Dr.Kiyoshi Kishida
Secretary General
Invitation Request

A letter of invitation will be sent by the Registration Office, upon request, to help participants obtain a visa in order to attend ARMS8. To request the documents for a visa application, please register yourself for ARMS8 and fill out this form to receive an invitation letter. Send it to us by email at (NO LATER THAN 30 SEPTEMBER, 2014).

The Registration Office will send an invitation letter to enable participants to obtain a visa, if this process is required by their country of origin.

The invitation letter will be provided only after payment of the registration fee has been confirmed.

The Registration Office will not handle the actual visa process for attendees.

Visa Information

Everyone travelling to Japan must be in possession of a valid passport, with a Japanese visa if necessary.

Please, refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan for updated information about visas.

Useful Links on Visas


For further information please contact:

ARMS8 Registration Office

EC Pro Inc.

Kitaguchi Yoshiya Bldg. 5F,

8-3, Kita 7, Nishi 4, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-0807 Japan

TEL: +81-11-299-5910 FAX: +81-11-299-5911



Japanese Committee for Rock Mechanics International Society for Rock Mechanics


Japan Society of Civil Engineers The Japanese Geotechnical Society The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan The Society of Materials Science, Japan


  • East Nippon Expressway Company Limited Hokkaido Regional Head Office
  • Hokkaido District Transport Bureau
  • Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Inc.
  • Hokkaido Government
  • Hokkaido Research Organization
  • Japan Atomic Energy Agency Horonobe Underground Research Center
  • Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency
  • Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau


  • City of Sapporo
  • Hokkaido Government
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 260305)
  • The Kajima Foundation


  • Japan National Tourism Organization

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