***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews July Issue
No.381 10 July 2023***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Representatives Election
| 2. Post 2023 Meeting Announcements
| -> Post-meeting Survey Report
| -> On-demand webcast of Union sessions & events [ends on 31 Aug]
| -> Certificates of attendance and presentation
| -> Contact tool among conveners and presenters
| -> Public Release of 2023 Meeting Participation Site (Confit)
| -> Lost and Found
| -> Announcement and survey request from Union Session
| 3. Announcement of 2023 OSPA Winners
| 4. Report on Poster Presentation by High School Students at JpGU 2023
| 5. About the Quiz Rally in JpGU 2023
| 6. Information from PEPS
| -> PEPS Receives new Impact Factor: (5 years IF = 4.1, IF=3.9,
| -> Latest Articles
| 7. From Science Council of Japan
| 8. What’s New
| -> Event Information
| -> Career Opportunity
#1. Representatives Election

The term of office of representatives elected in 2022 expires on 31
March 2024, and the next representatives election will be announced
at the beginning of August this year. Only JpGU regular members who
have paid the membership fee by the day before the public announcement
of the representatives election are eligible to be candidates, to be
nominators, and to vote. To be a JpGU regular member, approval by the
board of directors is required after the application through online
The board meeting will be held on 26 July, and the day before this
board meeting (25 July, 5:00 p.m. (JST)) is the deadline for member-
ship application through online system. Your payment status of your
membership fee can be found on your member’s page. Please complete
your payment for JpGU member-ship at your earliest convenience.

#2. Post 2023 Meeting Announcements

(1) Post-meeting Survey Report

We conducted a post-meeting survey from 30 May – 16 June. We would
like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who responded to
the survey and gave us valuable feedbacks.

The results of the survey are summarized below.

We will consider your opinions and requests carefully and make use
of them for the next meeting. Thank you.

(2) On-demand webcast of Union sessions & events

On-demand webcast of some Union sessions and events will be
available on the meeting participation site (Confit) for a limited
time. The contents will be available sequentially from the sessions/
events that are ready. Look for “on demand webcasts” page in Confit.

[Meeting Participation Site (Confit)]

♦ Now available contents
– Lunchtime special lectures
– Award Ceremony
– Union sessions:
U-01 [E] Inclusion in Earth and Planetary Science — SDGs and beyond —
U-07 [E] What is the true value of Knowledge Creation? Our perceptions
of science and society

(3) Certificates of attendance and presentation

If you would like to request a certificate, please visit the following
website and fill out the form.

Application deadline: 31 August 2023

(4) Contact tool among conveners and presenters

The mailing list that was provided as a tool for communication between
conveners and presenters at the 2023 meeting will be closed on
31 August.

(5) Public Release of 2023 Meeting Participation Site (Confit)

The 2023 meeting participation site (Confit) will be open to the
public after the viewing period of the meeting contents (abstracts,
presentation materials, etc.) for the meeting participants only.

Browsing period for the meeting participants: until 31 March 2024

After 01 April 2024, the security of Confit will be removed and login
will not be required to view the site. All presentation materials
except for the abstracts will be deleted.

(6) Lost and Found

JpGU is keeping belongings left in the local venue.

If you have lost your belonging, please contact along
with the detailed information (item, color, date and place of loss,
etc.,) of the item.

We’ll send it to you by cash on delivery once we have confirmed that
it is your belonging.
Items are to be disposed of after Monday, 31 July 2023.

(7) Announcement and survey request from Union Session

Thank you for your attendance for JpGU2023 U-07 session and the
Request from Conveners

Union Session U-07 “What is the true value of knowledge creation?
Our perceptions of science and society” (Conveners: Michiyo Shimamura,
Yuko Onishi, Brooks Hanson and Raj Pandya), conducted oral, e-poster
and on-site poster sessions on Friday May 26th, 2023 as planned.
We, conveners appreciate for your attendance!

The streaming of U-07 oral session is now available! Please watch
the video, if you missed it. Due to the streaming of U-07 session,
we extended the deadline of the questionnaire survey related to the
session as follows.

Closing date of this survey [extended]: Monday, July 31, 2023
U07 questionnaire in Japanese:
U07 questionnaire in English:

Please give us 10 minutes of your time! We would appreciate your
cooperation in filling out the questionnaire.

Details of the questionnaire survey:
In our previous session at JpGU 2022, U-04, a questionnaire survey
was conducted after the session to find out what exactly the members
of the JpGU community consider to be “responding to society’s mandate”
and what kind of activities they are actually engaged in to “respond
to society’s mandate”.

As a result, the following responses were obtained:
(1) more than 90% of the survey respondents answered that “connecting
science and society” is necessary, (2) researchers are the main actors
connecting science and society, but (3) the lack of resources (time
and costs) to “connect science and society” and proper evaluation on
scientific achievements are the issues.
The purpose of this survey is to find out how JpGU community members,
together with their stakeholders, are aware of the need to build a
more effective framework for “connecting science and society” and
how to connect these activities to the evaluation of scientific
performance. We will consider sharing the results of this survey with
those who cooperated with us at a later date.

#3. Announcement of 2023 OSPA Winners

It’s a great pleasure to announce that the following 69 students
have been chosen as this year’s Outstanding Student Presentation
Award recipients.
We have received more than 680 entries and 5-10% presentations
of each section were awarded according to our regulation.
Congratulations to all recipients!. Winners will receive a certificate
and a commemorative gift at a later date.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the judges
who took time to help us with the judging.

[Space and Planetary Sciences Section (14 winners)]
So Fukaya, Kaori Hirata, Yuri Ito, Masahide Kishimoto, Hirotaka Koyama,
Kanon Nakazawa, Sota Nanjo, Shohei Negishi, Yuki Sakurai, Rikuto Yasuda,
Tomohiro Yoshida, Yuki Yoshida, Ren Watabe, Jonna Marie Wehmeyer

[Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences Section (18 winners)]
Ikuya Adachi, Miku Amano, Thomas Chalaux Clergue, Ramesh Glueckler,
Mariko Honda, Koya Kobayashi, Yuheng LI, JOSE MARI CAASI LIT,
Yuan LIN, Sabrina Gyuliana Lloyd, Dolgormaa Munkhbat, Morio Nakayama,
Wataru Nakamura, Nhat Hong Nguyen, Ryo Satoh, Satoshi Tajima,
Nozomi Tamura, Miwa Tsurumi

[Human Geosciences Section (8 winners)]
Hidetoshi Masuda, Kenta Minamidate, Yuki Nakagawa, Riko Nakamura,
YUHAO REN, Hamed Sabagh, Yuito Sato, Yifan Zhu

[Solid Earth Sciences Section (24 winners)]
Xin Deng, Teppei Enari, Paul Caesar Mason Flores, Yusuke Haruta,
Natsume Itsuki, Shiori Matsubara, Kazuma Matsumoto, Satoshi Matsuno,
Kazuki Matsuyama, Keisuke Nakamoto, Koki Masuda, Kosuke Minamoto,
Shougo Nagaoka, Sota Niki, Takashi Nishizawa, Yutaro Okada,
Ryunosuke Sakamoto, Ritsuya Shibata,Tomohiro Takebayashi, Mizuki Ueda,
Kentaro Ushimaru, Shifumi Watanabe, Yan Yang, Thomas Jing Yi Yeo

[Biogeosciences Section (5 winners)]
Sota Iijima, Yuta Kuniyoshi, Aru Kurihara, Ryosuke Nagao, Kantaro Yamada

#4. Report on Poster Presentation by High School Students at JpGU 2023

The poster presentations by high school students were held and
with cooperation of the JpGU science sections, the presentations
were evaluated and the Publicity and Outreach Committee members
decided the following awards.

(a) Most Outstanding Presentation Award (1 School)
– Subsurface Geology of Beppu Onsen – Inferred from the Formation
Process of Acid Springs Based on the Concentration of Iron Ions –
(Ichikawagakuen Ichikawa high school)

(b) Outstanding Presentation Award (3 Schools)
– Consideration of the elements that make up the black color of obsidian
(Suwa Seiryo High School)

– Where did the gravel in the Nanki-Shirahama come from?
(Wakayama Prefectural Tanabe Senior High School)

– the Twinkle of Stars and Aerology (Tokyo Metropolitan Toyama High School)

(c) Incentive Award (13 Schools)
See the URL below for information. (Available in Japanese)

#5. About the Quiz Rally in JpGU 2023

Thank you for your participation in the exhibition at JpGU Meeting
The winners of the quiz rally prizes, the answers to all the questions
of Quiz Rally and the percentage of correct answers are published below.

Congratulations to all the winners! We are planning to send out the
prizes in July.
Thank you very much to all the exhibitors who provided questions and

#6. Information from PEPS

(1) PEPS Receives new Impact Factor: (5 years IF = 4.1, IF=3.9,

We are pleased to inform you that PEPS has received 5year Impact
Factor of 4.1 (up from last year’s 3.841) and 2 year Impact Factor of
3.9(3.934) (up from last year’s 3.875) which were announced in the June
2022 edition of Clarivate Analytics Journal Citation Reports. PEPS
currently ranks 53/201 (up from last year’s 71/201) in the category
‘Geosciences, Multidisciplinary’. Aso, PEPS has received new Elsevier
Scopus/CiteScore of 7.0 (up greatly from last year’s 6.4) and currently
ranks 24/194 in the category ‘General Earth and Planetary Sciences’. 
We would like to thank everyone for supporting PEPS and we welcome your
excellent paper submission and your proposal for SPEPS special issue
for the further development of PEPS.

(2) Latest Articles
The following articles were published.

@ Hiroki Kawabata, Shoichi Yoshioka, Francisco Ortega-Culaciati
Relationship between strain accumulation and release associated with
recent slow slip events on the Japanese Islands.

@ Di Zhang, Yi Chen, Bin Su, Chao Qi, Qian Mao
High precision measurement of trace F and Cl in olivine by electron
probe microanalysis.

@ Norikatsu Akizawa, Marguerite Godard, Benoît Ildefonse, Shoji Arai
Formation of lower fast-spread oceanic crust: a structural and
geochemical study of troctolites in the Hess Deep Rift (East Pacific

@ Taku Ueda, Aitaro Kato
Aftershocks following the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake driven by both
stress transfer and afterslip.

@ Clint Eldrick R. Petilla, Leia Pauline S. Tonga, Lyndon Mark P.
Olaguera, Jun Matsumoto
Changes in intensity and tracks of tropical cyclones crossing the
central and southern Philippines from 1979 to 2020: an observational

@ Ryoichi Imasu, Tsuneo Matsunaga, Masakatsu Nakajima et al.
Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite 2 (GOSAT-2): mission overview.

@ Ryoko Nakata, Naoki Uchida, Takane Hori, Ryota Hino
Recurrence intervals for M > 7 Miyagi-ken-Oki earthquakes during an
M ~ 9 earthquake cycle.

#7. 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)

#8. 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.

Date: 30 Jul – 04 Aug 2023
Place: Singapore

2023 Asia-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting (APRIM 2023)
Date: 7-11 Aug 2023
Venue: BIG PALETTE FUKUSHIMA in Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan (Hybrid)
The deadline for abstract submission is approaching, please see the
website for more information.

ISAS Planetary Exploration Workshop 2023
Date: 28 – 30 Aug 2023
Venue: Hybrid (at X-NIHONBASHI TOWER and Zoom)

(2) Career Opportunity

Associate Professor, Lecturer, or Assistant Professor Position in
the Marine Core Research Institute (MaCRI), Kochi University
[Application deadline: 28 JUL 2023]

“JAMSTEC Restart Support Recruitment” of Researcher, Research
Technician, Engineer position available
[Application deadline: 31 JUL 2023]

Recruitment of one position as a Senior Researcher, Researcher or
Researcher (II)
[Application deadline: 04 AUG 2023]

Recruitment of JAMSTEC Young Research Fellow 2024
[Application deadline: 28 AUG 2023]

Faculty Open Position of Applied Geoscience in Hiroshima University
[Application deadline: 31 AUG 2023]

Japan Geoscience Union (
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2-4-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku,
Tokyo 113-0032, Japan

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