***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews October Issue
No.329 October 11, 2019***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
| (Available in Japanese)
| 2. Donation request for this year by Finance Committee
| 3. Asking you to vote for representative election
| 4. The JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020 Information
| -> Deadline to Submit Session Proposals is TODAY (Oct 11, 5:00p.m. JST)
| -> Important Dates
| -> Exhibit Information
| -> Major Changes from the 2019 Meeting
| 5. 2020 JpGU Fellowship Program
| 6. 2020 Japan Geoscience Union Scientific Award “Miyake Prize”
| 7. From Committees
| -> Educational Subcommittee for International Affairs
| 8. Information from PEPS
| -> SPEPS (Special call for excellent papers on hot topics) article collections
| -> Latest Articles
| 9. What’s new
| -> Event Information
| -> Career Opportunity
#1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
(Available in Japanese)

#2. Donation request for this year by Finance Committee

Since last year, we have asked everyone to donate with the goal of
“500 donations of 3000 yen in 5 fiscal years”. This is a requirement
(Certification as an Organization of Tax Credits for Contributions)
that makes it possible to choose a way of making a donation that would
be more tax-beneficial for the Earth and Planetary Science Coalition
to make a donation, and will encourage the Earth and Planetary Science
Coalition to make more donations. The number of donations fell short
of 500 at the end of the previous fiscal year. If we receive about 100
more donations this fiscal year, we will achieve our goal. Those who
donated last year will be counted again this year, so please cooperate
again. As a member of the Finance Committee, we have received many
donations to strengthen our financial base and to improve our services
without raising membership fees or participation fees.
The donation you wish to make is a general donation as stated in
Article 2 of the Rules for the Handling of Donations
This is defined as “A donation to be received by the general public,
including members of this corporation, through a regular fundraising
activity” and can be recruited on a regular basis. According to
Article 3, “General contributions shall be raised for the purpose of
using 50% or more of the total amount of contributions for the
business for public interest purposes provided for in Article 5 of the
Articles of Incorporation.” In reality, the entire amount is used for
the public utilities of the Japan Geoscience Union. (The Japan
Geoscience Union has a 95: 5 ratio of utility expenses to general
administrative expenses. The total budget for this fiscal year is
about 170 million yen.) Article 6 stipulates that (Note: Fund-raising
prospectuses are limited to specific donations.) “Upon receipt of a
general donation or a specified donation, a thank-you note, receipt,
and a prospectus for raising funds under Article 4, Paragraph 1 shall
be sent to the donator without delay. The receipt set forth in the
preceding paragraph shall state that the donation is a donation
related to the business for public interest purposes of this
corporation, the amount of the donation, and the date of receipt
thereof.” Article 9 stipulates information disclosure and Article 10
stipulates personal information protection.
As I have outlined above, we use our donations with great care, and
we pay close attention to how we handle them. I would like to add that
donations from your family will be added to the total for the number
of family members (You don’t have to be a member of JpGU to donate.).
For more information on how to make a donation, please visit the
following URL.


In order to avoid raising the membership and participation fees, we
ask for your cooperation once again.

#3. Asking you to vote for representative election

Voting for Representative Election started on October 2nd, 2019.
Representatives elected by JpGU members can be candidates of section
presidents and candidates of the referential election for directors,
and are entitled to vote on it.

Anyone who is a fully paid up JpGU member as of 5pm Japan time on
11th July 2019 is eligible to vote. Each electoral zone will choose
a fixed number of representatives. Voters can cast votes for one or
more candidates in their electoral zone, the maximum number of votes
per voter being half of the number of representatives to be chosen
for their electoral zone.

[How to vote]
Please log-in from the following URL with your ID and password
and click ‘Representative Election.’
[JpGU Members Site]

Please visit the website below to learn more.

[List of Candidates]

[Recent schedule]
Voting starts: 9am on Wednesday October 2nd 2019
Voting ends: 5pm on Friday November 1st 2019
Announcement of results: Monday November 7th 2019
*All dates and times are in Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00).

Election Administration Committee members

#4. The JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020 Information

(1) Deadline to Submit Session Proposals is TODAY (Oct 11, 5:00p.m. JST)

The session proposal deadline for JpGU-AGU 2020 is closing in a few hours.

Session Proposal is available from Session Proposal Online System

[2020 Meeting Website] *Guidelines here.

[Joint Sessions with EGU/ AOGS] * Deadline: 11 Oct, 5:00 p.m.
To be a joint session with EGU and/or AOGS, separate application is
required. Please submit a proposal from the following link.

[Co-Sponsored Sessions with Society Members]
Co-sponsored sessions with Society Members does not require
applications to JpGU but conveners should contact each Society’s
representatives directly.

(2) Important Dates

Session Proposal Deadline—————-> Oct 11 (FRI), 5:00 p.m. JST
Session List and Schedule Release ——-> Dec 2 (MOM)
Abstract Submission ———————> Jan 7 (TUE), 2020
Meeting Registration ——————–> Jan 7 (TUE)
Early Abstract Submission Deadline ——> Feb 4 (TUE) at 11:59 p.m. JST
Final Abstract Submission Deadline ——> Feb 18 (FRI) at 5:00 p.m. JST
Final Program Release ——————-> Mar 13 (FRI)
Early Registration Deadline ————-> May 8 (FRI) at 11:59 .pm. JST
Abstract PDF Release ——————–> May 15 (FRI)
JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020 ————-> May 24 (SUN)- 28 (THU), 2020

(3) Exhibit Information
The online Exhibitors Booth Application is planned to be opened in
Stay tuned for more information and updates.

(4) Major Changes from the 2019 Meeting

-Bank transfer from affiliated institutions is not available from 2020.
The only acceptable payment method is by credit card.
If you experience technical difficulties or have any concerns regarding
payment, please contact us using the designated form below.

-Lunch time is extended from 90min to 120min.
Due to this change, PM1 starts at 14:15 and the PM3 (Poster core time)
ends at 19:00.

#5. 2020 JpGU Fellowship Program

Fellowship Program confers fellowship honors upon individuals who
have made contributions to the field of geoscience research in Japan
by making significant discoveries breakthroughs or paradigm shift,
or contributing to the development of Japanese geoscience and the
dissemination of geoscientific knowledge.

Please see the details shown below and send the documents necessary
for the nomination by the deadline.

Nomination deadline: December 31st Tuesday, 2019
Reference: JpGU Fellowship Recipients List

#6. 2020 Japan Geoscience Union Scientific Award “Miyake Prize”

JpGU is now accepting recommendations for candidates for the
recipient of Japan Geoscience Union Scientific Award “Miyake Prize”.
The prize is named after Prof. Yasuo Miyake who provided a proposal
and a donation for support.
Nominees must be recommended to be considered for selection, and we
will recognize recommendations from the candidate him or herself, as
well as those from others. They shall then be recommended from among
the nominations reviewed by the Evaluation Committee, it acting as
an advisory body to the JpGU President. Successful nominees shall be
those from among the recommended nominations who are then approved
by the JpGU Board of Directors.

Deadline for application: February 15th Wednesday, 2020
Reference: Introduction of Recipient in 2018

#7. From Committees

(1) Educational Subcommittee for International Affairs

The 2nd Earth Science Week Japan
Period: October 14 – 20, 2019
Place: Museum of Natural and Environmental History, Shizuoka
Special exhibition: Hayabusa 2 Special lecture (October 19), Geogashi
Kitchen (October 19), GeoTour at Izu Peninsula Geopark (October 20)
For further details, see the following URL. (Only in Japanese.)

#8. Information from PEPS

(1) SPEPS (Special call for excellent papers on hot topics) article

PEPS welcomes SPEPS special issue proposals on topics related to the
science sections of JpGU. Please contact for SPEPS

Currently, we are looking forward to receiving your excellent
manuscripts on:
“Projection and impact assessment of global change”
Submission deadline: December 31, 2019

For more information, please see the SPEPS page at:

(2) Latest Articles

The following articles were published. You can download and read
interesting articles from the PEPS web site at:

@Bjorn Stevens et al.: DYAMOND: the DYnamics of the Atmospheric
general circulation Modeled On Non-hydrostatic Domains.
@Yuta Isaji et al.: Biomarker records and mineral compositions of the
Messinian halite and K–Mg salts from Sicily.
@Akira Nagano et al.: Wind-driven decadal sea surface height and main
pycnocline depth changes in the western subarctic North Pacific.

#9. What’s new

(1) Event Information

Planet2/RESCEU Symposium 2019
“From Protoplanetary Disks through Planetary System Architecture to
Planetary Atmospheres and Habitability”
Date: Oct 14-18, 2019
Venue: Bankoku Shinryokan Okinawa Resort Mice Facility, Okinawa

IAVCEI 2021 Scientific Assembly
Date: Feb 15 (SAT) – 19 (WED), 2020
Place: Rotorua, New Zealand
Details: The Local Organising Committee, on behalf of the International
Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior,
invite the global volcanological community to convene in New Zealand
for the IAVCEI 2021 Scientific Assembly.
Session proposal deadline is 1 November.

PERC International Symposium on Dust & Parent Bodies 2020 (IDP2020)
Date: Feb 25-27, 2019
Venue: Tokyo Skytree Town Campus of Chiba Institute of Technology, Tokyo
Details: If you wish to give a contributed talk or present a poster,
please complete online registration by Friday, November 8, 2019,
10:00 a.m. JST (UTC+9).

(2) Career Opportunity

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Arctic Geochemical Cycle Research Group, Institute Arctic Climate and
Environment Research (IACE), Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC)
Recruitment of Postdoctoral Researcher

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
FY2020 Climate Variability Prediction and Application Research Group,
Application Laboratory (APL), Research Institute for
Value-Added-Information Generation (VAiG) Recruitment of Scientist or
Technical Scientist

San Diego State University
Graduate Student

Nagoya University
Announcement of a faculty vacancy in Earth and Planetary Science Division,
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of
Environmental Studies, Nagoya University

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