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Conference Secretariat

ACEI 2012
c/o Galileo Inc.
Kita Otsuka 3-21-10, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Fax: +81 3 5907 6364


The entry formalities for Japan vary according to the country of origin. Congress delegates are asked to address enquiries about entry and vaccination requirements to the local Japanese Embassy or Consulate in their home countries. Further information can be obtained on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

To those who need to apply for visa for entry into Japan

Letter of Invitation

The conference organisation will be pleased to send a formal letter of invitation to delegates requesting such a letter for visa purposes. It is understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential delegates to raise funds or to obtain a visa. This does not imply a commitment from the congress to provide any financial support. Please contact by email to:


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Chion-in Sanmon
Chion-in (知恩院)in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto is the headquarters of the Jodo Shu (Pure Land Sect) founded by H?nen (1133?1212).The original temple was built in 1234 by H?nen's disciple, Genchi. The Sanmon gate at the entrance to the temple is the largest of such gates in Japan. The "seven wonders" of the Chion-in is well-known.For example,the wasuregasa (“forgotten umbrella," located above the front verandah of the Mieid?), the uguisubari-no-r?ka (“singing nightingale hallway," located in the Mieid? and Sh?ed?’s connecting corridors) and so on.
links: wikipedia, wikitravel, Chion-in web site