***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews March Issue
No.306 March 12, 2018***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
| (Available in Japanese)
| 2. The JpGU Meeting 2018 Information [Important]
| -> Final Program Information
| -> Register Early and Save your Money!
| -> Lunchtime Special Lecture
| -> Call for High School Students Poster Presentation
| -> Party Information
| -> International Mixer Luncheon
| -> Seminars for Meeting Participants
| -> Child Care Service
| -> Various Applications
| -> Student Work Program (Part Time Job at the Meeting)
| -> Letters and Support Documents for VISA Application
| -> Housing Information
| -> JpGU 2018 Exhibitors
| -> Call for Exhibitors
| -> Important Dates
| 3. Request for Annual Due Payments [Important]
| 4. From Committees
| -> Global Strategy Committee
| -> Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool
| 5. Information from PEPS
| -> PEPS Publication Numbers for 2017
| -> New Editorial Board Members
| -> Latest Information of PEPS
| 6. What’s new
| -> Event Information
| (Available in Japanese)
#1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
(Available in Japanese)

#2. The JpGU Meeting 2018 Information [Important]

(1) Final Program Information
The program has been finalized based on the total number of abstracts
received to each session and will be published on March 14 on the web.
There are many updates on the scheduling. Please make sure to check
the latest program before you present at/ attend the meeting.

Notification of acceptance will be distributed via email tomorrow,
March 13.

We hope all attendees enjoy the 2018 meeting.

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

Early Meeting Registration Deadline: May 8, at 11:59pm JST

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

[Fee Table]

[Discount Information]
-Discounted rates are only applicable for JpGU Members and our partner
Union Members (AGU/ EGU and AOGS). Please note that Nonmembers do
not receive any discount.

-Senior Discount
The registration fee for seniors of JpGU Members is free of charge.
Seniors who wish to receive this rate are kindly requested to change their
membership categories to “Senior” by themselves.
Please note that this discount is not applicable for AGU senior members.

(3) Lunchtime Special Lecture
World class researchers will deliver lectures every day during lunchtime.
The lectures for this year are the 2nd Nishida Prize Recipients.
Bring your lunch and enjoy the lectures!

Date and Time: May 20 – May 24, 12:30-13:40

(4) Call for High School Students Poster Presentation
The application of presenters for poster presentation by high school
student is now open. The deadline is April 10.
Details are available at

(5) Party Information
JpGU will host a party on May 22(TUE).
Enjoy meeting old friends and new people over beers!

Date and Time: May 22 from 19:00
Location: Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall
Advance Rate:
-Regular: 4,320 JPY/ tax included
-Student: 1,980 JPY/ tax included
Pre-registration: My Account Log in Page (
We are waiting for your participation.

(6) International Mixer Luncheon
JpGU will host a free lunch mixer for students and early career
scientists from all over the world to network and meet new people.

Date and Time: May 21 at 12:30-13:30
Location: To be announced
Pre-registration: Required
Details are planned to be posted soon.

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

“Becoming a Better Reviewer: Insights for Enhancing Your Peer Review
Effectiveness “
Date and Time: May 21st (Mon) 12:30p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Supported by FORTE

“Workshop on paper submission(Title TBD)”
Date and Time: May 22nd (Tue)12:30p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Supported by Wiley

“Convince readers by appropriately qualifying assertions:
an essential skill for successful research writing”
Date and Time: May 23rd (Wed)112:30p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Supported by ELSS, Inc.

Please visit “Seminar” page for more details

(8) Child Care Service
JpGU will provide a child care service during the meeting.
Details on how to apply, application period and etc. will be posted
on our website and be sent out on the Emailnews April Issue.

(9) Various Applications
JpGU offers rental rooms for business meeting during the meeting.
We will provide these room on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Application for Society members will open on March 14 and after one
week on March 22 for all attendees.

(10) Student Work Program (Part Time Job at the Meeting)
JpGU will start calling for part time student workers during the
Application is planned to be open in April.
Details will be announced on the next Emailnews.

(11) Letters and Support Documents for VISA Application
JpGU issues letters and supporting documents for Visa application to
those who are planning to present or attend the meeting.

[Available Type of Documents]
◎Invitation Letter
◎Acceptance Letter
◎Supporting Documents for VISA Application (Charged Service)

-Invitation/ Acceptance Letter
Application Period: March 1 (THU) – May 24 (THU)
Issuing: From March 14 (WED)

-Supporting Documents for VISA Application (Charged Service)
Application Period: March 1 (THU) – April 24 (TUE)
Issuing: From March 14 (WED)
Fee: 5,500 yen (tax included) / set of documents

*We do not provide documents prior or later than the date mentioned
*Documents will be sent out on a first-come-first-served basis.
*The fee is a non-refundable process fee.

(12) Housing Information
Nippon Travel Agency has opened the website for local accommodations
for JpGU Meeting attendees.
See the details and book now!


Please note that the fee provided by the agency may not be the cheapest.
You may find a cheaper offer on the online booking website.

(13) JpGU 2018 Exhibitors
JpGU introduces Exhibitors for JpGU 2018 Meeting on our website.
Please visit our booths and explore the latest information such as
projects, instruments, publications, date, research results and
others on Geoscience!

(14) Call for Exhibitors
JpGU Meeting is calling for applications to Exhibition. As the
largest meeting on geoscience in Japan, the JpGU Meeting not only
attracts many more exhibitors year by year, but Exhibition becomes
much more popular to participants including students. Please note
that we have already accepted a certain number of applications, so
that we will not be able to accept applications once all the places
are taken. Could you please be a part of JpGU 2018 Meeting to promote
your products, projects and services, and to expand your communication
network? We are looking forward to receiving your application.

(15) Important Dates
Final Program ————————-> Mar 14 (WED)
Highlights Application————- —-> Mar 14 (WED)
Business Meeting Rooms Booking —> March 14 and March 22(tentative)
Part Time Job Application ————-> April
Early Registration Deadline ———–> May 8 (TUE) at 11:59pm JST
Abstract PDF Release —————–> May 11 (FRI)
JpGU Meeting 2018 ——————-> May 20 (SUN)- 24 (THU)

#3. Request for 2018 Annual Due Payment [Important]

The 2018 JpGU membership year (fiscal year) is from April 1, 2018 to
March 31, 2019.
The membership will automatically extend to another membership year
unless you withdraw it by yourself.

[Important Notes]
-The payment of annual due should be completed prior to a meeting
-Nonmembers are not required annual dues, however discounted rate for
meeting registration is not applied.
-JpGU members who do not wish to continue the 2018 membership may
withdraw their membership by March 31 without being charged the due for

[To Log in and Pay]
*Membership Subscription

#4. From Committees
(1) Global Strategy Committee
JpGU is pleased to announce that 11 EGU-JpGU Joint Sessions will be
hosted at EGU General Assembly 2018 to be held from April 8 – 13 in

Joint Session Details

JpGU is also going to exhibit at EGU & Friends Area (#X209) together
with PEPS and EPS.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Exhibit Period: April 9-13
Booth Number: X209/Hall X2/ Brown Level-2(basement)

(2) Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool
The Committee continuously requests for cooperation for a 5-10 minute
survey regarding harassment. We welcome answers from any researchers
who can contribute to the Japanese survey.

#5. Information from PEPS
(1) PEPS Publication Numbers for 2017

– Number of articles submitted in 2017: 109
(of which accepted: 34, rejected: 25, under review: 45, withdrawn: 5,
all as of Feb. 28, 2018)

– Number of articles published in 2017: 41
– Number of completed article reviews and re-reviews: 291
– Average time taken to complete a review: 26 days
– Average time from submission to final decision: 141 days
– Average time from acceptance to publication: 23 days

(2) New Editorial Board Members

We would like to introduce eight new editorial board members who
joined PEPS in 2017. They will further increase the expertise of our
editorial board and enable us to provide detailed coverage of many
additional subfields.

– Yuichi S. Hayakawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan
– Chen Ji, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
– Takeshi Kakegawa, Tohoku University, Japan
– Mark Lever, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
– Yuei-An Liou, National Central University, Taiwan
– Yoshinori Takano, JAMSTEC, Japan
– Shinji Takeuchi, Nihon University, Japan
– Yuji Yagi, University of Tsukuba, Japan

For more details about the PEPS editorial board please see:

(3) Latest Information of PEPS
Graphical updates of PEPS are available at:

#6. What’s new
(1) Event Information
(Available in Japanese)


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