Peace as a Global Language Conference

Conference Dates: September 28th - 29th, 2002
Location: Daito Bunka Kaikan, Daito Bunka University, Tokyo
See the 2003 PGL web site for details on the next PGL conference!


The conference site is Daito Bunka Kaikan, near the Tokyo campus of Daito Bunka University. The Daito Bunka Kaikan telephone number is 03-5399-7399; address: 2-4-21 Tokumaru, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN.

International travelers coming from Narita Airport can take either the Narita Express train to Ikebukuro station, or an Airport Limousine Bus to Ikebukuro station. The train or bus reservation can be made upon arrival at the airport. Travel time will be roughly a little over an hour. You can view an access map at

If you are coming from Haneda Airport (domestic flights), you can take either a train or limousine bus to Ikebukuro station.

From Ikebukuro Station of the JR (Japan Railways) Yamanote line, take the Tobu Tojo Line to Tobu Nerima station (use the "local" train, not the express train; the express train does not stop at Tobu Nerima station). Tobu Nerima station is 15-20 minutes by train from JR Yamanote Ikebukuro station. Daito Bunka Kaikan is located a few minutes walk from Tobu Nerima Station.

From Tobu Nerima Station: exit the station at the north exit (Kitaguchi), take the road leading off to the right (away from, versus parallel to, the train tracks). Walk a short distance straight ahead. There will be a traffic light, and a Mister Donuts on your right. Turn right at this corner. Walk straight ahead on this road past the buses and taxi stand on the left side of the street. Roughly a half block past the taxi stand, on the left side of the street, is Daito Bunka Kaikan.

The conference organizers recommend the Ikebukuro area hotels for those requiring overnight accomodations. Ikebukuro offers many hotels at a variety of price ranges. Please click on "Where to Stay" for hotel suggestions.