ISCoS 2020 – 59th ISCoS Annual Scientific Meeting  in Yokohama, Japan, 2-4 September 2020



Meeting Dates

2 - 4 September 2020



Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama(PACIFICO Yokohama)
1-1-1, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012, JAPAN

For more information about the venue location and how to get there, please click here



The official language of the Meeting is English. 



The Japanese currency is the yen (円, en). Bills come in 1,000 yen, 2,000 yen (very rare), 5,000 yen and 10,000 yen denominations. Coins come in 1 yen, 5 yen, 10 yen, 50 yen, 100 yen and 500 yen denominations.

For more information about payment methods in Japan, please click here


Consumption Tax

Consumption tax in Japan, known in other countries as VAT, GST or sales tax, is a flat 10 percent on all items except food, drinks and newspaper subscriptions for which it is 8 percent (not including alcoholic drinks and dining out). Be aware that some shops are displaying pre-tax prices.

Tax free shopping is available to foreign tourists only at licensed stores when making purchases of over 5000 yen at a given store or mall on one calendar day. A passport is required when shopping tax free. Note that at many shops and malls, it is necessary to first pay the full price (including the consumption tax) at the cashier and then obtain a refund at a customer service desk.

Tip: When paying, put the money onto the provided tray (preferably with bills neatly unfolded). 


Tourists and Business Travelers (Temporary Visitors) Information

If you are a citizen of one of the over 50 countries with which Japan has a "general visa exemption arrangement", you need only a valid passport to enter Japan as a "temporary visitor". Otherwise, you need to obtain a visa before entering the country. Temporary visitors from most countries are allowed to stay for up to 90 days.



Temperatures in Tokyo will be high in September (avg temp: 23-25°C), days can be punctuated with intense periods of rainfall driven by the typhoons that hit the southern islands during the month. Infact, September is the wettest month of the year in Tokyo. Luckily, typhoons are often followed by perfectly clear weather. 


Liability and Insurance

The Meeting ​Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. 

Tip: Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.​ 


Meeting Organiser

ISCoS 2020 Secretariat

T +44 (0) 8434 798888