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Invitation to Meeting of ISO/TC27 on "Solid Mineral Fuels"

On behalf of the 2019 ISO/TC 27 secretariat in Japan, we cordially invite you to attend ISO/TC 27 Meeting on Solid Mineral Fuels to be held Sunday 6th to Friday 11th October in Tokyo, Japan.

To proceed Preregistration, please download and send the registration form below to the secretariat via email.  Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 10th.

1.Form Download: RegistrationForm

2.Please send to:   e-mail


Social activity fee is 23,000JPY for per delegate and 16,000JPY for each companion who will participate Dinner on Thursday, 10th October
(also free to attend cocktail reception on Sunday, 6th October and Technical tour on Wednesday, 9th October).

Please kindly make the applicable Social Fee payment by Credit Card before the ISO Meeting starts.

The Credit Card Payment system is now ready, and the announcement will be sent to those who send the ISO/TC27 Meeting Registration Form to ISO/TC27 Secretariat in Japan (Mr. Sakimoto, Ms. Honda) at Email.


For those who are required Japan Entry Visa, please kindly contact the secretariat at Email by Monday, 5th August.

It is recommended that the delegate who requests Visa application send promptly all necessary information (applicant name, company name, job title, hotel where he/she stays, and duration of staying in Japan) along with the passport copy to the secretariat.

The Meeting schedule includes a technical tour on Wednesday, 9th October to "Joban Joint Power Nakoso Power Plant" and "Nakoso IGCC Power GK" in Fukushima prefecture where plant visitors are offered an opportunity to see the latest IGCC plants, one in operation and the other under construction.
A whole day Bus tour will depart Tokyo area at 8:00a.m., returning at Tokyo area at around 7:00p.m.   Lunch will be served in Nakoso area.

TKP Shinagawa Conference Center Annex is located in 3-minute walking distance of Takanawa gate of Shinagawa Station.

Address: Takanawa Court Building 3F, 3-13-1, Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo,
               108-0074, Japan

TRANSPORTATION (Airports to Shinagawa Station)

By Train
・From Haneda Airport, take "Keikyu Line" that takes about 11 minutes.
・From Narita Airport, take "Narita Express Line" that takes about 70 minutes.

By Airport Limousine Bus
From Haneda Airport
From Narita Airport


International Tourist Tax
When departing Japan, all passengers are requested to pay a 1,000 yen departure tax to expand and enhance the country's tourist infrastructure.

Postal Services
If you are staying in a hotel, the front desk will assist you in posting mail or packages. Postcards and stamps are available from post offices, convenience stores and kiosks at train stations all over the country. Post boxes are located by street crossings, buildings and public facilities.

Calls from Public Telephone
International Calls
 A direct overseas call can be made from a public telephone displaying an International and Domestic Telephone sign. These phones are not widespread, but can be found at airports, hotels, and other key facilities. Direct dial calls can be made via a telephone company using the company's access number.
Credit Card Calls
 A credit card call can be made from a telephone with an International and Domestic Telephone sign. Insert a 100 yen coin--returned when you finish the call--and input an access number. The telecom business is fiercely competitive and so rates and systems change often.

Plugs & Electricity
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). Certain types of electrical appliances such as dual-voltage hair dryers, travel irons and shavers should work wherever you are in Japan. However, in other cases, a step-down transformer is required to convert the voltage.

The followings are some of the hospitals in Tokyo area which offer language assistance.
Tokyo Takanawa Hospital
Jikei University Hospital
Showa University Hospital

 * Please contact ISO/TC27 Secretariat in Japan (Mr. Sakimoto, Ms. Honda) for further inquiries via Email or by Tel. at +81-(0)3-6402-6103.

Message from JCOAL on the occasion of World Environment Day, 5 June 2019

● The global community will celebrate the 47th World Environment Day since its establishment in 1972, with a theme of Air Pollution. JCOAL, as the one and only organization in Japan that has been enthusiastically engaging in a wide range of activities for air pollution control at coal-fired power plants, is pleased to participate in the memorable celebration with the people of the world.

● The 17 SDGs (SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS) were adopted by all of the United Nations Member States in 2015. The SDGs will guide global development until 2030. Now, companies are following the SDGs as well by launching a wide array of initiatives.

● Goal 7 of the SDGs, i.e. "Affordable and Clean Energy" aims to "Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all". And its target, 7a, is "By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology".

eng.jpg● Coal is widely distributed and globally available at relatively cheap and stable prices. Coal plays a vital role in meeting global energy needs and is critical to infrastructure development. While its demand is high mainly in growing economies, Japan too regards coal as one of the pillars in its generation mix, in which coal accounts for approx. 30%. In the context of air pollution, we are pleased that Japan has been always a forerunner in developing Clean Coal Technology (CCT), the technologies for environmentally friendly utilization of coal. We would like to share with you that Japanese CCTs that mitigate pollutants such as SOx, NOx, and dust have been well established and utilized thanks to years of efforts in R&D and actual application.

● In the meantime, JCOAL is actively promoting carbon recycling and carbon dioxide capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) under which CO2 is captured and utilized as a useful resource, which is to serve the global endeavor of reducing CO2.

● Many of the coal-using growing economies are planning to add more power capacity for the sake of universal access to electricity as well as further and steady economic development. To support governments in ensuring clean air for all people while using coal for growth and prosperity, we have been working in close collaboration with our worldwide partners through CCT seminars, workshops, forums, etc. in 25 countries.

We will make our utmost effort toward realizing universal access to reliable electricity at affordable prices--without sacrificing air quality.

Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL)