General Information



VISA Requirement for Foreign Attendees

Citizens of other countries may have to carry a passport (valid for at least 6 months beyond the applicant's intended period of stay in Japan) and a visa to enter Japan. Foreign participants should contact the Japan Embassy, Consulate, or Agency of Tourism in their home country AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to determine their particular visa requirements and time estimate for their visa applications. Participants requiring visas must initiate the application process well in advance of their departure date.

Some general information on visa application procedures can be found on the Japanese Government websites at Due to the complex nature of visa requirements, the APMC 2006 Committees CANNOT contact or intervene with any Japan Embassy or Consulate office abroad on your behalf. We advise you to contact the Consular Section of the Embassy or Consulate General of Japan in your country for more information and advice.