***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews December Issue
No.361 Dec. 15, 2021***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Eiichi Tajika, President of JpGU
| (Available in Japanese)
| 2. 2022 Meeting Information
| -> Meeting Outline
| -> 2022 Session Information
| -> Abstract submission opens on January 12, 2022
| -> About JpGU Membership
| 3. Call for Donations to Promote the Advancement of the Online
| Conference System – further again
| 4. 2022 JpGU Fellowship Program (Deadline approaching: Dec 31st)
| 5. 2022 Japan Geoscience Union Scientific Award “Miyake Prize”
| (Deadline approaching: Jan 14th)
| 6. From Committees
| -> Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool
| -> Educational Affairs Committee
| -> Publicity and Outreach Committee
| -> Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
| 7. Information from PEPS
| -> APC (Article Processing Charge) to be changed
| -> Featured Articles
| -> Latest Articles
| 8. What’s new
| -> Events
| -> Applications
| -> Career Opportunity
#1. Preface by Eiichi Tajika, President of JpGU
(Available in Japanese)

#2. (1) Meeting Outline

[JpGU Meeting 2022]
Date: May 22 (SUN) – June 2 (THU), 2022
[Hybrid phase] 5/22 (SUN) – 5/27 (FRI)
[Online poster session phase] 5/29 (SUN) – 6/2 (THU)
Meeting format: Hybrid (on-site + online)
On-site venue: Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan
*The meeting format and dates may change depending on the situation.
We will promptly inform you in such a case.

(2) 2022 Session Information

Session information of the 2022 meeting and the schedule (date and
time) during the hybrid phase are now available.

[2022 Sessions]

[2022 Session Schedule-at-a-glance during hybrid phase]

*The schedule-at-a-glance shows the oral and on-site poster schedules during
the hybrid phase.
We will announce the session schedule of the online poster
session phase separately later.

*The duration of PM3 was originally set at 75 minutes, but we decided
to change it to 90 minutes, the same duration as oral sessions.
[Session hours (revised)] *in JST
AM1: 9:00 – 10:30AM
AM2: 10:45AM – 12:15PM
PM1: 1:45 – 3:15PM
PM2: 3:30 – 5:00PM
PM3: 5:15 – 6:45 PM <- changed
Although the core time for posters is set at PM3, the poster hall
will be open all day. We also encourage discussions during the

(3) Abstract submission opens on January 12 (WED), 2022

We will start accepting abstract submissions on January 12, 2022!

[Key Dates]

Abstract submission period: JAN 12 (WED) – FEB 17 (THU), 2022
Early submission deadline: FEB 3 (THU) at 11:59PM JST
Final deadline: FEB 17 (THU) at 5PM JST

We look forward to receiving many attractive abstracts to JpGU Meeting

(4) About JpGU Membership

The 2022 fiscal year for members starts on January 12, 2022 (same
date as the beginning of the abstract submission).
Please note that those who newly become a member on or before January
11 will be charged the annual dues for both FY 2021 and 2022.
Details are available at:

*We only accept credit cards to settle your membership dues, submission
fees, and registration fees. Extra charges will incur if other methods
are requested.

#3. Call for Donations to Promote the Advancement of the Online
Conference System – further again.

Michio Kawamiya
Chair, Finance committee

Since this February, Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) has been seeking
donations to help fund developments in the online hosting system. We
are resending the announcement since the deadline of January 31,
2022, is approaching. We are very grateful for the understanding and
support shown by many of our members about the purpose of this call.
Donations can be made by clicking on the banner in the “News” box
on the left side of the JpGU website (, with
a minimum of 5000 yen.

We would like to express our gratitude to all JpGU members for their
sustained support for the JpGU activities, including the 2021
Meeting held in May – June, which was held entirely online for
the second year in a row. We understand from your feedback that
many of you both appreciated the advantages of the online format
for the JpGU 2021 meeting and at the same time reaffirmed the
merits of meeting colleagues and friends face-to-face. To help answer
these needs, we plan to hold JpGU 2022 with a hybrid format that
has both onsite and online components. All of us involved are
enthusiastically working to prepare the best meeting possible in
a novel style that combines the benefits of both remote and physical
communications. As we look further to the 2023 meeting and beyond,
we anticipate that there will be an increasing need to develop and
refine the online system for hosting academic meetings in the post-
Corona era. We believe our JpGU members are best served by us
continuing to take on the challenges of improving our society through
these unprecedented times.

Please note, we also accept donations from non-members, corporations,
and voluntary organizations. If you know someone close by who might
consider donating, we would be grateful if you could pass on the
information about this opportunity.

#4. 2022 JpGU Fellowship Program (Deadline approaching: Dec 31st)

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 Friday, 2021
Reference: JpGU Fellowship Recipients List

#5. 2022 Japan Geoscience Union Scientific Award “Miyake Prize”
(Deadline approaching: Jan 14th)

JpGU is now accepting nominations of candidates for the
recipient of Japan Geoscience Union Scientific Award “Miyake Prize”.
JpGU has established the Miyake Prize to honor researchers who have
proven an exceptional level of research in the broad field of
Materials Sciences related to Geoscience using a new approach,
attaining international recognition.
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, 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.

Nomination submission: See details below to prepare and submit requested documents by the deadline.
Deadline for application: January 14th Friday, 2022
Reference: Introduction of past recipients

#6. From Committees

(1) Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool
(Available in Japanese)

(2) Educational Affairs Committee

The Japan Geoscience Union has established a teacher’s license
renewal course (selection area for subject guidance, etc., 1 course
for 6 hours) to promote earth and planetary science education. From
November 16th, we will start accepting applications for the two renewal
courses that will be held on December 27th and 28th.Please let the
relevant school teachers know these license renewal courses. Only if
the capacity is not fulfilled, we will accept (charged) those who are
not eligible for the license renewal course this year.

(3) Publicity and Outreach Committee

JpGU will hold a winter seminar for Senior High School students.

Name of Event: 2021 Winter Seminar for Senior High School Students
-Lecture in commemoration of Dr. Manabe’s Nobel Prize in Physics-
Date and Time: December 25 (SAT) 13:00-16:00
Event format: Online
Fee: Free of Charge
(Available in Japanese)

(4) Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee

[GeoSciEd IX 2022]
GeoSciEd IX 2022 will be held at Kunibiki Messe, Matsue in Shimane
Prefecture during August 21 to 25, 2022 by International Geoscience
Education Organisation (IGEO), Japan Society of Earth Science
Education, and Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee.
Please see at for more information.

#7. Information from PEPS

(1) APC (Article Processing Charge) to be changed

Thank you very much for your contribution and cooperation to PEPS.
We would like to inform you that the APC will be changed from January
2022 after review of foreign currency rates by publishers (Springer-
Submissions from Japan, Asia, and USA are denominated in dollars, so
APC will not change.

(Current APC for JpGU-Member):
1040EUR/ 1352USD/ 944 GBP (20% discount)
(New APC for JpGU-Member):
1112EUR/ 1352USD/ 992 GBP (20% discount)
(Current APC for Non-Member):
1300EUR/ 1690USD/ 1180 GBP
(New APC for Non-Member):
1390EUR/ 1690USD/ 1240 GBP
The new APC will be applied from January submissions.
Please take notice of the date of submission if you are preparing
to submit manuscripts to PEPS.

(2) Featured Articles

We will introduce the featured articles selected by the editor-in-
chief from the papers published in the past every month.

@ Chunyu Ding et al.: Compositional variations along the route of
Chang’e-3 Yutu rover revealed by the lunar penetrating radar.

Compositional variations of TiO2+FeO distribution along the route of
Chang’e-3 Yutu rover are revealed by the lunar penetrating radar. The
TiO2 + FeO content map derived by the radar has a much higher spatial
resolution compared to orbital observation.This provides important
information on current status of the lunar exploration by Chang’e-3
Yutu rover.

@HAJIME AKIMOTO et al.: B An empirical approach toward the SLCP
reduction targets in Asia for the mid-term climate change mitigation.

Co-control of SLCPs together with the emission reduction of CO2 is
attracting attention as a mid-term mitigation measure for climate
change. This study argues its effectiveness from a quantitative

(3) Latest Articles

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

@ Atsushi Urai et al.: Detection of planktonic coenzyme factor 430
in a freshwater lake: Small-scale analysis for archaeal methanogenesis.

@ Yusuke Yokota et al.: Crustal deformation detection capability of
the GNSS-A seafloor geodetic observation array (SGO-A), provided
by Japan Coast Guard.

@ Norikatsu Akizawa et al.: Geochemical characteristics of back-arc
basin lower crust and upper mantle at final spreading stage of
Shikoku Basin: an example of Mado Megamullion.

@ Keiko Shirota et al.: Changes in surface water masses in the
northern East China Sea since the Last Glacial Maximum based on
diatom assemblages.

@ Shunya Kaneki: Frictional heating in a thick fault zone with
empirical slip-weakening friction: implications for slip parameter
estimation from temperature observations in deep fault drilling.

#8. What’s New

(1) Events
*Events may be cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19.
Please check the event website for the latest information.

PERC International symposium on Dust & Parent bodies (IDP2022)
Date: Feb 21 – 23, 2022

Crystallography under extreme conditions – the future is bright and
very compressed
Date: Jun 3 – 11, 2022

GeoSciEd IX 2022
Date: Aug 21 – 25, 2022

(2) Applications

Application for Joint Use/Research program of IPM 2022 (First Term)
[Deadline: JAN/31/2022]

Application for Joint Use/Research Program of IPM 2021 (Second Term)
[Deadline: MAR/31/2022]

(3) Career Opportunity

Pan-Arctic Climate Change Projection Research Group, Institute of
Arctic Climate and Environment Research (IACE), Research Institute
for Global Change (RIGC) Recruitment of a Researcher (Ⅱ)
[Deadline: DEC/17/2021]

Earthquake Forecasting Research Group, Research and Development
Center for Earthquake and Tsunami Forecasting (FEAT), Research
Institute for Marine Geodynamics (IMG) Recruitment of Postdoctoral
Researcher (CGP21-006)
[Deadline: DEC/20/2021]

Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo: Recruitment
Information for Project Researcher (STAR-E Project)
[Deadline: DEC/24/2021]

Institute of Arctic Climate and Environment Research (IACE), Research
Institute for Global Change (RIGC) Recruitment of an Engineer (AKE21-019)
[Deadline: JAN/5/2022]

Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research Group, Earth Surface System
Research Center (ESS), Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC)
Recruitment of Postdoctoral Researcher (AGP21-022)
[Deadline: JAN/6/2022]

Marine Ecosystem Research Group, Earth Surface System Research Center
(ESS), Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC) Recruitment of
Project Researcher (Ⅱ) (AGS21-024)
[Deadline: JAN/6/2022]

Physical and Chemical Oceanography Research Group, Global Ocean
Observation Research Center (GOORC), Research Institute for Global
Change (RIGC) Recruitment of a Researcher (Ⅱ) (AKS21-021)
[Deadline: JAN/21/2022]

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