13th International Conference Japan
2021

The 13th ICPS International Conference is hosted by the Japanese Carnivorous Plant Society (JCPS) with the cooperation of the Kansai Carnivorous Plant Society (KCPS), the Tokai Carnivorous Plant Society (TCPS) and the Hiroshima Carnivorous Plant Society (HCPS).

3rd Conference 2002 in Tokyo

Speakers

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is continuing globally and does not show clear
sign of calming down in many countries including Japan.
Considering this situation, the 13th ICPS Conference - Japan has been postponed to May 2022.
We plan to hold the conference in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture in late May with almost the same contents as “2021 Conference.” Specific schedule, venue and collateral events will be posted on this homepage as soon as fixed. 
(The plan of May 2021 conference is shown below as a reference.) 

May 15 (Sat)-May 17 (Mon) Conference, Plant Exhibition and Sale
May 17 (Mon) PM1:00 Day trip to the Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center
May 18 (Tue) Field trip to the local habitats in Hyogo Prefecture
May 19 (Wed) Field trip to the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa (Unryu Valley, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture)

1. International conference
Date and time:
May 15 (Sat) 09:00 - 17:00
May 16 (Sun) 09:00 - 17:00
May 17 (Mon) 09:00 - 12:00

Venue: “Midium Hall" on the 3th floor of Himeji Citizens Hall in Himeji City. (15 minute walk from Himeji Station)

Himeji is accessible by “Shinkansen” bullet train from Tokyo (nearest international airport: Narita or Haneda) in 3 hours. It takes about 1 hour 45 minutes by JR train from Kansai International Airport. Many hotels are available around the Himeji Station and the venue. Please see the web link of “Recommended hotels near Himeji Station”.

Himeji Castle, a World Heritage Site, is about a 5-minute walk away from the venue. You will be fascinated by the beautiful castle. Kyoto and Osaka, which are popular tourist sites, are only 1 hour’s ride from Himeji by JR train. You may want to make short trip to these cities before the conference.

English-Japanese interpreters will be hired for the presentations. Therefore, those who are not good at listening/speaking Japanese are very welcome to the conference.

Free-WiFi is available.

2. Plant exhibition and plant sales Date and time:
May 15 (Sat) 09:00 - 17:00
May 16 (Sun) 09:00 - 17:00
May 17 (Mon) 09:00 - 17:00

Venue: "Display Hall" of on the 2th floor of Himeji Citizens Hall.

Tegarayama Conservatory Botanical Garden, Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center and the carnivorous plant societies will exhibit good specimens of carnivorous plant. In addition, many carnivorous plants and related goods are to be sold by a few Japanese CP nurseries and the CP societies.

Please note that CITES or phytosanitary certificates for export will not be issued in this conference.

3. Banquet
May 15 (Sat)
18:30 - Bar time
19:00 - Dinner

We are planning a banquet at a near-by restaurant or hotel.

Japanese and Western cuisines will be served with beer, sake, wine and soft drinks. We hope that participants talk about carnivorous plants with cultural exchanges. Please experience Japanese hospitality “OMOTENASHI”.

4. Day trip to the Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center

May 17 (Mon) 13:00 - 17:00

Day trip to the botanical gardens by chartered bus.

Hyogo Prefectural Flower Center
This garden has the largest collections of carnivorous plants in Japan. There is a greenhouse dedicated to carnivorous plant, in which many kinds of Nepenthes, Drosera, Pinguicula, Roridura, etc. are displayed under superb conditions all year round. A giant N. clipeata is in the backyard and occasionally displayed in the exhibition green house. As presented in the 2018 international conference, this giant female N. clipeata has been cultivated for over 20 years. Also Sarracenia and Heliamphora are cultivated excellently.

The area originally used to be a swampland and habitats of carnivorous plants. D. lunata and D. tokaiensis growing wildly can be found in a few spots.

5. Field trip to the local habitats
May 18 (Tue)

We will visit the habitats in Hyogo Prefecture (Abiki Marsh and Nishiwaki City) by rental cars from Himeji. D. lunata, D. tokaiensis and D. rotundifolia will be seen there.
Please note that the destination of the field trip may change depending on the condition of the habitats.

Participants of field trip to the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa will travel to Shinagawa by “Shinkansen” bullet train, then move to Kitasenju by train and stay at hotels in Kitasenju. (Train fare and accommodation fee are your own expense.)

6. Field trip to the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa May 19 (Wed)

We will move to Tobu Nikko Station from Kitasenju by Tobu Line train. Large luggage can be checked in coin lockers at Tobu Nikko Station. We will take taxies from the station to the entrance of the climbing trail, then we walk a gentle ascent for 2 hours to the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa.

Please note that it might be too early to see the full bloom in this season.

Nikko is a world-class tourist destination. The Nikko Toshogu is a part of the World Heritage Site, “Shrines and Temples of Nikko”. It might be worth it to stay in Nikko that night for sightseeing on the next day.

                                                                                                           
Schedule Events Participation fee Included in Participation fee Not included in Participation fee Accommodation
May 15 -17 International conference JPY 12,000 Conference materials Hotel charge
All meals
Around Himeji Station
May 15 -17 Plant exhibition and plant sales Free
May 15 Banquet JPY 8,000 Course meal
Drink
Hotel charge Around Himeji Station
May 17 Day trip to the botanical gardens JPY 3,800 Chartered bus
Entrance fee

Hotel charge
Lunch and Dinner
Around Himeji Station
May 18 Field trip to the local habitats JPY 4,000 Rental car fee Hotel charge
Train fare
All meals
Around Kitasenjyu Station
May 19 Field trip to the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa JPY 2,000 Taxi fare Hotel charge
Train fare
All meals

Registration for the 13th ICPS International Conference

Link to registration form

Please inform the 13th ICPS International Conference Organizer Team Rep. of your name for registration by e-mail. (Deadline: March 31, 2021) with attaching the registration form (link is shown in the left column). .
Please transfer JPY 12,000 for the registration fee to the PayPal account (Deadline: April 30, 2021)

Plant exhibition and plant sales are admission free.

Registration for Oral Session Please inform the 13th ICPS International Conference Organizer Team Rep. of your name and presentation details (title, abstract, key words) (Deadline: End of March 2021)
The allocated time of speech is 30 minutes at maximum.
Speech will be consecutively translated into Japanese by the English-Japanese interpreters.
All speakers are required to make their presentation data using PowerPoint.
Please deliver the presentation data to the 13th ICPS International Conference Organizer Team Rep. of by e-mail or Google Drive by April 20, 2021 for the interpreters’ preparation.
If necessary, presenters can finalize the data and bring it in a memory device (USB memory, SD card) to the 1st day of the conference.
Speakers are exempt from the JPY 12,000 participation fee for the international conferences.
Accommodation Please be sure to make your own hotel reservations for Himeji and Kitasenjyu.

Information of recommended hotels in Himeji can be found on the web link.
Recommended hotels near Himeji Station

Registration for Banquet To make registration for the Banquet (May 23), please inform the 13th ICPS International Conference Organizer Team Rep. of your name by e-mail. (Deadline: March 31, 2021).

Please transfer JPY 8,000 for the registration fee to the PayPal account (Deadline: April 30, 2021).

Registration for the Day trip to the two botanical gardens To make registration for the Day trip to the two botanical gardens (May 17), please inform the 13th ICPS International Conference Organizer Team Rep.of your name by e-mail. (Deadline: March 31, 2021).

Please transfer JPY 4,800 for the registration fee to the PayPal account (Deadline: April 30, 2021).

Registration for the Field trip to the local habitats To make registration for the Field trip to the local habitats (May 18), please inform the 13th ICPS International Conference Organizer Team Rep. of your name by e-mail. (Deadline: March 31, 2021).

Please transfer JPY 4,000 for the registration fee to the PayPal account (Deadline: April 30, 2021)

Registration for the Field trip to the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa To make registration for the Field trip to the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa (May 19), please inform the 13th ICPS International Conference Organizer Team Rep. of your name by e-mail. (Deadline: March 31, 2021).

Please transfer JPY 2,000 for the registration fee to the PayPal account (Deadline: April 30, 2021)

Specific tips for transportation/accommodation will be provided to those who apply for this field trip.

The observation point of habitat of Pinguicula ramosa is very small area, so limited number of people can join the field trip to the habitat of Pinguicula ramosa (May 19).
We may close the registration for the field trip to Pinguicula ramosa, once participant reach a certain number.
If you are interested in participating the field trip to Pinguicula ramosa, please register as soon as possible. Thank you.

PayPal information

Please transfer the registration fee to the following account.

PayPal account: YFA12853@nifty.com

13th ICPS International Conference Organizer Team
Director: Naoki Tanabe (JCPS Chairperson)  
Rep. for foreign visitors: Koji Kondo*
* e-mail: kokonchip@gmail.com