Now Accepting Participation Applications

You can register on your own, or with friends, family, or colleagues, and there are no age or gender restrictions. And we welcome participants to join from all over the world!
The Conference will be held in English and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation.

Speakers will be announced as they are finalized. The program (flow) of the day will be announced in mid- to late-June.
Those who have registered (and have already paid) for the Conference will be receiving various e-mail notifications from time to time from late June on how to participate, so please make sure you don't miss anything. Around that time, we will also be sending an email to participants who have already paid for the program, information on participation, a gift box, etc.

About Registration
(Please read carefully)

  • After you register using the registration form, you will receive an email confirming your application.
    Please read it carefully, as it will contain details on how, where, and when to make the payment.
    (No mobile email or Hotmail addresses, please.)

Included in the registration fee:

  • 1:Conference gift box including program*
    *To be mailed to those in Japan.
  • 2:Simultaneous interpretation (Japanese and English) for lectures, etc.
  • 3:Full-day participation in the 27th ICWB
  • 4:Matching Sponsors and Sponsees will have online meetings before and after the Conference.
  • Other Notes about the Application, etc.

Application Plans

Please read the " Other Notes about the Application, etc." above and apply for the plan that suits you.
First, please select the category that applies to you:


Individual Registration(Age 23 and over, or from outside Japan)

Participate as: Individual, Peer Member, ex-Japan participant, or Matching Sponsor

How to apply

If you are participating as a General Individual, you can register from the following with the fee below:

Participation fee

Registration Period /
Payment Due Date
Participation Fee
July 5, 2022 by 11:00 a.m. 22,000 JPY
July 5, 2022 after 11:00 a.m. 33,000 JPY
Participation fees are based on the date of payment, not the date of application.
General Individual Participation

Many participants pay their own way to the Conference. If you would like to register and pay for the Conference yourself, please click here.

Participate from outside of Japan

This is the application window exclusively for participants from outside of Japan. The necessary information will be sent to you by e-mail or other means.
<16,280 JPY (flat rate), without gift box>

Become a Matching Sponsor to support students’ participation

Matching Sponsor is a program in which a businessperson who attend the Conference assists one (or two, even more) students to participate in the program free of charge. If you are interested in supporting an exceptional middle school, high school, or college student, please apply to be a Matching Sponsor.

Application deadline:June 15, 11:00 a.m.Registration has been closed


Individual Registration(Students in Japan/ Age 22 and under)

Participate as: Student/under 22 years old or as Matching Sponsee

How to apply

Students or those under 22 years old can participate in the event by following the instructions below.

Participation age 22 and under

Participants 22 years of age and under receive a discounted participation fee. In past years, there have been many junior-high-school, high-school, and college students who actively participate on their own, for example, by saving their allowance or part-time job money. Of course, working adults under the age of 22 are also welcome. Why don't you come and experience the opportunity to gain "real" knowledge, experience, and new perspectives that will be useful in the future?

Discount price:16,280 JPY

Participation with the support of a "Matching Sponsor" (for students only)

If you are a junior-high-school, high-school, or university student and would like to have a your participation fee paid for by a Sponsor, please apply here. In our Sponsor system, working participants agree to pay the fee for a student (or two or three) who could not otherwise attend. You must apply in advance with a short essay about your motivation and purpose for attending the Conference. The Secretariat will review your application and match you with a Sponsor who will support you before and after the Conference. Before the Conference, you will meet with that person online to thank him or her and express your willingness to participate. After the Conference, you will attend a meeting with other Matching Sponsors and Sponsees (students) and submit a report to the Secretariat. This meeting and learning experience is very enriching, and more than 200 seniors have already participated in the program in the past. We also have gatherings with those participants to share their experiences afterward. Please note that not all applicants can be matched with a Sponsor.

Application deadline:July 4, 11:00 a.m.

The following are prerequisites for those applying with the support of a "Matching Sponsor". Please be sure to read them

Participation in pre- and post-Conference meetings with the Sponsor

You will have the opportunity to meet your Sponsors via Zoom on Friday, July 8, 18:30-19:30, two days before the Conference, and on Wednesday, July 13, 18:30-19:30, after the Conference. Meeting your Sponsors will surely be a positive experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

Pre- and post-Conference essay submission

It is a condition of participation that you submit a pre- and post-Conference essay that describes your motivation and objectives before the Conference, your learning and experiences on the day of the Conference, and your encounters with your Matching Sponsors. Instructions on how to write the essay will be provided in July. The content is not difficult, but please put thought into your essay. Essays and photos will be posted on the website.


We will read the essay written at the time of application and match you with an available Sponsor.

Notification of Sponsor Decision

We will send you the results by email by Wednesday, July 6, 2022.
Once you receive that email, please be sure to reply by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2022.
If you do not reply by the deadline, your application will be considered invalid.

No cancellations will be accepted once a decision has been made.

Please note that Sponsors will pay for your participation fee so you cannot cancel your participation after the decision is made. Plenary sessions are 10 hours long; you must attend the entire session from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

There will be general participation.

If you are not matched with a Sponsor, we encourage you to attend at the special price for those 22 years of age and under.


For groups of 2 or more people

Participate as: a group, organization or Corporate Partner.

How to apply

If you are applying as a group, organization, or Corporate Partner, you can participate in the following ways:

Participation fee

Registration Period /
Payment Due Date
Participation Fee
July 5, 2022 by 11:00 a.m. 22,000 JPY
July 5, 2022 after 11:00 a.m. 33,000 JPY
Participation fees are based on the date of payment, not the date of application.
Groups of two or more participants who wish to make a lump-sum payment by a Representative

If you are a family, friends, a company, or other group of two or more people who plan to participate but would like to make a lump-sum payment, please follow the flow chart below to apply.

Other Notes about the Application, etc.

  • We will take all necessary security measures to prevent unauthorized access, leakage, loss, destruction, or alteration of personal information by third parties. For details on the handling of personal information, please refer to the Privacy Policy on the Application Form page.
  • In the unlikely event that a participant is unable to participate after payment has been made, it is possible to change the participant.
    If you wish to change the participant, please send an e-mail to the Secretariat with the name of the person who applied for the Conference and the name, address, e-mail, and contact information of the person who will attend on your behalf.
  • Recording or videotaping of Conference participation is prohibited for all participants.
  • Photos and videos will be taken, which may be used for our website and reports.
  • Once the participation fee has been paid, it is non-refundable for any reason. The program and speakers are subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances. Even in such cases, the registration fee will not be refunded.