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Welcome to Tokyo


Security and safety:
Tokyo is safe even in late night. But please be careful in crowded, public places. When earthquake hits, do not be panic. Modern buildings are earthquake-proof. Please secure your evacuation route in emergency when you check in your hotel.
Radioactivity level is normal and well below the safe limit except for restricted area of radius 20 km centered about Fukushima #1 nuclear power plants, 220km northeast of Tokyo. Please feel easy about all foods because production in contaminated area is prohibited and very strict inspection is performed.
 
For your information, please visit the website of our Government:
http://www.jnto.go.jp/eq/eng/04_recovery.htm
and the website of the US Embassy in Tokyo:
http://japan2.usembassy.gov/e/acs/tacs-health.html
 
Medical facility:
Medical service is available at the hospital of the National Center of Global Health and Medicine (http://www.ncgm.go.jp/, Office hour: 8:30-11:00 on Monday to Friday; Phone number: (03) 3202-7181; Address: Toyama 1-21-1, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-8655.). This center is located close to the International Conference Center of Waseda University (a 15 minute-walk). In case you need a medical service, please consult our staff member.
 
Travel in Tokyo and Japan:
Annular solar eclipse on May 21, 2012:
We will see fully annular, solar eclipse in the morning at 07h 34m 30s for about three hours from 06h 19m. Don't look at the sun without protecting your eyes. Sunglasses are not enough.
 
For details, please visit the website of National Astronomical Observatory of Japan http://naojcamp.mtk.nao.ac.jp/phenomena/20120521/summary-en.html