Living in Japan

Welcome to LIMMS !

LIMMS (Laboratory for Integrated Micro Mechatronic Systems) is a joint laboratory established in The Institute of Industrial Science IIS-The University of Tokyo in 1995 based on a research agreement between French CNRS and the University of Tokyo. After nine years of successful operation, LIMMS has been upgraded to the first International Joint Unit  (UMI-Unité Mixte Internationale) of CNRS in Asia in 2004, thereby obtaining an official eligibility to apply to EU funding. In December 2011, LIMMS and its EUJO-LIMMS extention became the EU’s first international laboratory in Japan.

LIMMS Office is well known for its experience and know-how in terms of hosting, counting more than 160 hosted researchers in the past 20 years. It provides researchers with a service package ranging from immigration, accommodation, to departure, which is now granted to EUJO-LIMMS researchers as well. 

We hope that you will find this welcome guide helpful and wish you a good installation in Tokyo!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIMMS/EUJO-LIMMS HOSTING PROCEDURE

Prospective researchers, please start here

  • HOUSING 
    • Which accommodation to choose? 
    • Where to live around Komaba campus?
    • Glossary of Japanese terms
  • DAILY LIFE
    • Banking system
    • Mobile phone and Internet services
    • Tips to get furniture
    • Transport
    • Driving in Japan : switching your driver's license
    • Learning Japanese language
    • Sport on campus
    • Eating on campus and surroundings
    • Living costs
    • Information channels and links
  • EMERGENCIES
    • Emergency Call
    • Health
    • Disaster prevention
 

 

  Living in Japan Guide

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