The Group Photo



The symposium

“International Nanophotonics Symposium (INP-2017)” is an international symposium organized as a satellite meeting of ICO-24This symposium invites world-class scientists in the field of nanophotonics and provides a great opportunity to discuss current and future progress of nanophotonics.
At the symposium, all participants stay in the same hotel, participate in scientific sessions from early morning till late evening, and share deep discussion and close communication all together.
The scope of the symposium includes, but not limited to, high-resolution microscopy and spectroscopy, plasmonics/metamaterials, optical nano-manipulations, nanophotonic materials and fabrications, and applications in biology, nano-material/device characterizations, energy and environments, and others. The scientific program will include invited talks and a poster session.


Keynote Speech

  • Satoshi Kawata (Professor Emeritus, Osaka University, Japan)

Invited Speakers

  • Chi-Kuang Sun (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Colin J.R. Sheppard (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy)
  • Din-Ping Tsai (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Fu-Jen Kao (National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan)
  • Hong-Bo Sun (Jilin University, China)
  • Keiji Sasaki (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • Mamoru Hashimoto (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • Martin Booth (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Min Gu (RMIT University, Australia)
  • Nicholas SMITH (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Prabhat Verma (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Rainer Heintzmann (Friedrich Schiller University, Germany)
  • Shi-Wei Chu (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Takuo Tanaka (RIKEN, Japan)
  • Vincent Daria (The Australian National University, Australia)
  • Xuan-Ming Duan (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Yasushi Inouye (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Yoshimasa Kawata (Shizuoka University, Japan)
  • Zouheir Sekkat (Moroccan Foundation for Science, Innovation and Research (MAScIR), Morocco)


Kawana Hotel, Ito City, Shizuoka, Japan

Located in the east of the Izu Peninsula, the Kawana Hotel is one of the best resort hotels in Japan. The classical style western hotel was built in 1935. Since then, Kawana hotel has hosted numerous celebrities including Marilyn Monroe and Joe DieMaggio during their honeymoon trip. Because of its history and wonderful hospitality, the hotel is also used as a venue for important meetings, such as the 1998 Japan-Russia Summit.
Not only for the hotel itself but also for the attached golf course, Kawana Hotel is well known. Professional golf tournaments are regularly held. There is an episode about the golf course, which might be of interested to scientists [1]:

    • A man was collecting a soil on the periphery of the golf course. From the soil sample, he isolated microorganism called Streptomyces avermectinius. The microbe was sent to Merck's laboratory in the US where it was found to display superior antiparasitic activity against the nematode worm. The active substance was named "avermectin". Avermectin represented a completely new class of compound, as it killed a range of different parasites inside as well as outside the body. It was also capable of killing insect vectors. The name of the man is Satoshi Ōmura, the Nobel Lauriate in Physiology or Medicine in 2015.

 [1] The official web site of the nobel prize

Ground Transportation

The time shcedule of trains from Kawana/Ito to Tokyo is available from hereLinkIcon. Also included is the shuttle bus service between Ito Station and Kawana Hotel.



25 Aug
14:30 Bus Departure from Keio Plaza Hotel  
19:30 - 21:30
Welcome Reception
26 Aug
09:00 - 09:05 Opening Remark Prabhat Verma
  09:05 - 09:35 Oral Session 1 Satoshi Kawata
  09:35 - 09:55   Colin Sheppard
  09:55 - 10:10   Keiji Sasaki
  10:10 - 10:40
Coffee Break
10:40 - 11:00
Oral Session 2 Min Gu
11:00 - 11:20
  Vincent Daria
11:20 - 11:40
  Fu-Jen Kao
11:40 - 12:00
Photo Session  
12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Poster Session (20 Posters)  
15:00 - 15:20
Oral Session 3 Chi-Kuang Sun
15:20 - 15:40
  Rainer Heintzmann
15:40 - 15:55
  Yoshimasa Kawata
15:55 - 16:30
Cofee Break  
16:30 - 16:50
Oral Session 4 Hong-bo Sun
16:50 - 17:10
  Zouheir Sekkat
17:10 - 17:25
  Takuo Tanaka
17:25 - 19:00
Free Time  
19:00 - 21:00
  21:00 - 21:15 Evening Session (with Drink) Nicholas SMITH
  21:15 - 21:30   Yasushi Inouye
  21:30 - 22:30    (Free Discussion)
27 Aug
  09:30 - 09:50 Oral Session 5 Din-Ping Tsai
  09:50 - 10:05   Prabhat Verma
  10:05 - 10:25   Xuan-Ming Duan
  10:25 - 11:00 Coffee Break  
  11:00 - 11:20 Oral Session 6 Martin Booth
  11:20 - 11:35   Mamoru Hashimoto
  11:35 - 11:55   Shi-Wei Chu
  11:55 - 12:00 Closing Remark Yasushi Inouye
  12:00 - 13:30 Lunch  
  13:30 - 17:00 Excursion* (Optional)  
  17:00 -  Post-Symposium Assembly** (Optional)  


* Excursion

We will visit "Jogasaki Coast", the must-visit attraction for tourists in the easten part of Izu Peninsula. We are planning to visit some other places if time allows. The tour will arrive at Ito Station (not Kawana Station) in the end.

** Post-Meeting Assembly

Walking and discussion in the natural atmosphere. This program includes dinner and accomodation at KAI Ito, Hoshino Resorts.



Registration JPY 38,000 28,000
Banquet (optional) JPY 10,000
Bus transportation from Shinjuku (optional)* JPY 5,000 0
Excursion (optional) JPY 6,000
Post-symposium assembly (optional)** JPY 26,000

* For those who are planing to attend ICO-24, the bus will depart at Keio Plaza Hotel , the conference venue of ICO-24. It is recommended to take this option. The bus will depart at 14:30.
** Includes dinner and accommodation. The accomodation for this night would be in Japanese-style rooms, where it is usual for members to share the room and sleep on the futon-tyle bed, with tatami mats, etc. In this case, you could expect to share with four other people, and the arrangement would be made by the organizers. At an extra charge you can choose single room or twin room. Additional charge is JPY 24,000 for single room and JPY 4,000 for twin room per person.

Hotel Room Rate

Special discount rates are offered to the participants of the symposium.

Room type* Rate per night
Single JPY 18,500
Twin** JPY 14,000

* Please select the prefered room type in the registration form below.
** The organizing committee arranges the mates to share the room.

Please complete registration by May 25, 2017.


Please submit one page abstract via email attachment to

The abstract due is June 25, 2017. 


Organizing Committee


Yasushi Inouye Prabhat Verma  

Katsumasa Fujita Junichi Takahara    

Local Committees:
Atsushi Taguchi Hidekazu Ishitobi Nicholas I Smith  


Contact (Katsumasa Fujita, Osaka University)