All set for the XIII NCRM NICHE 2018 incorporating the XIII Edition of Fujio Cup Quiz (FCQ) on Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine and the Edogawa Niche Prize Award Ceremony on 21 ~ 23 October 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. Click here for details


Only queries which do not cover the information provided in the NCRM NICHE website or in the email communications sent from will be responded. Thank you for your understanding

Regarding queries on food:
As it has been earlier informed, the food provided in/during the event will be japanese style. The cafeteria (except 21st) will have some vegetarian options but being a common facility with the students and staff of Shibaura Institute, availability may not be guaranteed.
Those who want to bring their food may please do so in properly closed containers so that it doesn’t spill in the event space and are free to consume it in the cafeteria or the relevant space meant for food/drink consumption
There will be cookies/ biscuits available in the coffee breaks which are to be consumed in the foyer. Water bottles available can be carried inside and you can drink water in the event hall.

About arrival- transport to hotel
The volunteers who receive the delegates on arrival will help get tickets for the next available bus to the Washington hotel. At times you may have to wait for an hour or two. However, we wouldn’t recommend you use other modes of transport which could be cumbersome. Please go by the advice of the volunteers to take the direct bus to the hotel.

Return bus trip to airport reservation:
Also, be reminded to reserve your bus from the hotel to the respective airports (On the 23rd Oct) for departure immediately on arrival on the 20th Oct. As there could be limited seats available, better to reserve early. Please reach the airport at least 2 Hrs and 30 min before the scheduled departure time of your flight.

The Day 2, 22nd October 2018 Premier Institute Visit related updated in Agenda. Click here to view the details

Information to Delegates – Set I, II & III on Venue, Local Travel, Reimbursement, etc., related information has been sent to the respective emails ids of the FCQ Elites. Kindly go through the instructions and send us an acknowledgement by email to before 1200 hrs GMT tomorrow the 9th October 2018 that you have completely gone through all the information and instructions available in the three documents (Set I, II & III).

We have also not yet received the scanned copy of your Visa. Upon receiving the acknowledge mentioned and the scanned visa copy, we shall be sending additional instructions.

1. The NCRM NICHE 2018 organizing committee will provide assistance/guidance for travel, stay , participation in event etc., only on the days of the event which is 21st to 23rd October 2018.   It is the sole responsibility of the delegates/FCQ Elites to plan/reserve any travel/stay during, before or beyond the event days.

2. The NCRM NICHE organizing committee has sent the following documents in Japanese for the purpose of Visa Application for the FCQ Elite participants (Ultimate/Superior/Bright),

  • Letter of Guarantee
  • Letter of Reason
  • Schedule of the Visit ( Accommodation details will be mentioned in this document)
  • Information about the Inviting Organization

We wish to inform that the Letter of Invitation for Visa and other documents from the NCRM NICHE Organizing Committee needed for your Visa Application will be sent by us  detailing your arrival on the 20th October 2018 in Tokyo, Japan and departure from Tokyo on the 23rd October 2018.   To participate in the NCRM NICHE 2018, it is mandatory to apply for Visa based on the documents we send. No translation request for the documents provided by us in Japanese for the Visa Application will be enterntained. The FCQ Elite should submit the documents provided by us in original without any additional writings/smudgings/modifications to the relevant Visa Issuance Authority of the Embassy/Consulate of Japan in their respective territory

At the time of Visa Application, you can take up the issues such as Arrival on an earlier date before 20th October 2018 / Departure on a date later than 23rd October 2018, your accommodation before or after the event days (21 ~23 October 2018) to the local authority (Consulate / Embassy of Japan) and submit relevant documents to the VISA officer for such preponed/ extension of stays in Japan. Based on their approval, you may take decisions as per the immigration laws of Japan.

3. Additional Information

    a. Please note that all FCQ Elites should plan for arrival in Tokyo, Japan mandatorily by the 20th October 2018 to be present without fail for the NCRM NICHE 2018 event at 0820 hrs JST (Registration closes at 0845 hrs JST) on the 21st October 2018 and departure from Tokyo, Japan on the 23rd October 2018 any time after 1700 hrs JST.  

    b. It is mandatory that all FCQ Elites should be present at the venue in Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Tokyo, Japan for the NCRM NICHE 2018 event at 0820 hrs JST (Registration closes at 0845 hrs JST) on the 21st October 2018.   Also, all the Elites must attend the complete event from 21 ~23 October 2018.  If you fail to present yourself before the registration closes at 0845 hrs JST on the 21st October 2018 at the event/do not attend the complete event, all reimbursements/benefits to be given to the different categories of FCQ Elites (Ultimate/Superior/Bright) will remain cancelled and you will not be allowed to participate further in the NCRM NICHE 2018 event.

    c. If the FCQ Elites/Delegates wish to apply for financial assistance / grants for participating in the NCRM NICHE 2018 from any third-party organizations, you may do so by using the information provided by us in the email communications till date and that which is available in the NCRM NICHE website Such applications will not make the organizer, the promoters, sponsors and any other persons involved in the organization of the NCRM NICHE 2018 event held liable or responsible, or enter into any litigation concerned to such third-party related rules and regulations.  Also, any kind of verifications from any third-party will not be entertained.

    d. The email sent from indicating the acceptance of the candidates under the FCQ Elite category (Ultimate/Superior/Bright) is the only document which will be provided by the NCRM NICHE 2018 organizing committee for any authentication/authorization. No additional documents will be provided.

    e.  Participation certificates will be given to those participants who in person attend the complete NCRM NICHE 2018 event.  Those who are not present throughout the event until 1200 hrs JST on 23rd October will not be issued certificates whatsoever be the reason.

    f. The organizer, the promoters, sponsors and any other persons involved in the organization of this event will in no way be held liable or responsible, or enter into any litigation concerning the health and welfare of the participants connected with the event and the travel to the event being in any way whatsoever affected by war, civil unrest, political instability, riots, acts of terrorism, natural disasters, and any other events or occurrences which are within or beyond their control. NCRM NICHE will in no way be held liable or responsible, or enter into any litigation concerned with missing/unreceived payments, cancelled/modified travel plans towards your participation for the event.