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WOC2014 TOKYO in conjunction with 29th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress/118th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society/Host:Japanese Ophthalmological Society/Co-Host:Asia-Pacific Academy of OphthalmologyWOC2014Tokyo

Social Program

WOC2014 Opening Ceremony

The grand opening ceremony of WOC2014 is to be held right in the heart of Japan in the Tokyo International Forum. A magnet for tourists from all over the world, the building uses around 2,600 sheets of glass to form a distinctive ship-like shape and is renowned for its architectural beauty. What's more, the Tokyo International Forum even houses a restaurant that is proud to have been awarded two stars in the prestigious Michelin Green Guide Japan. We hope you'll agree that this majestic venue is the ideal place for us to welcome guests from all over the world to the opening of WOC2014!

Date Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Time 18:10 - 19:50
Place Hall A, Tokyo International Forum

WOC Opening Reception

Have you ever heard Japanese people referring to hanami? It's a word that describes a very special time in the Japanese calendar when people get together to celebrate spring by sharing food and drinks under the beautiful sakura cherry blossom trees in full bloom. Fortunately, our guests for WOC2014 will be just in time to join our very own hanami, with our Sakura Reception to be held within the gleaming beauty of the Tokyo International Forum. We're looking forward to seeing you there and celebrating with you.

Date Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Time 20:00 - 21:00
Place Plaza, Tokyo International Forum

Tokyo International Forum

Japan Night

A Night with a Truly Festive Theme

Step into our Japan Night and enter a fun, festival atmosphere. Enjoy Japanese foods with true authenticity and delight in performances of traditional arts. Just be sure to save some energy for dancing as we celebrate the opening of WOC2014 together in a truly festive fashion!
Private bus service to and from the venue, Tokyo Big Sight, will be provided.

Date Friday, April 4, 2014
Time 19:00 - 22:00 (Doors open at 18:00)
Place West Hall 3 and West Hall 4, Tokyo Big Sight
Fee 10,000 JPY / person, buy up to 5 tickets !
(You + 4 guests)


  • eisa
  • soran
  • awaodori
  • tokyo big sight
  • palette town
  • odaiba

Samurai Ship

We have chartered a Japanese-style boat, the Samurai Ship ATAKEMARU, to take you directly to the Japan Night's venue by sea. Enjoy the refreshing one-hour trip across Tokyo Bay in a truly traditional Japanese atmosphere.

Japanese-style boat
Boarding point:
Hinode Pier
Bus service provided from Tokyo International Forum to Hinode Pier.
Bus departure: 16:15
Departure time:
17:00, Friday April 4, 2014
Tokyo Big Sight
Arrival time:
18:00, Friday April 4, 2014
330 persons
Fare* (per person):
2,000 yen (include one beverage)
One-way service from Hinode Pier to Tokyo Big Sight

The private bus and the boat are optional services. Fares are not included in the registration fee for Japan Night.

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