2-3 Social Events

-Aug. 23, 17:40- (changed)

Ice breaker will be held in the evening, Aug. 23 (the first day of the congress) in Café of Chuo University. All congress participants are warmly welcome.

-Aug. 27, 19:00-(changed)

The Congress Buffet Party (optional) will be held in Chinzan-so (Tokyo's Japanese Garden Restaurant  http://www.chinzanso.com/english/ ). Chartered buses will take registered participants to Chinzan-so situated in a historical and scenic part of the city. The area, also known as "Camellia Mountain" .

To join the Congress Buffet Party, you need to have registered in advance.

Japanese garden of Chinzan-so

Photograph by H. Takahara

-Aug. 30, evening

We will have a Farewell Party after the Closing Ceremony for meeting each other in next Congress.

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-August 28, 14:30-15:30

Short Ikebana class (Japanese Flower Arrangement) revised on Aug, 19

 Place: Room 6202 (2nd floor, Building #6)

 Registration: E-mail registration in advance to Dr. Hideo Takimoto (takimoto@nat.pref.ibaraki.jp) is strongly recommended. Or on site registration at the registration desk by 12:00 pm on Friday, 24. (\1,000 for flowers is collected at the class room).

Ikebana Shihan (Master teacher of flower arrangement) from one of the major Ikebana schools of Japan “Ryusei-ha” school give lessons of fundamental Ikebana practice. Japanese Tea Ceremony follows after the class.


Ryusei-ha net: http://www.ryuseiha.net/english/index.html

-August 28, 15:50-16:20

Japanese Tea Ceremony revised on Aug, 19

 Place: Lounge 5135

 We apologize that the tea is provided for the participants of the Ikebana Class first, because of limited number of cups and the amount of tea powder. If the Ikebana students are below 30 in number, additional participant can be joined. This is not a formal Tea Ceremony, but you can enjoy the essence of Japanese artistic culture just sitting on a chair. A Shihan (Master Teacher) of “Omote-Senke” school Mrs. Teruko Mitsuhashi and her students wearing Kimono will serve Matcha (Powdered green trea) in a special tea-cup with a traditional sweet of the season. You are recommended not to wear a big ring when holding a cup.


Capacity: Up to 30, including the participants of the Ikebana Class. Tea is served in the order of arrival until the tea powder runs out.

New!!!

Olympus and Nikon microscope showrooms visit


OLYMPUS TECHNOLAB and NIKON INSTECH CO., LTD. kindly invite you to the microscope showrooms near the venue (about 30 min.). There are various kinds of microscopes in the showrooms. You can try to use them and observe your own samples. Please note that you would visit the showrooms by yourself.

For more information and registration, please contact: Takeshi Saito (tsaito@meijo-u.ac.jp)

Please inform your name, e-mail address, and types of microscope you want to use.


-August 28, 14:00-15:00

OLYMPUS TECHNOLAB (Shinjuku, http://goo.gl/maps/XNhzJ )

Participants: 10 people

Fee: free, but travel expense at your own. 

Dead line of the registration: 27 August, 2012


-August 29

Time:   Group A: 13:00-14:00     Group B: 14:00-15:00     Group C: 15:00-16:00

NIKON INSTECH CO., LTD. (Yurakucho, http://goo.gl/maps/jxNa )

Participants: 10 people for each group

Fee: free, but travel expense at your own. 

Dead line of the registration: 28 August, 2012


-August 28, 18:00-20:00

IOP Dinner (optional)

Tuesday, 28 August, 18:00-20:00

 Place: Restaurant Jbien (ジェビアン); 1-16-30 Kasuga, Bunkyoku, Tokyo

          Tel: 03-3813-1010; URL: http://www.j-bien.com/

    Five minutes walk from the Venue. Basement of the Kodokan International Judo Center Building.

     Kodokan, founded in 1882 by Jigoro Kano, is the headquarters of the worldwide Judo community. At the 1st floor entrance to the restaurant is a Kiosk vending Judo items (close at 18:00).

     Kodokan URL: http://www.kodokan.org/index.html

Cost: 3,000JPY for international colleagues, 4,000JPY for Japanese IOP members (will be collected before the Party starts)

Registration: Online registration in advance to Tamiko Ohana (inst-nat-hist@mte.biglobe.ne.jp) as early as possible.