***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews April Issue
No.390 10 APR 2024***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Foreword by Yukihiro Takahashi, President of JpGU
| 2. 2024 Meeting Information
| -> Please check the program
| -> Registration for Participation [Presenter’s deadline: Thu, 18 Apr]
| -> Guide for Presenters
| -> If you become unable to give a presentation
| -> Mailing list for Communication among Conveners/Session Chairs/Presenters
| -> Student Work Program (Part Time Job at the local venue)
| -> Rent of meeting rooms at the on-site venue
| -> Content of the First “Online Meeting Tutorial and Q&A” Webinar
| -> Key Dates
| 3. 2024 Meeting Event Information
| -> Events to be held
| -> Announcement of JpGU Excursion Courses
| 4. Call for Exhibitors at Meeting 2024
| 5. JpGU is pleased to announce the new JpGU Fellows and Awardees
of the Japan Geoscience Union “Miyake Prize.”
| 6. From Committees
| -> Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool
| -> NPO Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
| -> Global Strategy Committee
| -> Working Group for the JSAI Competition
| 7. Information from PEPS
| -> About APC (Article Publication Charge)
| -> Featured Articles
| -> Latest Articles
| 8. From Science Council of Japan
| 9. What’s New
| -> Event Information
| -> Career Opportunity
#1. Foreword by Yukihiro Takahashi, President of JpGU

In the late 1990s, when I had just become an assistant professor, the
operating grant was almost same as a Kiban-C research grant or a
little more than that per person. In other words, the minimum amount
of research funding was semi-automatically distributed to all national
university faculty members without having to fill out an application form.
Thanks to that, even in the year when all the proposals for Kakenhi by
all of our lab’s members were failed, I was able to go on overseas
observations with a newly handmade device, which was the first step
that led to my current research. Overseas travel costs are also much
cheaper than now; for example, if I went to AGU, I would only have to
pay 200,000 yen for airfare and hotel expenses. We were even able to
have students give presentations at academic conferences overseas
with just the operating grant. However, personally, over the past 15
years or so, the operating grants that can be obtained have actually
become a fraction of what they used to be, and I have heard stories
of young assistant professors at national universities getting as much
as 30,000 yen a year. Most people in Japan probably don’t know that
the young researchers who will lead the future are forced to conduct
research for a little more than the average New Year’s gift for
elementary school students (~21,000 yen). Although the importance
of basic research funding is repeatedly stated by the Nobel Prize
winners each time they are announced, the situation is actually going
backwards, and the somewhat outdated slogan of “selection and
concentration” is still being used. Based on this, only huge amounts
of competitive funds with limited purposes are expanding. It has been
said for a long time that the competitiveness of Japan as a whole has
declined markedly, not only in academics but also in the economic
field, where research and development capabilities are the foundation.
I believe that we need to strongly advocate for a significant increase
in grants and similar small amounts of scientific research funding.

#2. 2024 Meeting Information

(1) Please check the program

The Meeting Program is available from below.

All the presenters are requested to confirm your own presentation
schedule (date, time, and room) in the notification of acceptance
and the Meeting Program.
* Abstracts PDF will be released on Friday, 17 May.

(2) Registration for Participation [Presenter’s deadline:Thu, 18 Apr]

Meeting registration is a separate procedure from abstract fees
required to attend the meeting. There is no distinction between
online and on-site registration. You can participate both online
and on-site by making a single meeting registration.
The registration period for presenters is shorter than other
participants for setting up the presenter’s functions.
We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

– Presenters’ registration deadline: 23:59 Thu, 18 April [JST]

* Even if you plan to present on-site, please make sure that you
register by 18 April. If you are not registered by the above date, the
presenter functions of Confit (e.g., uploading additional materials)
will not be made available. Please be aware of this.

– All Participants (not presenters) registration deadline: 23:59 Thu,
16 May [JST]

Log in will be required to access the JpGU 2024 meeting participation
portal site (Confit) and to view the contents from 17 May. If you
have registered by 16 May, you will be able to log in to Confit from
17 May. Log in screen will not appear before 17 May. Please be noted
that those who register on and after 17 May will only be able to log
in at 9:00 JST on the next day of your registration (excluding
weekends and holidays). Your meeting registration does not immediately
enable you to connect to Confit for log in; please kindly note this
time gap.

* Submission fee and registration fee are different. Meeting
participation requires registration fee payment.

[To register]
Login to members’ site,
Click the “Meeting Registration” tab on the “JpGU Meeting” menu on
the left side.

[Registration fee]
Please refer to the following URL for registration fee.

* Please note that once the registration fee has been paid, it cannot
be canceled. [Public participation] Attending only the Public (open
to general public) sessions is free of charge. Registration for
Public Sessions should be made from a separate system.
Details will be announced later on our meeting website.

[Student participation] Undergraduate students and below may attend
all the sessions with no fees (It is required, however, to register
and upload your student ID.
The deadline for undergrads is 23:59 Mon, 20 May [JST].

[K-12 Teachers of JpGU Members]
K-12 Teachers (elementary, junior high, and senior high school
teachers) of the JpGU Members may attend the meeting free of charge.
Please send us a copy (scanned data) of a certificate indicating that
you work as a teacher in an elementary, junior high, or senior high
school by Monday, 20 May using the designated form.
Please note that if the proof is not received by the above date,
regular rate of the participation fee may be charged.

(3) Guide for Presenters

♦Prerequisite for approval as a formal presentation
– Oral presentations: The presenter must make a live presentation
during the oral session. Any presentation format (on-site or online)
is acceptable. Presentation with the pre-recorded video is also

– Poster presentations: All poster presenters are required to post
their presentation materials in the online platform “Confit” regardless
of the type of participation (on-site or online).

Please refer to the following link for details on the prerequisite
for approval as a formal presentation.

[Presentation Methods]
♦On-site presentation
– Oral presentations: All on-site presenters are required to register
for the meeting in advance and make sure that they succeed in
logging in to Confit before coming to the venue. In the 2024 meeting,
presenters are requested to use their own PCs to give a presentation
at the venue.

Please refer to the following URL for details.

– Poster presentations: We will provide poster boards at the on-site
venue for all poster presenters.
The size of the poster board is 180 cm (width) by 90 cm (height) in
horizontal view.
The poster venue can be used all day even outside the core time (PM3).

♦Online presentations
– Oral presentations: Zoom is to be used as the online platform. The
Zoom link will be provided on the timetable on the Confit.
*Meeting registration is required to log in to Confit on and after 17 May.

– Poster presentations:
(a) Flash Talks during the Oral Slot: 15 minutes of each 90-minute oral
session slot will be allocated for flash talk time of the poster presentations.
The order and duration of each flash talk will be determined by the
chairperson or the conveners. For communication with the conveners,
please use the mailing list.

(b) There will be no online poster session at the 2024 meeting.
Poster presenters and participants who participate online are
encouraged to use the comment function of Confit for question and
answer and interaction.

♦Upload of presentation materials
– Oral presentations: The uploading of presentation materials is
optional. In addition to the slides to be used in your presentation,
you can upload additional presentation materials to the meeting
participation site (Confit) in the form of “on-demand video”,
“additional materials”, or both.

– Poster presentations: At least one upload is required for a presentation
to be formally accepted. You can upload your presentation materials as
“e-poster”, “on-demand video,” or “additional materials” to the meeting
participation site (Confit), but we recommend that you upload either
“e-poster” or “on-demand video” (or both) as your presentation
materials as much as possible.

File format and data size: JPG, JPEG, PNG [within 10MB×100 files]

Link to upload e-posters will be sent on 23 April to the contributors
who have completed the meeting registration by 18 April. There is no
deadline for uploading but we encourage that you upload your e-poster
at least three days before the meeting so that it can be viewed by
many people. You can re-upload your e-poster at any time. Your
e-poster will be made available for viewing to meeting participants
on 17 May.

[On-demand video]
You may optionally upload an on-demand video.
File format and data size:
one file in a format of MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI [up to 250MB]
Your video will be made available for viewing to meeting participants
on 17 May. Those who wish to upload the on-demand video should apply
using the following form by 18 April. We will send the link to upload
the video on 23 April to those who completed the registration and
applied by 18 April. You can re-upload your video at any time. If
you have multiple presentations, please send a separate application
to each presentation.

Application form to request the usage of on-demand video

[Additional supporting materials]
File format and data size:
Up to 10 files in PDF, JPEG, JPG, PNG,or GIF [Up to 10MB/file] and videos
We cannot restrict downloads or copies. Uploads will become available
on 17 May.
*Videos should be pre-uploaded in YouTube, etc.
*You can freely upload your files after 17 May by logging in to Confit.
There is no deadline to using this function.

(4) If you become unable to give a presentation
If the presenter becomes unable to give a presentation due to
unavoidable circumstances after the abstract is submitted, the
original presenter may designate one of the co-authors to substitute
your presentation if all of the following conditions on the link below are met.

If the presenter becomes unable to give a presentation due to
unavoidable circumstances, the original presenter should contact the
session convener directly to inform of the situation and request a
presentation cancellation. Please note that the secretariat will not
be able to respond to any direct contact by e-mail, etc.

(5) Mailing list for Communication among Conveners/Session Chairs/Presenters

Mailing lists are provided to allow the contacts between conveners/
chairpersons and session presenters.

♦ Mailing list for communication from conveners and chairpersons to

This mailing list is for conveners and chairpersons to contact session
presenters with information and announcements.
[Email address of the mailing list]
jpgu2024_”Session ID (lowercase, no hyphen)”
* Insert your own session ID.
Ex. U-01 session address is If you receive an
email from this address, please respond and cooperate.

♦ Mailing list for communication from presenters to conveners and
chairpersons and/or between conveners and chairpersons For individual
contact from presenters to the conveners, please use the conveners/
chairpersons’ mailing lists for each session.

[Email address of the mailing list]
jpgu2024_”Session ID (lowercase, no hyphen)”
* Insert your own session ID.
Ex. U-01 session address is

(6) Student Work Program (Part Time Job at the local venue)
JpGU will start calling for part time student workers during the
meeting in the local venue, Makuhari Messe, Chiba. Details are to be
announced in the Mailnews as soon as they are finalized. Application
is planned to be open in April.

(7) Rent of meeting rooms at the on-site venue
Meeting rooms are available for rent at the local venue.
The application method and start date are available at
(Information available in Japanese)

(8) Content of the First “Online Meeting Tutorial and Q&A” Webinar
Session for JpGU 2024 is now available

The first Online Meeting Tutorial and Q&A” Webinar Session for JpGU
2024 was held on 05 April.

The recording and slides are archived at the following link.

The slides are available in English. We will share the answers of the
questions received in the webinar session in the Q&A page as soon as
they are ready.

(9) Key Dates

Presenters registration deadline —> 23:59 Thu, 18 Apr
e-poster/on-demand video upload start -> Tue, 23 Apr
Abstract PDF release —————> Fri, 17 May

#3. 2024 Meeting Event Information

A lot of events are being organized.
Look for most recent information on Meeting Events on our meeting
Some of the events are listed below.

♦Lunchtime Special Lectures
World renowned scientists will present a series of Special Lectures in
Earth and planetary sciences for students and early-career researchers
across disciplines during lunch breaks of the Meeting.

Date: Sunday, 26 – Friday, 31 May 2024 12:30-13:40
Place: Stage Area, Hall 6, Exhibition Hall
Lectures: Two winners of the 5th Nishida Award will present each day.

[Scheduled Lectures]
Sun. 26 MAY: Dr. Junichiro Kuroda, Dr. Asami Sano
Mon. 27 MAY: Dr. Luca Caricchi, Dr. Takeshi Tamura
Tue. 28 MAY: Dr. Yasuhiro Ohba, Dr. Shingo Kameda
Wed. 29 MAY: Dr. Tate Kuwatani, Dr. Yohei Yamashita
Fri. 31 MAY: Dr. Yukiko Imada, Dr. Yoshio Kono

The details of the lectures will be announced at our website as soon
as they are ready.

♦JpGU Awards Ceremony

We will hold the Award Ceremony for the 2024 JpGU Fellows, winner
of the Miyake Prize, the International Contribution Award, and the
introduction of the winners of the 2023 Taira Prize. The award
ceremony is open to all of meeting participants.
Please join us to celebrate with us.

Date: Wed. 29 MAY
Place: Stage Area, Hall 6, Exhibition Hall

♦Meet-and-greet Party 2024

We are hosting a meet-and-greet party that has been disrupted by
COVID-19 disaster, for the first time since 2019.
The theme of this year’s event is “Connections”.
To make it easy for everyone to attend, it will be held in the Exhibit
Hall and is free of charge. (There will be booths for drinks and food
for you to purchase on your own.)
We are planning a get-together in an open space where people can
interact with each other beyond the boundaries of your own “industry”.
How about an annual exchange among people of the same generation
or in different fields?
No registration is required and any meeting attendee is welcome to

Date and Time: Wed. 29 May, after the Award Ceremony
Place: Stage Area, Hall 6, Exhibition Hall

Details will be announced as soon as they are ready.

♦Miyake Prize Lecture

A commemorative lecture by the 2020 Miyake Prize winner will be given.

Date and time: Thu. 30 May 12:30-13:10
Lecturer: Dr. Naohiro Yoshida

♦JpGU Excursion Courses

The JpGU has expanded the JpGU Excursion Program to include the
following six courses, which will be held before and after the JpGU
Meeting 2024. We especially welcome the participation of overseas
researchers who are newly visiting Japan.

[FT-01] Cretaceous to Paleogene sedimentary facies and igneous rocks
in the Paleo-Kuril Arc distributed in Eastern Hokkaido, northern Japan
(22-25 May)
[FT-02] Subduction zone: shallow to bit deep: Boso Peninsula, central
Japan (24-25 May)

Held during the meeting
[FT-03] Stone viewing in the heart of Tokyo! (27 May)

To be held after the meeting
[FT-04] Visit to the JAXA Sagamihara Campus (1 June)
[FT-05] Hakone and Fuji: Geological and volcanological background of
Japan’s largest tourist destinations (1-2 June)
[FT-06] The Geology of Nagatoro, Chichibu: The Birthplace of Geology
in Japan (2-3 June)

Please see the following web page for details.

♦Space and Planetary Sciences Section Special Lecture
Two hot topics in different specialties from the research fields
encompassed by the Space and Planetary Science Section will be
selected for section lectures by two lecturers.
Lecturers: Kazuo Shiokawa (ISEE, Nagoya Univ.) and Yasuhito Sekine
(ELSI, Tokyo Tech)

Date and time: AM2, Wed. 29 May

♦Space and Planetary Sciences Section Special Luncheon

Date and time: 12:15-13:25, Wed. 29 May
A luncheon will be held to report on the activities of the Space and
Planetary Science Section and to promote interdisciplinary exchange.
Please proceed to the link to confirm your attendance.

♦International Mixer Luncheon

The International Mixer Luncheon (IML), which has been held since
2015 as a part of the JpGU’s internationalization promotion, will be
held again for the first time in five years since the 2019 JpGU meeting.
This year’s IML will be held on the following date, to provide an
opportunity for social networking and mutual encouragement among
students and early career researchers (ECR) from Japan and abroad.
About 100 people are expected to attend the IML, and boxed lunches
and drinks will be served at the event place. Everyone is welcome.
We hope that many students and ECRs will join us to make this event
more fruitful. If you wish to participate, please register using the
registration form below.

Date: 12:30-13:30, Tue. 28 May
Event place: Hotel New Otani Makuhari LAPIS (2 minutes walking
distance from Makuhari Messe)
Lunch fee: 500JPY (Please pay in cash (JPY) at the event place)


GeoFut24 will be held again this year!
Join us for a interdisciplinary exchange.
Both team participation and beginners are welcome.
The venue this time is Yume Field!

Date and time: 19:00-21:00 Mon. 27 May
Place: JFA YUME Field

Registration will open soon.
For details, please visit the conference website.
If you have any questions about what to bring or how to participate,
please feel free to contact us.

♦JpGU Super Lesson
Super Lesson will be held again this year.

[Measurement with small spectrometer]
Date and time: PM2, Sun. 26 May
Format: On-site only *No online broadcast will be available.
Lecturer: Nobuyasu Naruse (Shiga University of Medical Science)
Language: Japanese
Fee: 500 yen
Capacity: 15 people

♦JpGU Talk Studio

We will hold a talk event following last year.
The schedule and guest information will be announced as soon as it is determined.

#4. Call for Exhibitors at Meeting 2024

This year, 2024, Exhibition will be held as a hybrid of on-site and
online the same as the Meeting.
We sincerely look forward to receiving your application to exhibit.


#5. JpGU is pleased to announce the new JpGU Fellows and Awardees
of the Japan Geoscience Union “Miyake Prize.”

Award ceremonies are to be held in a hybrid format on May 29.
We invite you to join the ceremony.

*2024 JpGU Fellow (Alphabetical order / titles omitted)

Yozo Hamano, Kosuke Heki, Kenji Satake

*2024 Japan Geoscience Union Scientific Award “Miyake Prize” Awardee
(title omitted)

Naohiko Ohkouchi

#6. From Committees

(1) Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool

[On-site Childcare Service at JpGU 2024]
A nursery room will be set up within the venue during JpGU 2024.
Please visit the link below for details.
The use of the childcare room is by appointment only.
Please check the “guidelines” regarding usage and usage fee

[Campus Life and Career Path in Geoscience Field]
Available in Japanese

[List of universities and laboratories for Earth and planetary sciences
and related fields]

The JpGU Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool provides
a list of universities and laboratories for Earth and planetary
sciences and related fields, on our website.
If you would like to have your information listed, please submit it
using the form below.
We would also appreciate it if you could provide us with the same
form for updating information that has been previously listed.


Google Form

(2) Global Strategy Committee
EGU General Assembly 2024 ( JpGU presence (14-19 Apr)

European Geosciences Union is a partner union of JpGU and EGU2024
meeting is in hybrid format to allow for online participation.
Co-sponsored sessions by JpGU

[BG1.13] Environmental Changes and Pollution Dynamics, Methods and
Monitoring under past and future Global Change Scenarios
[EOS3.1] Promoting and supporting equality, diversity and inclusion
in the geosciences
[GI3.3] Open session on Planetary, Atmosphere and Acoustic Water
Column instrumentation
[ITS5.2] Achievements and perspectives in scientific ocean and
continental drilling
[SM1.3] The January 1, 2024 Mw7.5 Noto Peninsula, Japan, earthquake,
associated tsunami, and earthquake swarm
[NH4.1] Short-term Earthquakes Forecast (StEF) and multi-parametric
time-Dependent Assessment of Seismic Hazard (t-DASH)
[GDB2] Does climate change affect earthquake risks?

Exhibition Booth Japan Geoscience Union #X210

(3) NPO Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee

The 16th Japan Earth Science Olympiad Final was held in Tsukuba,
Japan, on 10-12 March, and the following four students were selected
as the contestants to represent Japan at the 17th International
Science Olympiad to be held in Beijing, China, from 816 August.

Haruto Inoue (Sophomore at Nada Senior High School, Hyogo)
Kasho Oh (Junior at Nada Senior High School, Hyogo)
Katsuhiro Kondo (Senior at Nada Senior High School, Hyogo)
Manami Nagata (Senior at Senzoku Gakuen High School, Kanagawa

(4) Working Group for the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
(JSAI) Competition

GeoSciAI2024 ~Challenge for deep learning model development in the
earth and planetary science~

The Japan Geoscience Union and the Japanese Society for Artificial
Intelligence will jointly host a model development competition in
Geoscience! In recent years, AI technology has developed remarkably,
which affects the vast research fields. Geoscience is a research
field where various physical, chemical, and biological phenomena
are intricately intertwined, and the information is vast and diverse
in terms of both quantity and quality. Therefore, the contribution of
AI technology is becoming extremely significant in recent geoscience.
This competition aims to promote the integration of the geoscience
and information science through a model competition event.

There will be one proposal each from the earthquake, the meteorology,
and the space weather field.
Participants are required to register through the web page and submit
a technical paper summarizing the model development and results.

Anyone can participate in the competition
#You do not need to be a member of JpGU or JSAI

Late January 2024: Open of web page and each task
April 2024: Release of evaluation data, Technical paper instruction
Early May 2024: Deadline for submission
Late May 2024: Notification of results, Award Ceremony @ JpGU 2024

#7. Information from PEPS

(1) About APC (Article Publication Charge)
Thank you for your continued understanding and support of PEPS.
We inform you that the renewal of the publication agreement with
SpringerNature has been completed and the new APCs are 1,192 EUR /
1,432 USD for members and 1,490 EUR / 1,790 USD for non-members.
The APC payment process for published papers continues to take time,
but will be normalized soon.We apologize for any inconvenience this
may cause and thank you for your continued support of PEPS.

(2) Featured Articles
We will introduce the featured articles selected by the editor-in-
chief from the papers published in the past.

@ Kai Sato, Masaki Yamada, Daisuke Ishimura, Takashi Ishizawa,
Toshitaka Baba:
“Numerical estimation of a tsunami source at the flexural area of
Kuril and Japan Trenches in the fifteenth to seventeenth century
based on paleotsunami deposit distributions in northern Japan”.

This paper estimates the tsunami source by numerical simulation
using the distribution of tsunami sediments from the 15th to the 17th
centuries distributed in Sekinehama on the coast of the Shimokita
Peninsula and in another area along the coast of the Shimokita

(3) Latest Articles
The following articles were published.

@ Mateusz Drożdżewski, Krzysztof Sośnica:
Troposphere delay modeling in SLR based on PMF, VMF3o, and
meteorological data.

@Hotaek Park, Youngwook Kim, Kazuyoshi Suzuki, Tetsuya Hiyama
Influence of snowmelt on increasing Arctic river discharge: numerical

@ Nathan Sime, Cian R. Wilson and Peter E. van Keken:
Thermal modeling of subduction zones with prescribed and evolving 2D
and 3D slab geometries.

@ Yoshi N. Sasaki, Ryunosuke Ito:
Impact of the Kuroshio large meander on local atmospheric circulation
and precipitation in winter.

@ Jiachao Chen, Takahiro Sayama, Masafumi Yamada and Yoshito Sugawara:
Regional event-based flood quantile estimation method for large
climate projection ensembles.

@ Yuto Tashiro, Tetsuya Hiyama, Hironari Kanamori, Masayuki Kondo:
Impact of permafrost degradation on the extreme increase of dissolved
iron concentration in the Amur river during 1995–1997.

@ Grzegorz Pieńkowski, Alfred Uchman, Krzysztof Ninard, Kevin N. Page,
Stephen P. Hesselbo:
Early Jurassic extrinsic solar system dynamics versus intrinsic Earth
processes: Toarcian sedimentation and benthic life in deep-sea
contourite drift facies, Cardigan Bay Basin, UK.

#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 (Please confirm contents from the associated official website)

(1) Event Information
*Please check the event website for the latest information.

Date: 7-12 Jul 2024
Place: Keio Plaza Hotel, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

9th Global Energy and Water EXchangesOpen Science Conference

(2) Career Opportunity

Call for Applications for Assistant Professor Position
[Application deadline: 26 APR 2024]

The University of Tokyo Faculty Position in Earth and Planetary
Science [Female only]
[Application deadline: 07 MAY 2024]

The 1st Round of Open Recruitment 2024_AIST
[Application deadline:08 MAY 2024]

Recruitment of Postdoctoral Researcher at Advanced Institute for
Marine Ecosystem Change (WPI-AIMEC), Tohoku University and JAMSTEC
[Application deadline: 17 MAY 2024]

Seeking a few Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher (Prediction
Science Laboratory, RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research)
[Application deadline: 31 MAY 2024]

Announcement for Postdoctoral Researcher position: Atmosphere and
Ocean Research Institute (AORI), The University of Tokyo
[Application deadline: 31 MAY 2024]

R&D Researcher – Modelling and Statistics
[Application deadline: 31 DEC 2024]

Japan Geoscience Union (
4F Gakkai Center Bldg.
2-4-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku,
Tokyo 113-0032, Japan

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