FAQ & Tips

Average temperature will be 14-20ºC (57-66ºF)
More: http://www.accuweather.com/en/jp/toyota-shi/221860/may-weather/221860

Passport must be valid for the duration of your trip.

Business Casual

Must be handled by participant, please check your home country for visa requirements for Japan travel.

The voltage used throughout Japan is uniformly 100 volts, A.C. There are two kinds of frequencies in use; 50 Hertz in eastern Japan and 60 Hertz in western Japan (including Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka). There are no columnar-shaped plugs or 3-pin plugs used in Japan but 2-flat-pin plugs are used instead. It is therefore advised to purchase a plug adapter beforehand.

The Japanese currency is named YEN. There are coins 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 yen and notes of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000 yen. You can buy yen at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchangers. There is no relevant differences in rates between money exchangers.
International credit cards and Travelers Checks are accepted by leading banks, hotels and stores in major cities. However, credit card are not always convenient so obtaining some cash beforehand is recommended.
ATMs: There are Post Office ATMs in Japan which display stickers indicating which cards are accepted. Seven Bank ATMs are placed at 7-Eleven convenience stores and the service will be given 24 hours a day in English, Korean, Chinese and Portuguese Guidance.
Japan has a 5% consumption tax which is levied on all goods and services purchased in Japan, including food. In addition to the consumption tax, a 10-15% service charge is added to the bill at most hotels and first-class restaurants.

We will have between 15-25 people attending form various industries (healthcare, manufacturing, etc.) and various positions (CEO to Manager) and from North America, South America and Europe. What unites all of these groups is a passion for TPS/Lean.