The MG-XVI conference will take place between September 25-29, 2018 at the UTokyo Kashiwa Campus, near Tokyo, Japan. We are very pleased to welcome scientists and engineers from over the world to this really special conference. As it is well-known, the first Megagauss conference was held at Frascati, Italy in 1965 and, after a gap of fourteen years, it continued uninterrupted for almost four decades, mainly organised in the U.S.A. or Russia (USSR) but there were a few exceptions: Berlin, Germany in 2004 , London, UK in 2006, Suzhou, China in 2010 and the last one in Estoril, Portugal in 2016. As usual for all the Megagauss conferences, the MG XVI conference will serve as a platform for scientists to exchange information and ideas among the members of the international scientific community in the domain of generation and application of ultra-high magnetic fields, high-energy and high-current pulsed power physics and technology, magnetic-flux compression technologies for the production of multi-megagauss fields, high magnetic field applications in basic and applied research in solid-state physics, atomic physics and chemistry, high energy density physics and for other related and novel technical applications. The MG XVI conference encourages opportunities for a strong interaction and networking among experienced and young scientists, engineers, and students involved in this extremely interesting and unique research area.