***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews December Issue
No.374 Dec. 12, 2022***
<< Contents >>
| 1. 2023 Meeting information
| -> Meeting Outline
| -> 2023 Session Information
| -> Abstract submission opens on Wed. 11 January 2023
| -> About JpGU Membership
| 2. Request for Donations (from Hajime NARUSE, Finance Committee Chair)
| 3. Notification of JpGU Members Website Scheduled Maintenance
| 4. 2023 JpGU Fellowship Program
| 5. Fifth Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and Planetary Science
| 6. From Committees
| -> Awards Committee
| -> Publicity and Outreach Committee
| 7. Information from PEPS
| -> Call for Papers: New SPEPS article collection
| -> SPEPS article collection [tdcprocess] is now complete.
| -> Latest Articles
| 8. From Science Council of Japan
| 9. What’s New
| -> Event Information
| -> Applications
| -> Career Opportunity
#1. 2023 Meeting Information

(1) Meeting Outline

[JpGU Meeting 2023]
Date: Sun, 21 – Fri, 26 May 2023 *for 6 days
Meeting format: Hybrid (on-site + online)
On-site venue: Makuhari Messe Chiba, Japan

(2) 2023 Session Information

Session information of the 2023 meeting is now available.

[2023 Sessions]

The session schedule (date and time) will be released on Monday, 19

[Restrictions of abstract submission for Union and Public sessions]
Some Union and Public sessions have abstract submission restrictions.
If you wish to submit your abstract to a Union or Public session,
please make sure to check each link below for details.
**Union Session**
**Public Session**

[Joint Sessions]
The list of joint sessions with our Partner Unions is available at:

[Co-sponsored Sessions with JpGU Society Members]
The list of co-sponsored sessions with JpGU Society Members is
available at:

[Invited Authors’ Info]
The potential invited authors are listed at:
*The list will be updated regularly.

(3) Abstract submission opens on Wed, 11 January 2023

We will start accepting abstract submissions on Wednesday, 11 January
2023. We look forward to receiving many attractive abstracts to JpGU
Meeting 2023.

[Key Dates]
Abstract submission period: 14:00 Wed, 12 JAN – 17:00 Thu, 16 FEB 2023 [JST]
Early submission deadline: 23:59 Thu, 02 FEB
Final deadline: 17:00 Thu, 16 FEB

[Abstract Submission Fee]
Early-bird submission: 6,600 JPY/ abstract *tax included
Standard submission: 8,800 JPY/ abstract *tax included

(4) About JpGU Membership

The 2023 fiscal year for members starts on 11 January 2023 (same date
as the beginning of the abstract submission). Please note that those
who newly become a member on or before January 10 will be charged
the annual dues for both FY 2022 and 2023.
Details are available at:
*We only accept credit cards to pay your membership dues, submission
fees, and registration fees. Extra charges will incur if other methods
are requested.

#2. Request for Donations (from Hajime NARUSE, Finance Committee Chair)

The size of JpGU has been increasing year by year, and the scope of
its activities is expanding significantly internationally. In addition,
the spread of COVID-19 has made it imperative to strengthen the
online conference hosting system. These activities of the JpGU have
been supported mainly by our members’ annual membership fees and
the annual meeting participation fees. However, if the current situation
continues, it will be difficult for JpGU to continue its activities
due to a significant shortage of funds to expand the administrative
structure and the online supporting system.

Therefore, we request your donation. With the broad support of our
members, the general public, and corporations, JpGU will continue to
strive to develop a prosperous, safe, and secure society by advancing
the field of earth and planetary sciences. We appreciate your
understanding of JpGU’s philosophy and activities.

Please note that you may specify the purpose of your donation (a
nursery room during meetings, student travel expenses, and costs for
section activities). If you do not determine a specific purpose for
your donation, please leave the use of your donation to us.
Your donation will be used effectively for various JpGU projects.

[How to make a donation]
You can donate by credit card from the JpGU Individual Member Site
( ) and clicking on the “Payment”
We ask for a minimum donation of 3,000 per unit. If you wish to specify
the purpose of your donation, please let the administration know
through the following form.
We will send you a payment slip by mail if you want to donate using
a payment method other than a credit card. In such case, please contact
us using the designated form below.

[Tax Deduction of Donations]
As JpGU is certified as a public interest incorporated association,
donations to JpGU are tax deductible under Article 78 of the Income
Tax Law of Japan, which allows for a tax deduction.

#3. Notification of JpGU Members Website Scheduled Maintenance

Due to the preparation for the meeting registration and abstract
submission, the JpGU members website will temporarily be closed and
all associated services will become inoperable during the following

*0:00 Fri, 23 December through 13:59 Wed, 11 January 2023 [JST]

Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause.

#4. 2023 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: Noon on Tuesday, 20 December 2022
Reference: JpGU Fellowship Recipients List

#5. Fifth Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and Planetary Science

Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) is now accepting recommendations for
candidates for the 5th Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and Planetary

JpGU has created the “Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and Planetary
Science” in 2014 to honor internationally recognized mid-career
researchers under the age of 45.

Application deadline:Noon on Thursday, 15 December 2022
Reference: The Nishida Prize Recipients List

#6. From Committees

(1) Awards Committee

To candidates of the 2023 JpGU Fellowship Program and the fifth
Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and Planetary Science

As announced in our Mailnews on our website, we are now accepting
nominations for the Japan Geoscience Union Fellowship for 2023
(deadline for nominations: noon Tue, 20 December) and for the fifth
Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and Planetary Science (deadline
nominations: noon Thu, 15 December).
We are looking forward to receiving your nominations.

Please note that the deadline for receipt of nominations is noon (12:00)
JST in both cases. Thank you for your cooperation.

Award Committee
Hodaka Kawahata and Katsuyoshi Michibayashi

(2) Publicity and Outreach Committee

Publicity and Outreach Committee JpGU will hold a winter seminar for
Senior High School students.

Name of Event: 2022 Winter Seminar for Senior High School Students
Date: Wed, 28 December 2022
Time: 13:00-16:00
Event format: Hybrid (online and on-site)
Local Venue: The University of Tokyo
Participation fee: Free of charge (online participation is also open to public)
Lecturers: Takeshi Imamura, Tsuyoshi Iizuka
(Available in Japanese)

#7. Information from PEPS

(1) Call for Papers: New SPEPS article collection

The submission for a new SPEPS (Special call for excellent papers on
hot topics) series has been opened.
“Water-carbon cycles and terrestrial changes in the Arctic and
subarctic regions”
(Submission deadline: 31 August 2023)
For more information, please check the SPEPS website at:

(2) SPEPS article collection [tdcprocess] is now complete.

SPEPS [Thermal, dynamical, and chemical processes in our early Solar
System] has completed with the publication of the Preface paper that
summarizes this SPEPS. We would like to thank the authors, co-authors,
and the many people who have taken their valuable time to review the
You can read the papers in this series at SpringerOpen website.

(3) Latest Articles
The following articles were published.

@ Takeru Ohno, Hitoshi Irie, Masahiro Momoi, Arlindo M. da Silva:
Quantitative evaluation of mixed biomass burning and anthropogenic
aerosols over the Indochina Peninsula using MERRA-2 reanalysis
products validated by sky radiometer and MAX-DOAS observations.

@ Kazuto Mikuni, Naoto Hirano, Norikatsu Akizawa et al.:
Lithological structure of western Pacific lithosphere reconstructed
from mantle xenoliths in a petit-spot volcano.

@Takazo Shibuya, Ken Takai:
Liquid and supercritical CO2 as an organic solvent in Hadean seafloor
hydrothermal systems: implications for prebiotic chemical evolution.

@Jun Tsuchiya, Elizabeth C. Thompson:
The role of hydrogen bonds in hydrous minerals stable at lower mantle
pressure conditions.

@Audrey Bouvier, Makoto Kimura, Eiji Ohtani et al:
Preface for article collection “Thermal, dynamical, and chemical
processes in our early Solar System”.

@ Hidetoshi Masuda, Daisuke Sugawara, Tomoya Abe, Kazuhisa Goto:
To what extent tsunami source information can be extracted from
tsunami deposits? Implications from the 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami
deposits and sediment transport simulations.

@Tatsuya Kubota, Tatsuhiko Saito, Ryota Hino:
A new mechanical perspective on a shallow megathrust near-trench slip
from the high-resolution fault model of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake.

#8. From Science Council of Japan

JpGU acts as liaison with the Science Council of Japan.
Below is the archive of the distributed newsletters from the Science
Council of Japan.


(Available in Japanese)

#9. What’s New

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

The 6th Neutron and Muon School
Date: 12 – 16 Dec 2022
Format: Hybrid (Online & J-PARC MLF & JRR-3)

PERC Int’l symposium on Dust & Parent bodies (IDP2023)
Date: 27 Feb – 01 Mar 2023
Format: Hybrid (Online & Tokyo Skytree Town Campus of CIT)

(2) Applications

Application for Joint Use/Research program of IPM 2022 (Second term)
[Application deadline: 27 Jan 2023]

(3) Career Opportunity

SDSU UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Earthquake Science and
Applied Geophysics
[Application deadline: 15 DEC 2022]

Ph.D in Geophysics Program

Associate Professor Position in Disaster Prevention Research Institute,
Kyoto University
[Application deadline: 19 DEC 2022]

Professor Position in the Research Section of Space Geodesy, Disaster
Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
[Application deadline: 19 DEC 2022]

Recruitment of Researcher or Postdoctoral Researcher in Research
and Development Center for Earthquake and Tsunami Forecasting (FEAT),
[Application deadline: 19 DEC 2022]

Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and
Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology
[Application deadline: 20 DEC 2022]

JAMSTEC is recruiting one position as a Senior Researcher or
Researcher. (DKS22-005)
[Application deadline: 25 DEC 2022]

Job Posting for Research Staff at Earth-Life Science Institute
[Application deadline: 31 DEC 2022]

Recruitment of Postdoctoral Researcher at Institute of Arctic Climate
and Environment Research, Research Institute for Global Change, JAMSTEC
[Application deadline: 04 JAN 2023]

Recruitment of Project Researcher (II) or Postdoctoral Researcher in
Research Center for Environmental Modeling and Application (CEMA),
[Application deadline: 12 JAN 2023]

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