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Updated Sep 1, 2014

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Here we have posted the contents of some FAQs. Before making inquiries, please review them.

Who should be contacted concerning any problems or questions with registration?

All matters are being handled by Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd. (KNT), so please direct your inquiries to the email address below:
Travel Service Center for Western Japan,
Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd. (KNT)
E-mail: kjc-event16@gp.knt.co.jp


The 35th International Association for Human Caring Conference will be my first time to attend. What sort of activities can I expect?

This conference, organized by a group of people concerned with care and caring, is conducted in a very laid-back, "at home" atmosphere. You can see scenes from the previous 34th International Association for Human Caring Conference, held in 2013 in Florida, at this YouTube link.


In order to attend the 35th International Association for Human Caring Conference I will be required to obtain a visa for Japan. How can I obtain documents to support my application?

First, please complete the process of conference registration. After finishing registration, please contact the Secretariat and let the office know what documents you require. (Note: If your stay in Japan is of brief duration, you may be able to attend the conference with an ordinary tourist visa. Please inquire to your local Japanese embassy or consulate. Japan now waives visa requirements for many passport holders, depending on their nationality.)


Is it possible for me to receive an invitation letter to 35th International Association for Human Caring Conference?

Yes. First complete the reservation. Once this has been confirmed, you can contact the Secretariat and request an invitation letter.


Is it all right to delay participation registration (payment of attendance fee) until my presentation is accepted?

Payment of the attendance fee after acceptance of the presentation is permitted. However, as indicated on the URL below, the fee is slightly higher for later registration so if you plan to attend, we advise registration with payment prior to April 30, 2014.


Can anyone submit an abstract?

Abstract submission and registration to particpate are open to anyone who is interested in the conference. Naturally this also includes non-members of the International Association for Human Caring.


Will there be Internet access at the conference?

Free wireless LAN connections will be available on the 1st and 2nd floor lobbies at the conference. In the conference venue and the meeting rooms, however, connections will not be available. For details, please refer to the URL below:


In addition, there are six cable LAN connections at the Business Center on the 1st floor. These can be utilized free of charge.


What is the story behind the illustration on the flyer?

The upper portion of the flyer was taken from the Wind God and Thunder God screens, a designated important cultural property. The lower portion was taken from a section of the Iris Laevigata screen, one of Japan’s national treasures. The screen illustrations, referred to as byobu-e, were illustrated by master artist Ogata Korin, who was active in Kyoto in the 18th century. At age 44, Ogata was awarded the rank of Hokkyo (the third highest rank for Buddhist artisans) and from that time signed his works as Hokkyo Korin. The thunder deity Raijin, depicted in green, is shown pounding a taiko (drum) to generate thunder. In the pantheon of mythology Raijin is worshipped as a protective spirit. The violet flowers are kakitsubata, a native species of iris sometimes referred to as “rabbit-ear iris.” They are traditionally appreciated for their refinement and elegant beauty. Their distinctive stylization conveys the sensation of a strong ability to foster change.


Will a nursery room be available?

While we recognize that a nursery room where small children can be looked after would be a valuable service for some of the participants, much to our regret it is simply not feasible to operate one from the standponts of both cost and safety. We appreciate your understanding in this regard.