23-Jan-2001

2nd Circular of APPI 2001

Thank you very much for participating in the APPI 2001 workshop. Attached you will find the tentative session program and a map of the hotel. Some important notices are also shown below.

1)Departure from KEK; 20-Feb-2001 (Tue), 6:00AM @ DORM

The chartered bus will depart from the KEK dormitory entrance. Please come to the KEK dormitory by 5:45AM because loading of baggage takes time.

2) Arrival at the hotel

The bus will arrive at the hotel around 15:00. However this may change due to the weather, traffic situation, or some other unexpected accident. We will take a short rest several times at the service areas. You can have lunch at one of the service areas.

Check-in time is usually 15:00. Therefore we may not be able to check in immediately if we arrive at the hotel much earlier.

The name and address of the hotel is

The Hotel Appi Grand
tel ; 0195-73-5011
117-17 Hosono, Ajiro-cho, Ninohe-gun, Iwate-ken

3) Registration

The registration desk will open from 15:30 to 16:30 at the session room. Please pay registration fee and some additional fee, if any, at the registration desk. Only cash in Japanese yen will be accepted.

There is no money exchange at the hotel. Please prepare Yen beforehand.

4) Session

All sessions will be held in the following room;
Hayachine (1F of Annex2)

5) Proceedings

Proceedings will be published. Speakers are kindly asked to submit their manuscript by March 31, 2001.

6) Breakfast/Dinner

Three breakfast coupons and two dinner coupons will be given to each participant. Please take breakfast and dinner by yourself by giving the coupons to the restaurants officers. You can have a buffet-style breakfast from 7:00 to 10:00 at the restaurant "Patio" (1F of Annex1).

Dinner time is from 17:00 to 21:00. You can choose either Japanese dinner package or Yakiniku (BBQ-like meat). Please take your lunches by yourself.

On the arrival day (on 2/20), we will have a welcome dinner from 19:00 at the tea room "Ciao" (1F of Annex2). Location map of the session room, restaurants and your rooms are included in this circular.

7) Climate

Appi is a snowy place located near the north end of Honshu. Usually every year during the winter season, it snows heavily. By 2001.1.19., it snowed 1.8m in total. In general, the climate is quite nice, although the average daily temperature is about minus 10 degrees Celsius. We will not have to go outside, but please keep warm at all times in order not to catch a cold.

8) Hotel facilities

The hotel has some activities available for you with an extra charge;
Skiing You can enjoy skiing near the hotel if you bring your skiing set. Ski rental is also available with 50% off, for participants of this workshop.
Hot spring Experience the hot spring the hotel has inside. Generally, people will take a bath without swimming wear. There are two kinds of hot spring: a large-sized bath tub, and the so-called, the "Rotenburo". We assure you that you will relax, taking a bath with a beautiful view.
Sauna There is one of the largest saunas in Japan, with a maximum capacity of 50 people.
Hot swimming pool Enjoy swimming in the hotel, but please do not forget your swimming wear.
Athletic gymnasium There is an athletic facility in the hotel. Several kinds of machines are available, so you can enjoy training on your own.
Squash You can also play squash in the indoor court.

Reservation for these activities in advance is not necessary.