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Information for LabPhon 14 Participants
Please visit the conference website (http://www.ninjal.ac.jp/labphon14/) from time to
time as it is regularly updated. It contains many pieces of useful information including an
updated program of the main conference (July 25-27) and its satellite events (July 24 and
28). It also has useful information about hotels, journey to the conference venue, tourist
information, etc. Below we give some information which you might find particularly useful.
As already noted on the conference website, hotels near the conference venue are
already very crowded. Most hotels in Tachikawa are already fully booked on Saturday,
July 26, because of the annual Fireworks Festival in Tachikawa which attracts over
300,000 people every year. If you haven’t booked your hotel yet, we recommend that
you do so as soon as you can. The conference website lists more than ten hotels
near the conference venue, including three big hotels that offer discount rates for
LabPhon 14 participants. If you need any assistance, please contact the organizers at
Lunch and dinner for non-participants
If someone accompanies you to the conference, you can book a conference dinner
(Saturday, July 26) for him/her at JPY 3,000 per person (children under 12 are free).
Please contact us before July 15 if you decide to bring someone with you to this
banquet. In the second half of the banquet, you can enjoy the firework festival from
the balcony of the building. Please note, however, that we cannot provide lunch for
accompanying persons; please bring lunch for them.
There will be a pre-conference colloquium featuring Bob Ladd and Anne Cutler on
Thursday, July 24. This will be followed by registration (name tag, conference booklet,
etc.) and a complimentary wine reception. There is no need to make a booking for
these events. On the other hand, the satellite workshop on Monday, July 28, requires
pre-registration. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please visit the
following website and register for it:
Journey to NINJAL in Tachikawa
For those who are not familiar with Tokyo, the conference website gives details about
the journey from Narita and Haneda Airports to Tachikawa and to NINJAL. Tourist
information is available, too, including the links to various useful websites. In addition,
complimentary guidebooks about tourists’ spots in Tokyo will be available at the
registration desk, in several languages including English and Japanese.
Wifi and PC at NINJAL
Wifi is available free of charge at NINJAL. The password can be found in the
conference booklet you will receive at the registration desk. A PC is available for oral
presentations upon request. If you want to use this service, please contact us soon.
Restaurants near the conference venue
There are hundreds of restaurants and shops near JR Tachikawa Station, which is
20 minutes on foot from the conference venue. Most restaurants are reasonable in
price, including those on the top floor of the two big department stores near the station,
Takashimaya and Isetan. At the conference, we plan to prepare a dinner map for
The Phonetic Society of Japan is selling the last 30 copies of The Vowel: Its nature and
Structure by Tsutomu Chiba and Masato Kajiyama. This pioneering book is out of print
and costs $195 through Amazon. This book is available at the registration desk at the
special conference rate of JPY1,000 (ca $10) on a first-come first-served basis.
If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact us at
We look forward to welcoming you to Tokyo in July.
LabPhon 14 Organizers