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Organized by:


I.S.I.R., Osaka University
Co-organized by:

School of Science & Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University

Faculty of Commerce, Kansai University

In Cooperation with:

The Japanese Society of Artificial Intelligence



About Osaka

We show some of the basic information about Osaka below. You can find more information useful for your travel from the following link:

    Osaka Visitor's Guide



Electrical power in Osaka is supplied at 100 volts AC, 60 Hz. The plug is the two-flat-pin type. You would be better to bring a plug converter and a voltage transformer with you.

Currency and Banks

The official unit of currency in Japan is the JPY (yen), and others are not in currency. Most banks are open from 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday. You can change your money into Japanese yen at some post offices from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday, as well as at banks. Note that not all kinds of foreign currencies are changeable at the bank or post office you visit. The most convenient place where you can exchange your money is the international airport.



Weather in Osaka in the middle of May is mild, but not always fine. You would be better to bring an umbrella with you. The following table shows the day temperatures during May 20-23 in recent years. It may be a bit cold if it looks like rain.


Years May  20 May 21 May 22 May 23
2007 15-20 C 11-26 C 17-28 C 18-28 C
2006 17-27 C 15-28 C 18-28 C 19-24 C
2005 15-26 C 16-28 C 17-23 C 16-24 C
2004 15-20 C 17-25 C 19-25 C 18-26 C