*** Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews April Edition,
                                           No.231 April 10, 2015 ***

<< Contents >>
|  1. Prefatory note by Toshitaka Tsuda
|  2.[Important}JpGU Meeting 2015 information
|   -> Recent schedule
|   -> Program is released
|   -> Pre-registration for JpGU Meeting
|   -> Barbecue Party
|   -> Part timers are wanted!
|   -> Special Lunch Time Lecture
|   -> JpGU2015 Meeting App is to be released soon!
|   -> Child care
|   -> International Mixer Luncheon(Repeated)
|   -> Premium Book Market
|   -> Introduction of Exhibitors
|  3.JpGU Fellowships and Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geoscience 
|  4.Information from PEPS
|   -> Second term PEPS Editorial Board information
|   -> PEPS Official Facebook and Twitter
|   -> Newly released articles on PEPS
|  5.From Committees
|   ->Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
#1. Prefatory note by Toshitaka Tsuda

#2.[Important]JpGU Meeting 2015 information

(1) Recent schedule

May 12th, Tuesday Pre-regiatration at the discounted is to be closed
 -> JpGU membership subscription is temporarily adjourned by June 30th.
May 14th, Thursday Abstract PDFs are to be released
May 24th, Sunday -28th, Friday  JpGU Meeting 2015

* Events
Meeting of presidents of society members May 27th, Wednesday 13:00-14:00 /#302
Regular general delegate meeting May 27th, Wednesday 16:15-17:15 /IC (International Conference Room)
Awarding ceremony of JpGU Fellowship and Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geoscience May 27th, Wednesday 17:30-18:30 / IC (International Conference Room)
Barbecue party May 27th, Wednesday from 19:45 

(2) Program is released

JpGU Meeting program (Based on Session ID / Date) is released on the web.

*List based on session ID

*List based on session date

*Abstract PDFs are to be released on May 14th.

(3) Pre-registration
Have you finished pre-registration for JpGU Meeting 2015?

Please complete pre-refistration NOW!
[Deadline of pre-registration at the discounted rate]May 12th, Tuesday at 17:00 JST

[Further details]

[URL for Registration]

(4) Barbecue party

On May 27th from 19:45, Wednesday after poster session core time, Barbecue party is held at the open space 
outside Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall.
Please bring your friends to the space and enjoy the barbecue party.
Every participant has a chance to win something in a drawing.

Date and time:May 27th, Wednesday from 19:45
Place:Open space outside Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall
Food & Drink:Barbecue, Beer, Wine and delicious SAKE
Fee:In advance at the discounted rate: 
General/3,900JPY, Student/1,980JPY

*How to apply
Please login from the following URL and click 'Ticket for the party' button.

On the day, the ticket is 4,500JPY for general and 2,500JPY for student.
Please come to the help desk during the meeting.
We accept your application until it reaches the fixed number.

(5) Part timers are wanted!

Please help us to organize the meeting together with us.
For application, visit the following URL.

*Part timers (Introduction and application forms)

(6)Special Lunch Time Lecture, this year

World class reserachers give you special lectures during lunch time everyday except
 for 26th, Tuesday. Lunch boxes are sold in front of the lecture room.

May 24th, Sunday: Taikan Oki / The University of Tokyo

May 25th, Monday: David Rubie / University of Bayreuth

May 27th, Wednesday: Jun Suzuki / The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, AIST

May 28th, Thursday: Ryuho Kataoka / National Institute of Polar Research

(7) JpGU2015 Meeting App is to be released soon!

Please wait for a while for the release of JpGU App for a while.

(8) Child care and subsidy

Child care is available by 300JPY an hour during JpGU Meeting 30 minutes before and after the session.
Deadline is 3 weeks before the meeting, May 2nd.

[Details of child care]

(9) International Mixer Luncheon (Repeated)

Invitation to international and Japanese participants 

Date: May 25 (Mon)
Time: 1-2PM
Place: Room 103 (Maximum capacity: 166)

Students and researchers from overseas will have chance to chat amongst yourselves and with Japanese resident participants.
This gathering is your opportunity to foster international friendship. JpGU will provide free lunch and some drinks at this forum to make yourself known to your international colleagues and expand your research connections.
JpGU would like to take this opportunity to hear your straight voice and therefore will ask you to fill in a questionnaire during the mixer. Your kind cooperation will be appreciated.
Application form:

(10) Premium Book Market

Why don't you utilize your book stock ?
We make a flea book market corner at the venue.
We keep the corner and get 10% of sales as commission.
Please send your books to JpGU Office with the price tag on it.
For further details, see the following URL.

Premium book market: in Japanese)
Premium book market application form:

※Deadline: April 24th, Friday 

(11) Introduction of Exhibitors

[List of exhibitors of JpGU Meeting 2015]

#3. JpGU Fellow and Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geoscience

JpGU Fellow and Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geoscience awardees are 
chosen at the board of directors on March 27th.
For further details, visit our website.
Award giving ceremonies are to be held on May 27th.
We're waiting for your participation.

*JpGU fellows 2015 (order of the Japanese Syllabary / Titles omitted)

Hajime Akimoto, Mizuho Ishida, Eiji Ito, Yoko Ohta, Hiroshi Oya, 
Ichiro Kaneoka, Yosuke Kamide, Susumu Kokubun, Asahiko Taira, Kiyoo Mogi, 
Takehiko Yagi,Tetsuzo Yasunari, Masatoshi Yoshino

For further details, see the following URL.

*2014 Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geoscience Awardee
 (order of the Japanese Syllabary / Titles omitted)

Yuri Aikawa, Hideyo Kawakita, Jun Korenaga, Takeru Suzuki, Toshihiko Takemura, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Takemasa Miyoshi, Yoshizumi Miyoshi, Andre REVIL, Masahiro Watanabe

For further details,

#4. Information from PEPS

(1) Second term PEPS Editorial Board information

We are pleased to announce two new additions to our editorial board.

* Shoichi Yoshioka as Section Chief Editor for Solid earth sciences
   Research Center for Urban Safety and Security, Kobe University, and
   Graduate School of Science, Faculty of Science, Kobe University

* Kohei Okamoto as Editor for Human geosciences section
   Department of Social and Human Environment,
   Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University

(2) PEPS Official Facebook and Twitter

We have just launched PEPS official Facebook and Twitter pages.
Please like and follow us to receive updates and information.



(3) Newly released articles on PEPS

PEPS has published new articles as follows.

* Review [Solid earth sciences]
Sound velocity of hcp-Fe at high pressure: experimental constraints,
extrapolations and comparison with seismic models
Daniele Antonangeli and Eiji Ohtani

* Review [Atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences]
The dynamics of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere: a brief review
Robert A Vincent

* Research [Solid earth sciences]
Expected geoneutrino signal at JUNO
Virginia Strati, Marica Baldoncini, Ivan Callegari, Fabio Mantovani,
William F McDonough, Barbara Ricci and Gerti Xhixha

* Research [Human geosciences]
Comparing the visual perception and aesthetic evaluation of natural
landscapes in Russia and Japan: cultural and environmental factors
Elena G Petrova, Yury V Mironov, Yoji Aoki, Hajime Matsushima,
Satoshi Ebine, Katsunori Furuya, Anastasia Petrova, Norimasa Takayama
and Hirofumi Ueda

* Research [Interdisciplinary research]
Incorporation of Mg2+ in surface Ca2+ sites of aragonite: an ab initio study
Jun Kawano, Hiroshi Sakuma and Takaya Nagai

(4) Now we are open for SPEPS

PEPS Editorial Office is open for SPEPS
(SPecial call for Excellent Papers on hot topicS)
and calls for articles dealing with the following two themes with
submission deadline.

* Multidisciplinary Researches on Deep Interiors of the Earth and Planets
* Land-Ocean Linkages under the Influence of the Asian Monsoon

For further information please access:

#5. From Committees

(1) Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee

*Main selection of Japan Earth Science Olympiad was conducted from March 15 to
17 at Tsukuba-city in Ibaraki Prefecture.
10 students were given the outstanding performance awards and other some other awards were
 also given.
Among them, four high school students for International Earth Science Olympiad to be held in 
Brazil were chosen.
In addition to them, one student in Mie Prefecture was chosen as a guest participant in consideraton for
IESO in Japan in 2016.
For further details, see the following URL:

* We're waiting for donation for IESO 2016.

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