Japan Geoscience Union Mail News No.118 August 31, 2011
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asking for announcement and recommendation of
representative election Gaku Kimura,
president of JpGU
1. Message asking for announcement and recommendation of candidacy for
Gaku Kimura, president of JpGU
announcing your candidacy for the representative election is
closed on September 15, 2011.
pass resolutions regarding executive official elections,
confirmation of project master plans and other operation policies
together with society
members at ordinary and extraordinary general staff meetings.
Please be active to announce your candidacy or recommend
questions are shown here for reference.
What are roles of representatives?
(1) Election and dismissal of executive
(2) Amount of executive officials’ reward and its rule
(3) Alteration of the statute
(4) Business report and financial statement for every
(5) Standards for admission and membership fee
(6) Expulsion of members
(7) Disposition and inheritance of long-term borrowings and
(8) Dissolution and disposition of surplus assets
(9) Amalgamation, total or partial assignment of business,
discontinuance of business for public purpose
(10) Issues to be discussed at the general staff meeting at
the request of
the board of directors
Other issues to be resolved at the general staff meeting as
by law or this statute
Q: Is it necessary to have a status for
the fixed position?
A: No. It’s the only one condition to be a member of
Japan Geoscience Union.
Q: What will you do if the number of candidates is less than
A: In that case, we don’t conduct the representative
election, and all candidates automatically become
By-election is to be held according to the Detailed
Regulations of Representative election, Article 6-3.
It says The number of representatives
doesn’t exceed the fixed number, election is not conducted
and candidates become successful automatically. When the
number of representatives doesn’t reach the fixed number,
by-election is called.
Q: What is the necessary number of votes for the election to
A: There’s no rule. But please be active to vote.
If some candidates capture the same number of votes, the
younger candidate is elected, according to Detailed
Regulations of Representative election, Article 6.
Q: Representative election is conducted according each
Can I see the list of members of each section?
A: Now, we don’t have such kind of system.
But if you can obtain agreement whom you want to recommend,
you can freely recommend him or her to his or her preferable
For further details, please visit our following URL (Only in
Announcement of Representative election of Japan Geoscience
representatives of Japan Geoscience Union expires on March
31, 2012, and the 2nd representative election was announced
on August 3.
Representatives become executive board members, and can be
section presidents ofJapan Geoscience Union.
They pass resolutions regarding executive official
elections, confirmation of project master plans and other
operation policies together with society members at ordinary
and extraordinary general staff meetings.
details, please see the regulations and minute regulations.
August 3, 2011
Election of Japan Geoscience Union
◆Representative election procesure◆
Members who have finished membership subscription by October 28, 2011
are eligible to vote.
Members can cast votes for at most 5 representatives in their electoral
Members who have finished membership subscription by August 14, 2011 can
be a candidate of
The term is 2 years starting from April 1 in 2012.
4. How to be a candidate
To stand as a candidate, at least one recommendation by JpGU members is
To recommend someone, the consent by the candidate is necessary.
to announce your candidacy
Please fill in the necessary form in the membership subscription page
by September 15, 2011.
6.Number of representatives
The number of representatives is defined to double the number of society
members on the day before the official public announcement,
2, 2011.The number of representatives is from 80 to 200.
After the election, 30 representatives are to be divided into six
electoral zones, each at least
with five representatives. The rest of them are to be prorated into six
electoral zones according
to the number of
regular members on the day before the official pubic announcement or
August 2, 2011.
Number of the representatives of each electoral zone is shown below.
Space and planetary sciences: 15
Atmospheric, Ocean, and Environmental Sciences: 18
Human Geosciences: 13
Solid Earth Sciences: 29
Education and outreach: 12
August 3, Wednesday, 2011 Official public announcement of Representative
August 15, Monday, 2011 Declaration of candidacy starts
September 15, Thursday, 2011 Declaration of candidacy finishes
September 29, Thursday, 2011 Casting ballots starts
October 28, Friday, 2011 Casting ballot finishes
November 4, Friday, 2011 Ballot counting and reporting the result
8.How to vote
Each regular member can vote for up to five candidates of his/her electoral
Elected representatives or staff, together with society members, are to
elect board members, confirm project programs and resolve various
concerning the management of this union in the regular or extraordinary general meetings of members.
General meeting of members is the supreme decision-making body of this
access the following URL.
1.Candidacy Notification Form (Please log-in the membership subscription
page and this form is linked there.)
2.Candidacy Recommendation Form (Please log-in the membership
subscription page and this form is linked there.)
Regulations of Board of Elections:http://www.jpgu.org/e/whatsnew/090819senkan_kisoku_e.html
Regulations of Representative election:http://www.jpgu.org/e/whatsnew/090819senkyo-kisoku_e.html
Detailed regulations of Representative election:http://www.jpgu.org/e/whatsnew/090819senkyo-saisoku_e.html
We sincerely hope our members will run for the election and vote for
We also hope you, who has not finished membership subscription of Japan Geoscience Union and positively become engaged in the management.
※Please be sure to pay annual dues if you haven’t paid them yet.
check your status from the following URL:
don’t remember your ID or password, please do not hesitate to ask us.
2. Open recruitment
details, please see the Japanese version.
details, please check the Japanese version.
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Phone: +81-6914-2080 Fax: +81-3-6914-2088