The 27th Workshop on General Relativity and Gravitation in Japan - JGRG27

Saijo, Higashi-hiroshima, 27 November - 1 December, 2017

Higashi Hiroshima Arts and Culture Hall, Kurara


JGRG is a series of annual workshops held in Japan since 1991. The main purpose of the workshop is to provide a place for exchanging ideas to pursue future trends of research. The workshop will cover a wide area of research related to general relativity and gravitation.

Invited Speakers

Nicola Bartolo (Padova, INFN)

Diego Blas (CERN TH)

Patrick Brady (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Robert R. Caldwell (Dartmouth)

Carlos Herdeiro (Aveiro)

Vladimir Karas (Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences, Prague)

Koji Kawabata (Hiroshima, HASC)

Yasufumi Kojima (Hiroshima)

Takashi Nakamura (Kyoto)

Masaki Shigemori (Queen Mary London, YITP )

Hideyuki Tagoshi (ICRR)

Kenji Toma (Tohoku)



Important Dates

Deadline of registration for participants who want to apply for the travel expenses support: September 10, 2017(Closed)

Deadline of registration for participants who need visa : September 10, 2017(Closed)

Deadline of registration for other participants : October 17, 2017(Closed)

Banquet Fee : 6000 JP YEN / 4000 JP YEN (non-salaried students)

No registration fee.

We will collect banquet fee at local registration desk.

Buffet‐style banquet will be on 29th (Wed). We will provide "Drinking comparison of Saijo's prime Sake" in the Banquet.

Nov, 27th (Mon)

1st day

Nov 28th (Tue)

2nd day

Nov 29th (Wed)

3rd day and Banquet

Nov 30th (Thu)

4th day

Dec 1st (Fri)

5th day




Building map

Presentation Awards



Saijo, Higashi-Hiroshima

Saijo is one of three great sake-producing areas. Enjoy Japan’s premier sake.



Higashi Hiroshima Arts and Culture Hall, KuraraSmall Hall/Salon hall

Conference and Banquet

External Page


Saijo & Access Saijo

Travel by air :
Hiroshima Airport --> (bus, 15 minutes) --> Shiraichi station --> (train JR Sanyo-honsen, 10 minutes) --> Saijo station (click here; JP only)

Travel by air :
Hiroshima Airport --> (25 minutes) --> Saijo station (click here; JP only)

Travel by bullet train :
Hiroshima station --> (train JR Sanyo-honsen, 35 minutes) --> Saijo station

Travel by bullet train :
Higashi-hiroshima station --> (taxi 20 minutes) --> Kurara Hall


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Hiroshima Hiroshima Area

Hiroshima city is one of the largest cities in the western Japan. It is rich in the natural beauty of the Inland Sea and the Chugoku Mountains, with mountains, sea, rivers, valleys, plains, basins that characterize Japan's landscape. There are two World Heritage Sites in Hiroshima. One is Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima) and the other is the A-Bomb Dome of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.


Miyajima Island (the UNESCO World Heritage), one of the top three scenic spots in Japan, has long been regarded as an Island of Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea.

Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack, and to the memories of the bomb's direct and indirect victims. A-Bomb Dome (the UNESCO World Heritage) is the skeletal ruins located at the hypocenter of the nuclear bomb.

Peace Memorial Park Museum