Japan Geoscience Union Mail News No.117 August 10, 2011

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 1.Prefatory note

 2.Public announcement

"Representative election of Japan Geoscience Union"

3.What’s new 


1. Prefatory note

. Public

"Representatives election of Japan Geoscience Union"


of representatives of Japan Geoscience Union expires on March 31, 2012,
the 2nd representative election was announced on August 3.

Representatives become executive board members,
and can be section presidents of

Japan Geoscience Union. 

pass resolutions regarding executive official elections,
confirmation of project master plans and other operation policies
together with society
members at ordinary and extraordinary general staff meetings.

For further details, please see the regulations and minute regulations.

  August 3, 2011


Board of Election of Japan Geoscience Union
  Chairman: Hiroyuki Tsubomoto
  Members: Mie Ichihara
Masataka Shinohara
Michinari Sunamura


Masahiro Takagi
Shogo Tachibana

◆Representative election procesure◆


Members who have finished membership subscription by October 28, 2011
are eligible to vote.
Members can cast votes for at most 5 representatives in their electoral


2. Candidates

Members who have finished membership subscription by August 14, 2011 can
be a candidate of



3. Term

The term is 2 years starting from April 1 in 2012.

4. How to be a candidate

To stand as a candidate, at least one recommendation by JpGU members is

To recommend someone, the consent by the candidate is necessary.

5. H
to announce your candidacy

Please fill in the necessary form in the membership subscription page

by September 15, 2011.


6.Number of representatives

The number of representatives is defined to double the number of society
members on the day before the official public announcement,

2, 2011.The number of representatives is from 80 to 200.
After the election, 30 representatives are to be divided into six
electoral zones, each at least
with five representatives. The rest of them are to be prorated into six
electoral zones according
to the number of
regular members on the day before the official pubic announcement or
August 2, 2011.

Number of the representatives of each electoral zone is shown below.
  Space and planetary sciences: 15
  Atmospheric, Ocean, and Environmental Sciences: 18
  Human Geosciences: 13
  Solid Earth Sciences: 29
  Biogeosciences: 9
  Education and outreach: 12
  Total: 96

August 3, Wednesday, 2011 Official public announcement of Representative
August 15, Monday, 2011 Declaration of candidacy starts
September 15, Thursday, 2011 Declaration of candidacy finishes
September 29, Thursday, 2011 Casting ballots starts
October 28, Friday, 2011 Casting ballot finishes
November 4, Friday, 2011 Ballot counting and reporting the result

8.How to vote
Each regular member can vote for up to five candidates of his/her electoral
Elected representatives or staff, together with society members, are to
elect board members, confirm project programs and resolve various
concerning the management of this union in the regular or extraordinary general meetings of members.
General meeting of members is the supreme decision-making body of this

and regulations

access the following URL.

1.Candidacy Notification Form (Please log-in the membership subscription
page and this form is linked there.)

2.Candidacy Recommendation Form (Please log-in the membership
subscription page and this form is linked there.)

Regulations of Board of Elections:

Regulations of Representative election:

Detailed regulations of Representative election:

We sincerely hope our members will run for the election and vote for
We also hope you, who has not finished membership subscription of Japan Geoscience Union and positively become engaged in the management.
※Please be sure to pay annual dues if you haven’t paid them yet.

check your status from the following URL:

If you
don’t remember your ID or password, please do not hesitate to ask us.



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