***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews September Issue
No.315 Sept 10, 2018***
<< Contents >>
| 1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
| (Available in Japanese)
| 2. Give 3,000 JPY ($ 30) to JpGU
| 3. JpGU Meeting 2019 Information
| -> About JpGU Meeting 2019
| -> Call for Session Proposals
| -> Joint Session with AGU, AOGS and EGU
| -> Co-Sponsored Session with Society Members
| -> Request to Update the JpGU Account Information
| 4. Request for Your Consent on the New Privacy Policy
| 5. From Committees
| -> Educational Subcommittee for International Affairs
| -> Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee
| 6. Information from PEPS
| -> New SPEPS (Call for Papers)
| -> Latest Articles
| 7. What’s new
| -> Event Information
#1. Preface by Hodaka Kawahata, President of JpGU
(Available in Japanese)

#2. Give 3,000 JPY ($ 30) to JpGU

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of JpGU to thank all
of our members for their contribution.

As I mentioned in my previous message on JpGU Mailnews August Issue,
JpGU has been making efforts to be a certified organization in donation
taxation system. There are some requirements to be certified and one
of them is to have 100 contributions in a year.
Thanks to our members, we accomplished this goal!

Now our next step, in other word another requirement, is to have these
100 donations for 5 years, which makes our final goal of 500 donations
during this fiscal year. Summing up the donations we have received in
the past few years, we need more 259 contributions to reach this goal.
Thus, again I would like to ask for your kind support to give 3,000 JPY
(approx. $30) to JpGU.

Details on how to make a contribution are available at
or simply access to with your
JpGU ID and proceed from “Donation” button on the left menu.

JpGU is now facing financial difficulties (I will explain this in my
next message), and we, the Finance Committee members, are trying our
best to make the situation better. I believe the support from our
members will help us a lot.

Thank you so much for reading this article. I greatly appreciate your
consideration of my request.

Masato Nakamura,
Finance Committee Chair

#3. JpGU Meeting 2019 Information

(1) About JpGU Meeting 2019

Name:Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019
Period:May 26 (SUN) – 30 (THU), 2019
Venue:International Conference Hall, International Exhibition Hall 8,
Makuhari Messe / Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall
Meeting Website:

(2) Call for Session Proposals

Submission Period:Sept 3 (MON) – Oct 12 (FRI) at 5:00 pm JST
Submission Portal:
*Please refer to Conveners Guidelines before proposing.

(3) Joint Session with AGU, AOGS and EGU

Joint Sessions with our Partner Unions, AGU, EGU and AOGS will be
hosted in the upcoming 2019 meeting.
The approved sessions will be promoted as “Joint Sessions”.

The requirements for Joint Sessions with AOGS have updated.

[ Details ]

(4) Co-Sponsored Session with Society Members

Co-Sponsored Sessions with our Society Members will also be held at
the 2019 meeting.

If a convener wishes to have a co-sponsored session, please contact the
representatives of each society directly.
Please note that the request must be sent by October 12 at 5:00pm
(the session proposal deadline) in order to be accepted.

Each societies’ representative is listed in the following URL. 

[ Details ]
Details including how to apply are posted on the following page.

(5) Request to Update the JpGU Account Information

Important information of JpGU Meeting 2019 will be sent via emails.
If you have any changes on your email address, affiliation, etc., please
update them on your My Account page prior to any action such as session
proposal, abstract submission and meeting registration.

Access to and update your
information if necessary.

#4. Request for Your Consent on the New Privacy Policy

JpGU has revised its Privacy Policy and became effective on Sept 3,
2018. We started to collect and manage your personal information
under this new Policy. This Policy applies to all Regular and Associate
Members, Participants of 2019 JpGU meeting with IDs, and AGU
Member participants to JpGU meetings.

We kindly request all of you to acknowledge your consent to the new
Privacy Policy by October 12. Without your consent, we will not be
able to provide Member services and other services that use your
personal information from October 13.

To acknowledge your consent, please access to your members page at
the URL link below and click “I agree” button displayed on the first
page you see after logging in.
Please note that this is a required procedure from the members. JpGU
Office cannot do it on their behalf by receiving emails.


If you have any comments or inquiries, please address them to JpGU
Office using the contact form below.

#5. From Committees

(1) Educational Subcommittee for International Affairs,
Educational Affairs Committee

First Earth Science Week in Japan

American Geosciences Institute, AGI organized Earth Science Week
events in 1998, and has been promoting these international events
since then.
This year we’ve decided to hold the first one in Japan.

Date: October 13, SAT – 19, FRI
Sponsored by Committee for Earth Science Week Japan
Co-sponsored by Museum of Natural and Environmental History, Shizuoka,
Japan Geoscience Union, Shizuoka University, Japan Society of Earth
Science Education, Shizuoka Society of Geoscience
Venue:Museum of Natural and Environmental History, Shizuoka
(5762 Oya, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka, Japan) and others
Events in details
 ・Special Lectures on October 13th, Saturday and 14th, Sunday at 13:30-14:30 
13th, Saturday: Yusuke Suzuki (Izu Peninsula Geopark)
Yusuke Suzuki, famous as a host of BURATAMORI talks about
Izu Peninsula Geopark.
14th, Sunday: Tatsuro Chiba (Asia Air Survey Co., Ltd)
    Tatsuro Chiba, famous as the exhibitor at JpGU Meetings talks about
Red Relief Image Map

 ・Fieldwork on October 14th, Sunday
-Departing from JR Mishima and Shizuoka Stations
-special tour guide, Yusuke Suzuki
-1,000JPY, including insurance and handouts
 ・Poster presentations by high school students and regular researchers
on October 13th, Saturday
 ・Special Exhibition from October 13th to 19th

For details and applications, see the following URL;

(2) Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee

The 12th International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) was held from
August 8 – 17 in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. The total number of
participants were 139 students from 38 countries and regions.
Japan team won 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal.

1st place: U.S.A (Gold: 4)
2nd place: Japan

*Call for the next Japan Earth Science Olympiad participants has
started (from Sept 1st- Nov 15th). The preliminary contest is
scheduled on Dec 16. We are waiting for your application.

Japan Earth Science Olympiad Website:

#6. Information from PEPS

(1) 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 are looking forward to receiving your excellent manuscripts on:
” Stratigraphy and paleoclimatic/paleoenviromental evolution across
the Early–Middle Pleistocene transition in the Chiba composite
section, Japan, and other reference sections in East Asia “
Submission deadline: March 31, 2019

For more information, please see the SPEPS page at:

(2) Latest Articles
The following articles were published. You can download and read
interesting articles from the PEPS web site at:

< Atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences >
@Kumiko Tsujimoto et al.
“Diurnal Pattern of Rainfall in Cambodia: Its Regional ….”
@Makio Honda et al.
“Impact of cyclonic eddies and typhoons on biogeochemistry …”
@Hiroshi G Takahashi et al.
“Response of the atmospheric hydrological cycle …..”
@Shuichi Mori et al.
“Meridional march of diurnal rainfall over Jakarta, Indonesia ….”

< Solid earth sciences >
@Bjorn Mysen
“Silicate solution, cation properties and mass transfer …”
@Suguru Yabe et al.
“Variations in precursory slip behavior resulting ……”
@Kohsaku Arai et al.
“High-density surveys conducted to reveal active ….”
@Bjorn Mysen
“Redox-controlled mechanisms of C and H isotope fractionation …”
@Yasuko Yamagishi et al.
“Development of a database and visualization system ….”

< Biogeosciences >
@Akihisa Kitamura et al.
“Using molluscan assemblages from paleotsunami …”

< Interdisciplinary research >
@Daisuke Inazu et al.
“Measuring offshore tsunami currents using ship navigation …”

#7. What’s new

(1) Event Information

Geological Museum Special Exhibition
– Time of the Earth, Time of Human-
Date: Aug 21 (TUE) – Nov 18 (SUN)
Place: Geological Museum, Tsukuba, Ibaraki
(Available in Japanese)

Tadataka Ino 200 Years Memorial Lecture
-Making of Map, Discovery from Map-
Date: Sept 15 (WED) 13:00-17:00
Place: Hiroshima University Museum, Hiroshima
(Available in Japanese)

NUMO Seminar “Explanatory Meetings on the Nationwide Map of Scientific
Features for Geological Disposal”
Date: Sept 30 (Fri) – Oct 28 (SUN)
Place: Fukuoka, Ishikawa, Tottori, Shimane, Kumamoto, Iwate, Gifu
(available in Japanese)

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