The first General Meeting under the Japan-Thailand Secretariat will be held from the 20th to the 23rd of October 2014 at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (http://www.oist.jp) in Okinawa, Japan.
Please see http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html for general information on obtaining visas to enter Japan. Please also make sure to check http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html for a list of countries with visa exemption. If you need any assistance (e.g., letters of invitation), please contact [email protected].
Okinawa Prefecture is a chain of islands located at the southwestern-most point of the Japanese archipelago. The prefecture consists of 160 islands, both large and small, which are dispersed in a vast marine area of approximately 1,000 kilometers from east to west and 400 kilometers from north to south.
Due to its geographical location being closest to Southeast Asia, Okinawa has flourished over the centuries through foreign trades and cultural exchanges. Today, Okinawa continues to develop as an international hub with not only its pristine landscapes but also its rich culture. (adapted from http://www.pref.okinawa.lg.jp/site/chijiko/kohokoryu/foreign/english/welcome.html, retrieved on May 16, 2014).