*** Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews May Edition,
No.278 June 10, 2016 ***

<< Contents >>
| 1. Prefatory note (Only in Japanese)
| by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
| 2. Flash report on JpGU Meeting 2016
| -> Overview
| ->Donation to Kumamoto
| ->Poster presentations by High School students
| ->Personal belongings left behind
| ->Abstracts’ PDF
| -> Questionnaire on JpGU Meeting 2016(by July 31st)
| 3. JpGU ?AGU Joint Meeting 2017
| 4. From committees
| -> Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
| 5.Information from PEPS
| ->PEPS Most Accessed Paper Award 2016
| ->Greeting from joining to JpGU Meeting 2016
| ->Introduction of conveners’ recommended papers
| -> New SPEPS (Call for Papers) Opened
| -> Publications of SPEPS papers started
| -> Newly released articles on PEPS
| -> PEPS Official Facebook / Twitter / Editors’ Blog information
| 6. What’s new! (only in Japanese)
#1. Prefatory note by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU

#2. [Important] flash report on JpGU Meeting 2016

(1) Overview

Thank you for participating in JpGU Meeting 2016.
It ended without any trouble thanks to all your cooperation.

Held from May 22nd (SUN) to 26th (THU), 2016
At MaKuhari Messe and APA Hotel ,Chiba
Organized by Japan Geoscience Union
Backed up by 47 organizations
Organized in cooperation with Japanese Coral Reef Society, The Japan
Society of High Pressure Science and Technology, The Astronomical Society
of Japan, Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering, Japan Society of
Civil Engineers, The Japanese Geotechnical Society, The Japan Landslide
Society and Japan Society of Erosion Control Engineering

(A) Sessions

* Number of sessions: 194 (189 in 2015, 193 in 2014, 180 in 2013)
U: Union 6 (*2)
O: Public 6 (*0)
P: Space and Planetary Sciences 21 (*10)
A: Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences 24 (*10)
H: Human Geosciences 28 (*11)
S: Solid Earth Sciences 63 (*21)
B: Biogeociences 8 (*3)
G: General and Outreach 4 (*1)
M: Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary 34 (*5)
including Special session on Kumamoto Earthquakes

(*) is a number of International sessions (Total: 63)
(55 sessions in 2015, 43 in 2014, 42 in 2013)

Number of abstracts: 4515 (4037 in 2015, 3806 in 2014, 3980 in 2013)
Oral: 2435 (2545 in 2015, 2428 in 2014, 2226 in 2013)
Poster: 2080 (1492 in 2015, 1378 in 2014, 1754 in 2013)
*Including 79 poster presentations by high school students

(B)Number of participants

Number of participants: 7240 (6689 in 2015, 7046 in 2014, 6824 in 2013)
-Early bird registration: 4284
General: 2975, Elementary, junior and senior high school teacher: 31,
Graduate student: 1061, Aged 70 and over: 80, Undergraduate student: 118,
High School student: 19
-Normal registration: 1203
General: 542, Elementary, junior and senior high school teacher: 12,
Graduate student: 177, Aged 70 and over: 52, Undergraduate student: 401,
High School student: 19

-Accompanied participant: 20

-Participant for free: 1169
Public session: 523
High school session: 269
Geopark: 191
Outreach event participants (Junior high school student): 88
Outreach event participants (High school student):98

-Exhibitor: 336

-Meeting attendee: 97

-Press: 131


-Exhibition booth: 68 (65 in 2015, 80 in 2014, 63 in 2013)
*80 in 2014 includes University information panels.

-University information panel: 10 (11 in 2015, 11 in 2013)

-Publishers (Related goods): 26 (26 in 2015, 27 in 2014, 25 in 2013)

-Pamphlet Stand: 5 booth (7 in 2015, 7 in 2014, 10 in 2013)

-Society Area: 11 (10 in 2015, 10 in 2014, 9 in 2013)

-Special Exhibition: 5 booth

(D) Others

-Meetings during JpGU Meeting 2016: 116
(Society related: 46, JpGU related: 29, General: 41)

-Part timers: 367 in total

(2) Donation to Kumamoto

Total amount of the donation was 246,734(JPY).
( /donation.html)
We sincerely appreciated your warmest consideration and assistance.
We will responsibly transfer this directly to Kumamoto’s bank account.
Thank you again for your support.

(3) Poster presentation by high school students

Poster presentation by high school students was held on May 22th, Sunday.
79 presentations were made and schools shown below were awarded.

(A)Most outstanding presentation award (1)

“The relationship between IC and angle of drop”

Sapporo Kaisei High School

(B)Outstanding presentation award (3)

“Prediction of the visibility of International Space Station”

Maebashi Girls’ High School

“Permeability of residual granitic soils create landslide conditions
on Mt.Ohfuji,Hyogo.”

Hyogo Prefectural Kakogawa Higashi High School

“Investigation of formation age around of Mt. Olympus in Mars
using by counting craters”

Kobe University Secondary School

(C)Encouragement award (8)

See the URL below for information . (Only in Japanese)

*Honorable mentions will be informed soon.

(4) Personal belongings left behind

We’re keeping belongings left behind at the conference site.
Please let us know the information of your lost belongings, if necessary.
We’ll send it to you after we confirm the features by cash on delivery.
We’re disposing of them after June 30.

(5) Abstract PDFs

Please download abstract PDFs from the following URL.
*Kumamoto session’s abstracts are now downloadable.
We are sorry for the delay and the inconvenience.

(6) Questionnaire on JpGU Meeting 2016 (by July 31st)

Thank you for participating in our Meeting. To make it better,
we’d like to have your opinion on it. Please access to the URL below.
*This questionnaire is only for sending. We can’t answer your question
from this form. If you have any questions, please email us ( directly.

#3. JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Next JpGU Meeting will be held as JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 with a
collaboration of two unions (JpGU and AGU) from May 20th , Saturday to 25th ,
Thursday, 2017 for 6 days at Makuhari Messe, International Conference Hall.

*We’ve stretched one more day in next meeting. We’ll start from SATURDAY
instead of Sunday.
*Session proposal starts from September 1st, 2016. We are waiting for
your participation.

[ Information on JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 ]

Date: May 20th (SAT) to 25th (THU), 2017
Place: Makuhari Messe (International Conference Hall,
International Exhibition Hall/Hall 7, APA Hotel)

JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 Director : YURIMOTO Hisayohsi
Program Committee Chair: LIU Huixin (JpGU), IRIFUNE Tetsuo (AGU)

#4. From committees

(1) Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee

4 Japanese delegates of Earth Science Olympiad had an outdoor training
at Chichibu, Saitama from May 27th to 29th. For further information
see Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee’s HP (

4 test & evaluation committee members came to Japan on June 3rd and 4th
and made investigation.

(2) Science Council of Japan

Participation registration to Young Academy Network
A network aiming to bond young academies from various fields is going
to be established.
The committee welcome lively opinions and discussion from young scientists
as “one responsible person of the next generation.”
We are in our way to gather information to activate the network.
Here the committee asks for information on societies which have a young
academic committee or diffuse this information to those who are involved
and encourage them to join us.

The activities (planning) of this Network are on the list below.

(A) Exchanging information and gathering opinions on the proposal through
this mailing list.
(B) Holding workshop “Science Council of Japan Young Academic Summit.”
(C) Making annual report on the activities.

To participate in this Network, please make a registration on the mailing list.
For further information, contact us to .

#5. Information from PEPS

(1) Most Accessed Paper Awards 2016

We are delighted to announce that The Progress in Earth and Planetary
Science Most Accessed Paper Awards 2016 were presented to the top-three
most accessed papers published in 2014 ? 2015.
The awarded articles are:
1. Water-melt interaction in hydrous magmatic systems at high temperature
and pressure (Bjorn Mysen : Published on: 22 April 2014)
2. Earthquake faulting in subduction zones: insights from fault rocks
in accretionary prisms (Kohtaro Ujiie and Gaku Kimura : Published on: 9 May 2014)
3. The Non-hydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model: description and
development (Masaki Satoh et al. : Published on: 14 October 2014)
More details are available at:

(2) Thank you for coming to PEPS booth in JpGU Meeting 2016

We would like to thank everyone who stopped by our PEPS booth at the
JpGU Meeting 2016 in Makuhari Messe.
It was a pleasure to meet you all, and we hope that your visit gave
you a better understanding of our activities and efforts to promote
the further development of PEPS as an Open Access E-Journal both in
Japan and worldwide.

The PEPS leaflet distributed in JpGU Meeting 2016 is also available
on PEPS Website at:

(3) Invited articles based on the JpGU Meeting Convener-recommended

PEPS is promoting excellent paper submissions by inviting authors
who make remarkable presentations in the JpGU Meeting sessions on the
basis of recommendations by their session conveners. We are seeking
such recommendations again this year and would like to thank conveners
and presenters in advance for their cooperation.

The published articles based on the past session convener-recommended
presentations are shown at:

(4) New SPEPS (Call for Papers)
The reception of articles for a new SPEPS (SPecial call for Excellent
Papers on hot topicS) series has been started.
We seek excellent manuscripts on:
“High-definition topographic and geophysical data in geosciences “.

Proponent: Yuichi S. Hayakawa (Center for Spatial Information Science,
The University of Tokyo)
Deadline for Submissions: November 30, 2016

Detailed information is available at:

(5) New search function on PEPS Gallery View
An article search function has been provided on the PEPS Gallery View
webpage for easier browsing.
You may find PEPS articles that you would like to read by using the
search box and/or refine search feature.
The Google custom search is also available on the page.

(6) Latest articles on PEPS
PEPS has published new articles as below:

* Research [Biogeosciences]
Examination of the largest-possible tsunamis (Level 2) generated along
the Nankai and Suruga troughs during the past 4000 years based on studies
of tsunami deposits from the 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami
Akihisa Kitamura

* Research [Solid earth sciences]
Unit cell determination of coexisting post-perovskite and H-phase
in (Mg,Fe)SiO3 using multigrain XRD: compositional variation across
a laser heating spot at 119 GPa
Li Zhang, Yue Meng and Ho-kwang Mao

* Research [Biogeosciences]
Hydrogen and carbon isotope systematics in hydrogenotrophic methanogenesis
under H2-limited and H2-enriched conditions: implications for the origin
of methane and its isotopic diagnosis
Tomoyo Okumura, Shinsuke Kawagucci, Yayoi Saito, Yohei Matsui,
Ken Takai and Hiroyuki Imachi

* Review [Solid earth sciences]
Philippine Sea Plate inception, evolution, and consumption with special
emphasis on the early stages of Izu-Bonin-Mariana subduction
Serge Lallemand

* Research [Atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences]
Resolution dependence of deep convections in a global simulation from
over 10-kilometer to sub-kilometer grid spacing
Yoshiyuki Kajikawa, Yoshiaki Miyamoto, Ryuji Yoshida, Tsuyoshi Yamaura,
Hisashi Yashiro and Hirofumi Tomita

(7) PEPS Official Facebook and Twitter
* Facebook:
* Twitter:

#6. What’s new ! (Only in Japanese.)

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