General Info

Kobe city

Kobe is located around the center of Japan; very close to the point of Japan Standard Time (135 degrees east longitude). Kobe lies approximately 30 km west of Osaka and 30 km north of the Kansai International Airport. The nearest international airport is the Kansai International Airport, and there are two airports for domestic flights: Kobe and Osaka airports, which have connecting flights to other international airports in Japan.

Conference site

The conference will be held at Kobe International Conference Center. The conference center is located on a man-made island, called Port Island, and is easily accessed from Sannomiya, the city center of Kobe. The web site of the conference center is:


The average temperature in Kobe in November is 14°C.

Sponsors and support

The conference is co-sponsored by the Meteorological Society of Japan, National Institute for Environmental Studies, and RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, and is also aided by the Science Council of Japan, Japan Association of Aerosol Science and Technology, Japan Society of Atmospheric Chemistry and Japan Society for Atmospheric Environment.

Useful web sites

City of Kobe:
Kobe Convention & Visitors Association:
Kobe International Conference Center:
Kansai International Airport:
Kobe Airport:
Osaka Airport:
VISA information (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan):

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