General Information


January 18 - 20, 2019


Sendai International Center
Sendai, Japan

Room Location


Hidefumi Jokura, MD
Director, Jiro Suzuki Memorial Gamma House, Furukawa Seiryo Hospital
Clinical professor, Department of Neurosurgery Tohoku University School of Medicine

Passports and Visas

A valid passport is required in order to enter Japan and must be valid for the duration of the stay.
Prior to booking flights, registrants are strongly advised to confirm with their travel agent whether they require a visa to travel to Japan.

1) Tourist Visa

We strongly recommend you to apply for a tourist visa, which is quicker and easier. In this case, there will be no documents issued by the secretariat.

2) Visa for Business Purpose

If you cannot obtain the tourist visa, we will prepare necessary documents for a short-stay visa for business purpose, but only to those who have completed registration with required payment. We strongly urge you to complete the registration as early as possible so that you will have enough time for applying for a visa.

For visa request, please contact the ALGKS2019 secretariat by email, we can provide the following documents:

  • Invitation Letter
  • Itinerary in Japan

*Note: Since we do not provide a Letter of Guarantee, if it is a must for your visa application for business purpose, please apply for a tourist visa.

For further information, please go to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA):

The deadline for request for visa application documents to the ALGKS2019 secretariat will be December 14, 2018.


Casual and Informal.


Daily highest temperature is around 6C (42.8F) at this time. Sendai is situated in the Pacific coast of Japan and the weather is mostly fine in the wintertime but we may see some snowfall.

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