Registration Desk Open Hours
Program at a Glance
Get-Together (Dec. 1 Sunday Evening)
A get-together party wil be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Dec. 1 (Sun) at Restaurant Shisei (the ground floor of the conference venue). Snacks and drinks will be served.
Banquet (Dec. 3 Tuesday Evening)
The conference banquet will be held from 6:00 pm on Dec. 3 (Tue) at Matsue Vogel Park.
Matsue Castle is a feudal castle in Matsue in Shimane prefecture, Japan. Nicknamed the "black castle" or "plover castle", it is one of the few remaining medieval castles in Japan — at least of the few remaining in their original wooden form, and not a modern reconstruction in concrete.
Izumo-taisha ("Izumo Grand Shrine") is one of the most ancient and important Shinto shrines in Japan. No record gives the date of establishment. Located in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, it is home to two major festivals. It is dedicated to the god Okuninushi, famous as the Shinto deity of marriage and to Kotoamatsukami, distinguishing heavenly kami. The shrine is believed by many to be the oldest Shinto shrine in Japan, even predating the Ise Grand Shrine.