International Events

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect events, ICC Kyoto will host 15 international conferences in 2022. In July, we were able to welcome back the first international participants after the pandemic and begin site visits with organizers from abroad.
With the lifting on border restrictions on October 11, even more international participants have been coming to ICC Kyoto.

Easing of Border Restrictions as of October 11
  • Visa exemptions for short-term stays have resumed for countries and regions that were eligible before the pandemic
  • Those newly entering Japan no longer need a Japanese receiving organization to apply to the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System (ERFS) system on their behalf
  • Independent tourists are allowed to enter again
  • There is no longer a limit on the number of new arrivals each day
  • Testing upon arrival is no longer required, though visitors must still submit proof of vaccination (3 doses) or a negative test result certificate taken within 72 hours of departure
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Case Study: ROSCon 2022

Reuniting in Japan for the first in-person meeting since 2019

Event :ROSCon 2022
Organizer:Open Source Robotics
Dates :19-21 October 2022
Participants:801 on-site participants from 38 countries


Brian Gerkey, ROSCon General Chair / Open Robotics CEO

I can honestly say that it’s exceeded our hopes and dreams.
The last time we did an in-person conference was・・・・・ View More


Denise Barker, MeetGreen Project Manager (PCO)

I think it was both because people wanted to come back to
the first in-person ROSCon in 3 years and because the idea of Japan and Kyoto ・・・・・
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Case Study: WFITN 2022

International Participants in Attendance at ICC Kyoto

16th Congress of the World Federation of
Interventional and Therapeutic
Word Federation of Interventional and
Therapeutic Neuroradiology
21-25 August 2022
1,107 total participants (826 on-site) from 15 countries


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