Sep. 12 evening: Reception and Concert
We welcome you to a simple reception and a concert in the evening of the day before the Conference. This will be a good chance to get to know how to come to the Conference venue (Nambu Hall) beforehand.
From 17:00 to 18:00, we will have the registration desk opened, and will offer some drinks and appetizers.
From 18:00 till 18:30, we will have a Japanese concert in the Nambu Hall with Shakuhachi (bamboo flute), Koto (Japanese harp), and violins played by Osaka University students.
Sep. 15 afternoon and evening: Excursion and Conference Dinner
We will visit the world heritage Todai-ji in Nara for an excursion. The bus will leave Toyonaka Campus on 12:40. We will walk through Nandai-Mon (The Great South Gate with large guardians sculptured back in 13th century), Daibutsu-den (The Great Buddha Hall), Bell Tower, Nigatsu-do (with a good view of Nara city), Sangatsu-do, and Todai-ji Museum.
After the excursion, the bus will take us to the Conference Dinner at Shin-Hankyu Hotel in Umeda. A full-course Japanese style dinner will start at 19:00.
The Conference Dinner site is located right next to the Osaka Metro Umeda station. You can just take the Metro to go back to your hotel. (Sorry, no bus service is available.)