***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews April Issue
No.292 April 10, 2017***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
| (Available in Japanese)
| 2. The JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 Information [Important]
| -> Program Information
| -> Register Early and Save your Money!
| -> Keynote Speech
| -> High School Students Poster Presentation [Deadline: tomorrow]
| -> Child Care Service
| -> Rental Rooms for Business Meeting
| -> Student Working Program (part time job) Application
| -> VISA and Letters Issue
| -> Housing
| -> Important Dates
| 3. Meeting Event Information
| -> Lunchtime Special Lecture
| -> Party
| -> International Mixer Luncheon
| -> “Oshaberi” bar (Pop-Up talks)
| -> GEOFUT 2017
| -> Best of Tokyo; Asakusa, Imperial Palace and Central Tokyo Afternoon Bus Tour
| -> Geotours
| -> Seminars only for meeting participants
| 4. Call for Highlights [Deadline: April 14]
| 5. JpGU Fellow and Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geoscience
| 6. Call for OSPA Judges
| 7. From Committees
| -> Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
| 8. Information from PEPS
| -> PEPS Paper Awarded by The Seismological Society of Japan
| -> Latest Information of PEPS
| 9. What’s new
| (Available in Japanese)
|[Ad]★ Nature Astronomy March issue is now available to read!★

#1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU

(Available in Japanese)

#2. The JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 Information [Important]

(1) Program Information
The latest meeting program and the presentation details are available

Please make sure to check the information before you attend
the meeting.

Mobile App will be launched after the release of abstracts (May 11).

(2) Register Early and Save your Money!
All attendees must make an online Meeting registration in order to
attend our meeting. If you wish to receive a discount rate, please
finish your registration during the Early Registration period.

** Early Meeting Registration Deadline: May 8th, at 4:59pm JST***

*Abstract submission and abstract submission fee does not register
you for the meeting.

More details about fee

*The registration fee to attend the public session is free of charge.
*Undergraduate students or younger and Senior Members over 70 can
participate free of charge.

(3) Keynote Speech
Commemorating our first joint meeting with AGU, two honorable speakers
will deliver keynote speeches on Sunday, May 21st.

Prof. Lucy Jones (California Institute of Technology)
Prof. Takaaki Kajita (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The University of Tokyo)

Date and Time: May 21st, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Place: Convention Hall, 2F International Conference Hall
Language: English

(4) High School Students Poster Presentation [Deadline: tomorrow]
Poster Presentation by high school students will be held in O-05

The deadline for submission is tomorrow, April 11, 2017.
*URL (available in Japanese)*

(5) Child Care Service
“Little Garden WBG School” provides a professional children’s
program during JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017. This nursery school is
five-minute walk from the meeting site and they have English speaking
foreign teachers and bilingual staff.

They offer a special price to the meeting attendees and moreover,
JpGU will partially subsidize the costs.


(6) Rental Rooms for Business Meeting
JpGU rents presentation rooms when they are not occupied during the
meeting. The room reservation will be accepted on first-come basis.

Please visit the page below for more details.

(7) Student Working Program (part time job) Application
Application is planned to be opened soon.
Please wait for more information.

(8) VISA and Letters Issue
JpGU issues Visa documents and letters to those who are
planning to present or attend the meeting.

VISA documents application Deadline: April 21, 2017


**Important Information**
We are experiencing difficulties in receiving and sending emails
from abroad, especially China.

Please kindly contact us again in case you haven’t received our
response for more than a week after your request.

(9) Housing
Housing information is posted on our web.
See the details from the following URL.

(10) Important Dates
April 14: Deadline if Presentation Highlight
May 8 at 4:59pm JST: Deadline of Early Meeting Registration
May 11: Abstract PDF Release
May 20-25: JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

* Meeting of Presidents of Society Members: May 23 at lunchtime
* General Meeting of Delegate: May 23 during PM2 at Convention Hall B
* Fellow Award Ceremony: May 23 after PM3

#3. Meeting Event Information

The meeting event information is posted online and more
information is coming up!
Check it out and sign up NOW!

(1) Lunchtime Special Lecture
World class researchers deliver lectures during the lunchtime!
Please bring your lunch and enjoy the lectures.

Date and Time: May 20th – May 25th, 1:00pm-1:40pm
*except for May 22nd (MON)
Place: 103, 1F International Conference Hall

May 20(SAT) Dr. Shawn McGlynn
(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
“Microbial Individuals and their roles in Biogeochemistry”
May 21(SUN) Dr. Peter van-Keken
(Carnegie Institution for Science Washington)
“The water cycle in subduction zones”
May 23(TUE) Dr. William Lau
(University of Maryland College Park)
“The Asian Aerosol-Monsoon Climate System: A New Paradigm”
May 24(WED) Dr. Ralph Lorenz
(Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)
“Exploring Titan : An Earth-Like Moon”
May 25(THU) Dr. Eddie Bernard (Survival Capsule, LLC)
“New Frontier of Tsunami Science – Deep Ocean Observations”

(2) Party
The party will be held on May 23rd starting with delicious food,
beverages, local SAKE tasting and fun lottery game!

Date and Time: May 23 (TUE) from 7:00pm
Place: Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall A09-A11
Online Registration: April 13-May 22 at 6:00pm JST
Fee *Tax included:
-Advance: Regular 4320JPY / Student: 1980 JPY
-Onsite: Regular 5000JPY / Student: 2500JPY

(3) International Mixer Luncheon
To enhance the exchange of early career scientists from all over the
world, International Mixer Luncheon will be held during our meeting.

Date and Time: May 22nd, 12:30pm-13:30pm
Place: Banquet Room Sho, Hotel New Otani
Fee: Free of charge
*Lunch will be provided.
Total Number: 100 students and early career scientist
Deadline: No deadline but the application will be closed as soon as the
number of applicants reaches the capacity.

(4) “Oshaberi” bar (Pop-Up talks)
Pop-up talks is an exciting free talk presentation by students and
early career scientists under 35 years old.
Each talk will last 5 minutes and the presentation topic can be anything
related to science (e.g. Research, lifestyle, career etc.)
Presenters will also be given an original t-shirt!

Date: May 20 (SAT), 22 (MON), 24(WED) *For 3 days
Time: 5:15pm-5:45pm
Place: Mini Stage, International Exhibition Hall
Application: From Application Form>>


(5) GEOFUT 2017
JpGU will hold our first futsal tournament during the meeting period.
More details are coming up soon on our web.

(6) Best of Tokyo; Asakusa, Imperial Palace and Central Tokyo Afternoon Bus Tour
We are planning to have a Tokyo Bus Tour during the meeting.
Please wait for more details to come up.

(7) Geotours
Supported by Japanese Geoparks Network, we introduce “Geotours” for
meeting participants.
Why don’t you visit and enjoy “Geopark” after meeting?
For further details, please visit homepage.

1.Bus tour around Chichibu
2.Shimonita(Walk around town)

3.Shimonita(World heritage Arafune cold storage)

4.The formation of Choshi’s land where two ocean currents meet and
offshore dolphin watching
5.Mt. Asama North Geopark “A journey on demon’s mischief”

Please visit “Geotours” page for more details

(8) Seminars for Meeting Participants
We introduce special seminars only for meeting participants.
Registered meeting participants can attend them free of charge.

Please visit “Seminar” page for more details

#4. Call for Highlights
Each year, JpGU issues a press release regarding the meeting outline and
highlighted presentations.

This year, at JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017, we aimed to widely promote
the researches highly acknowledged both scientifically and socially.
Thus, we call for highlights from each presenter who wish to release their
researches to media and have a chance for a coverage.

If you wish to apply for a press release, please fill in and submit the Application
Form below.
*Please explain the scientific and social meaning of your presentation
briefly and comprehensibly.
Application Form>>
【Deadline: April 14, 2017 at 5:00 JST】


We are waiting for your application.

#5. JpGU Fellow and Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geoscience
JpGU announce new JpGU Fellow and Nishida Prize for Promotion of
Geoscience awardees. For further details, visit our website.
Award ceremonies are to be held on May 23th.
We’re waiting for your participation.

*2017 JpGU Fellow (Alphabetical order / titles omitted)

Shoji Arai, Robert Geller, Kei Hirose, Tetsuo Irifune,
Katsuhiko Ishibashi, Kenji Konishi, Mitsuhiro Matsu’ura,
Mitsuharu Mizukoshi, Bjorn O. Mysen, Teruyuki Nakajima,
Kunihiko Shimazaki, Danny Summers, Hiroshi Takeda, Yoshiaki Toba,
Koichiro Tsuruda

For further details,

*2nd Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geoscience Awardee
(Alphabetical order / Titles omitted)

Tanimoto Hiroshi, Nagasawa Makiko, Ikoma Masahiro,
Yamamoto-Kawai Michiyo, Uchida Naoki, Watanabe Shingo, Tsuchiya Taku,
Takano Yoshinori, Ebihara Yusuke, Miyazaki Yuzo,

For further details,


# 6. Call for OSPA Judges
Each year the number of students who apply for Outstanding Student
Presentation Award (OSPA) are increasing and this year is no

The volunteer judges are essential to this Award.
Please see the details shown below if you are interested in
volunteering and supporting us and submit your application.

Deadline: May 15th at 5:00pm JST
Application Form:

We look forward to receiving many applications.


#7. From Committees

(1) Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
The 9th Japan Earth Science Olympiad was held from March 12- 14 at
Gold, silver and bronze prize were awarded to 10 participants/ prize.
The Japan Geoscience Union Prize was awarded to the top female contestant.

On March 14 and 15, the 10 gold prize awardees competed to earn a place
for the 11th International Science Olympiad and 4 of them will compete
in France, this August.


#8. Information from PEPS

(1) PEPS Paper Awarded by The Seismological Society of Japan

We are pleased to announce that the following PEPS article won the Best Paper Award of the Seismological Society of Japan.

Research [Solid earth sciences]
Geographical distribution of shear wave anisotropy within marine sediments in the northwestern Pacific

Takashi Tonegawa, Yoshio Fukao, Gou Fujie, Shunsuke Takemura, Tsutomu Takahashi and Shuichi Kodaira

DOI: 10.1186/s40645-015-0057-2

(2) Latest Information of PEPS

Graphical updates of PEPS are available at:

#9. What’s new
(Available in Japanese)

Nature Astronomy March issue is now available to read!
The March issue of Nature Astronomy is now live.
The first is still available free online for a limited time.
■ Access the latest issue of Nature Astronomy here


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