For Teams Applying from outside of Japan

First, thank you so much for your interest in the JMBACC. We are so excited to invite you to participate in our competition. The JMBACC has welcomed and has been graced by participant schools from outside of Japan since its inception. In its third year, the organizing team has decided it is prepared to encourage greater participation from non-domestic programs.

This page contains basic information you may need to plan for your trip, and we strongly encourage you to contact us at as soon as possible so that we can help you make arrangements to attend the event on November 15th should your team be selected for Round 2 participation (many items can, and should be, be prepared prior to Round 1 results being announced).


As of 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has created relationships with 67 countries which allow visitors from those countries to come to Japan for short-term visits (including conference participation, which this event would fall under). If any of the members of your team will use a passport issued by a country that is not on that list, please contact us immediately so we can start the preparation process to get your team members their VISA.


The organizers will help you find accommodations that suit your team’s needs – be it with people we know free of charge, or at a hotel near the competition location.  The sooner we know, the better (we will try to negotiate special rates for the event – it is much easier to do so if we have an approximate head count to offer to the hotel).


Depending on your academic and/or work schedule, you may be able to stay in Japan for more than just the weekend. If that is the case, please feel free to contact us for any advice on how to make the most of your stay in Tokyo.

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