When: June 5-7, 2013
Where: Tokyo, Japan
Host: Google Japan
Note: There will be a Test The Web Forward event in Tokyo Friday, June 7 (evening) and Saturday, June 8 at the same location. The SVG WG will be meeting Monday and Tuesday at Mozilla Japan prior to the CSS F2F. There will also be a workshop on eBooks and Internationalization on Tuesday at Keio University in Mita. The W3C AC Committee meeting takes place the following week, also at Keio in Mita.
There are a number of hotels close to Roppongi Hills. The B Roppongi is relatively new and reasonably priced. Apartment rental is also an option in the area. For something more traditional, Andon Ryokan looks interesting but it's farther away via the subway. For something a tad more eccentric, try here.
Tokyo has two airports at which international flights land. A sprinkling of flights land at Haneda, which is located very close to the city center, but most flights land at Narita, an hour outside of Tokyo.
For flights arriving at Narita, the Narita Express train connects to the Yamanote line, the central ring line. Transfer at Shinagawa to the Yamanote Line, then switch to the Hibiya Line at Ebisu to get to Roppongi. For flights arriving at Haneda, take the 50-year old Haneda Monorail line to Hammamatsu-cho and transfer to the Yamanote Line heading to Shinagawa, then switch to the Hibiya Line at Ebisu. Since the Yamanote Line is a ring line, if you fall asleep and miss Ebisu you can continue your nap and get off the next time the train makes it way around to Ebisu. Or you can get off in Akihabara and experience the interesting cultural attractions.
Transit cards: For getting to/from an airport and getting around town, using an IC transit card can make things really easy. These are stored value cards sold under the name SUICA (JR) or PASMO (Tokyo Metro) and are effectively the same. One adds value to the card and the transit fare is automatically deducted when exiting any JR train, private rail, subway or bus within the Tokyo area. When arriving at Narita, the Suica and Narita Express package is a good deal.
Limo Bus: A Limo bus will take you from Narita Terminal 1 or 2 directly to the Grand Hyatt in Roppongi, just across the street from the building where Google is located, and a short distance from the b Roppongi and other hotels. One way ticket is 3000¥, available at the Airport Limousine counter in both terminals. The Bus Stops are #11 at Terminal 1 and #6 at Terminal 2. See Narita to Grand Hyatt Tokyo for details.
Sorted by family name:
|Adams, Glenn||CoxCom||June 3||June 9||B Roppongi||UA875/838||also TTWF|
|Atanassov, Rossen||Microsoft||June 2||June 12||TBD||TBD|
|Baron, L. David||Mozilla||June 1||June 12||b roppongi||ANA1186/ANA8||arriving from Taipei; also TTWF, AC|
|Bos, Bert||W3C||June 3||June 9||B Roppongi||also workshop & dev meet-up|
|Cabanier, Rik||Adobe||June 2||June 10||Hyatt Regency||Observing, approved by Peter|
|Erenkrantz, Justin||Bloomberg||June 4||June 12||Imperial Hotel Tokyo||ANA 1009/ANA10||also TTWF, AC|
|fantasai||Mozilla||June 4||June 19||Sawanoya Ryokan||UA79/UA852|
|Glazman, Daniel||Disruptive Innovations||June 4||June 12||Celestine Hotel||JL42/JL41||also eBooks WS and AC meeting|
|Hauck, Rebecca||Adobe||June 4||June 10||Hyatt Regency|
|Ishida, Richard||W3C||also eBooks WS|
|Jackson, Dean||Apple||June 4||June 9||Conrad Tokyo|
|Le Hegaret, Philippe||W3C||June 3||June 12||TBD||UA803/UA804||also eBooks WS, TTWF, and AC meeting|
|Linss, Peter||HP||June 2||June 12||b Roppongi||LH710/ UA838||also eBooks WS, TTWF, and AC meeting|
|McCormack, Cameron||Mozilla||June 2||June 6||Grand Hyatt Roppongi||Observing, approved by Peter|
|Mclister, Larry||Adobe||June 4||June 10||Hyatt Regency||Observing, approved by Peter and Tab|
|Noto Garcia, Israel||Adobe||June 4||June 10||Hyatt Regency||Observing, approved by Peter and Tab|
|Quin, Liam||W3C||June 2||June 12||Shinagawa Prince Hotel||AC1 355pm; AC 2 / 550pm||Also eBook WS and AC meeting|
|Sapin, Simon||Mozilla||June 1||June 9||Hotel Okura||JAL802/AC422||arriving from Taipei, also TTWF|
|Schulze, Dirk||Adobe||June 1||June 9||Hyatt Regency|
|Stearns, Alan||Adobe||May 30||June 9||Roppongi Hills apartment|
|Storset, Leif Arne||Opera||June 4||June 9||B Roppongi||SK 983/984||also TTWF|
|Yamamoto, Kazutaka||NTT||June 5||June 7||local|
Regrets: Steve Zilles, Lea Verou, Tantek Çelik