash University, Australia
Saburo Aimoto, Osaka University, Japan
Kenichi Akaji, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Japan
Virander S. Chauhan, International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, India
Nobutaka Fujii, Kyoto University, Japan
Shiroh Futaki, Kyoto University, Japan
Kyung-Soo Hahm, BioLeaders Corp., Korea
Yoshiaki Kiso, Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology, Japan
Yoon-Sik Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
Keliang Liu, Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, China
Hisakazu Mihara, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Edouard Nice, Monash University, Australia
Akira Otaka, The University of Tokushima, Japan
Yasuyuki Shimohigashi, Kyushu University, Japan
James P. Tam, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
Jiaxi Xu, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
Local Organizing Committee:
Ikuo Fujii, Osaka Prefecture University
Koichi Fukase, Osaka University
Toshiaki Hara, Osaka University
Yuji Hidaka, Kinki University
Toru Kawakami, Osaka University
Naoto Minamino, National Cerebral Cardiovascular Center
Takeshi Sato, Osaka University
Yuko Tsuda, Kobe Gakuin University
Program Committee:
Kenichi Akaji, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University
Ikuo Fujii, Osaka Prefecture University
Koichi Fukase, Osaka University
Shiroh Futaki, Kyoto University
Hironobu Hojo, Tokai University
Yuji Kobayashi, Osaka University
Katsumi Matsuzaki, Kyoto University
Hisakazu Mihara, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Naoto Minamino, National Cerebral Cardiovascular Center
Hidehito Mukai, Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology
Motoyoshi Nomizu, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
Kazuyasu Sakaguchi, Hokkaido University
Toshifumi Takao, Osaka University
Akira Otaka, The University of Tokushima