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CCASIA FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Asia


Tokyo is the capital city of Japan, which has a population of about 13 million and one of the big cities in the world. Also, Tokyo is the center of Japan in various fields such as politics, economy and culture. 

Time Zone

Japan standard time is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 9)


  The official language in Japan is Japanese, but some people also speak English to a certain extent.


The weather of Tokyo in November is typically sunny and cool with light winds. Average temperature ranges from 10 ºC to 20 ºC (50 F to 68 F).

Currency Exchange

The Japanese currency unit is the “yen”. Currency can be exchanged at the airports, hotels and banks. Automatic teller machines may be found in the airport terminals and most hotels. Major credit cards will be accepted at hotels, large shopping stores and restaurants.


Smoking is not allowed in public places, even on the road, except for designated smoking areas.


The voltage in Tokyo is 100 volts at 50 Hz. The plug type in Japan is as follows.




CCASIA Secretariat:
Food Safety and Consumer Policy Division
Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Tel: +81-3-3502-8732
Fax: +81-3-3507-4232