Social events

The welcome reception will be held from 19:00, 27 September. Light food and beverages will be served.

A half-day excursion is scheduled to the Shakotan Peninsula and the NIKKA Yoichi whisky distillery on the afternoon of the 30th September. This area is known for scenic headlands and inlets with an amazing azure sea. The Yoichi distillery was founded in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru, who studied the art of whisky-making in Scotland. Nikka produces fine malt whisky and was crowned “The Worlds’ Best Single Malt” in 2008. The excursion includes a 40-minute cruise along the coastline of the Shakotan Peninsula on a ship with an underwater viewing gallery.

Symposium dinner
The banquet dinner will take place at 19:00 on 30th September. The winner of the poster presentation award will be announced during this dinner.