As I mentioned in one of my previous articles, there will be an interesting GIS-related event happening in (rather: near) Tokyo this week.
Once a year the Center for Spatial Information Science (CSIS, jap. 空間情報科学研究センター) at Tokyo University (jap. 東京大学) holds a conference about all things GIS and SIS called CSIS Days. It is mainly targeted to the Japanese research community, hence most of the presentations are in Japanese, but it has some very interesting people and topics covered. Please find a list of presentations here.