***Japan Geoscience Union Mailnews March Issue
No.377 10 Mar 2023***
<< Contents >>
| 1. 2023 Meeting information [IMPORTANT]
| -> Late-Breaking Session to be held!
| -> Program Information Update
| -> Registration for Participation
| -> Student Work Program (Part Time Job at the local venue)
| -> Supporting Documents for VISA Application and Invitation Letter
| -> Key Dates
| -> Public Release of 2022 Meeting Portal Site (Confit)
| 2. Call for Exhibitors at Meeting 2023
| 3. JGL19-1 (2023 First Issue) is now available!
| 4. Donation for Turkey/Syria Earthquake Relief
| 5. Request for the 2022 Annual Due Payment [Important]
| 6. From Committees
| -> Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool
| 7. Information from PEPS
| -> Featured Articles
| -> Latest Articles
| 8. From Science Council of Japan
| 9. What’s New
| -> Event Information
| -> Applications
| -> Career Opportunity
#1. 2023 Meeting Information [IMPORTANT]

(1) Late-Breaking Session to be held!

The M7.8 earthquake that occurred in southeastern Turkey on 6 February
2023 and its aftershocks caused severe damage in both countries near
the border between Turkey and Syria. In response to this large-scale
disaster, JpGU has decided to organize a late-breaking session on
this earthquake sequence at the JpGU Meeting 2023. We hope that this
session will provide an opportunity to share information on the
immediate investigation and analysis of the earthquake, related
research in the region, and disaster mitigation measures, and to
make use of this information in future research.

Session Title: February 2023 Earthquake Sequence of the East Anatolian
fault zone in Turkey
Please see the following link for more information.

Abstract submissions for this session will be accepted in late March.
We look forward to receiving many abstract submissions.

(2) Program Information Update

The final program will be published on Friday, 24 March.

Please make sure to check the latest program before you make a
presentation/ attend the meeting.

The scientific schedule has been adjusted based on the actual number
of submissions and some parts of the session schedule have changed.
We advise that all presenters check your notification of acceptance
(to be sent on 22 March) and the date and time of your presenting
session before attending.
Please note that your abstract may be accepted to a different session
from where you have originally submitted your abstract.

(3) Registration for Participation

Please register for the meeting in order to participate in and join the
For the Meeting 2023, because of the different functional settings
of the meeting participation site (Confit) for different categories
of participants, we ask in particular, all the PRESENTERs to register
earlier. We kindly ask for your understanding and cooperation.

[Registration opens]
14:00 Tue, 07 March (JST)

[Deadline for presenters registration]
23:59 Tue, 11 April (JST)

[Deadline for all participants (without presentations) registration]
23:59 Thu, 11 May (JST)

Starting 12 May, registration is required to access the 2023 meeting portal site
(Confit) and to view the contents. If you have registered by 11 May,
you will be able to log in to the portal site from 12 May.

Please be noted that those who register on and after 12 May will only
be able to log in at 9:00 JST on the next day of your registration
(excluding weekends and holidays). Your meeting registration does
not immediately enable you to connect to the portal site for log in;
please kindly note this time gap.

* Submission fee and registration fee are different. Please note that
submission acceptance is separate from participation in the Meeting.

[To register]
Login to members’ site,
Click the “Meeting Registration” tab on the “JpGU Meeting” menu on
the left side.

[Registration fee]
Please refer to the following URL for registration fee for online
* Please note that once the registration fee has been paid, it cannot be

[Public Sessions participation]
Attending only the Public Sessions (open to general public) is free of
charge. Registration for Public Sessions should be made from a separate
system. Details will be announced later on our meeting website.

*If the presenters of the Public Sessions will only participate on
Sunday (the “Public Day”), the registration fee is free of charge.
If you have only submitted your abstract to a Public Session, do
not make a meeting registration. We will send you a separate email
to let you know how to register.

[Student participation]
Undergraduate students and below may attend all the sessions with no
fees (It is required, however to register and upload your student ID.
The deadline for undergrads is 23:59 Fri, 19 May JST.

(4) Student Work Program (Part Time Job at the local venue)
JpGU will start calling for part time student workers during the
meeting in the local venue, Makuhari Messe, Chiba.
Application is planned to be open in late March.

(5) Supporting Documents for VISA Application and Invitation Letter

Supporting documents for VISA application are issued with fee for
international participants who may need them. Please send your request
for them if necessary (details below).

– Application period: 14:00 Tue, 07 March – 17:00 Fri, 28 April 2023 [JST]
– Issue start: From Thu, 23 March 2023
– Who can apply: Contributors of JpGU 2023
*If you are a session convener, a chairperson or a co-author who
need the documents, please contact JpGU Office.
– Commission fee: 5,500JPY (*tax included)

Please see the following link for more information.

Please see the following link for information on the issue of
Invitation Letters.

(6) Key Dates

Wed, 22 Mar ——> Acceptance notification
Fri, 24 Mar ——> Final program release
Tue, 11 Apr ——> PRESENTERS deadline for registration
——> Deadline for the On-demand video use request
Fri, 12 May ——–> Abstract PDF release

(7) Public Release of 2022 Meeting Portal Site (Confit)

The 2022 meeting portal site (Confit) will be open to the public after
the current viewing period of the meeting contents (abstracts, presentation
materials, etc.) for the meeting participants only.

Public release date: Mon, 03 April 2023

On 03 April 2023, the security of Confit will be removed and login
will not be required to view the abstract PDFs. Please note that all
other presentation materials such as e-posters, on-demand videos and
additional materials will be deleted.

(8) Call for Presenters of High School Students Poster Session
Please submit your application by 07 April if you wish to present at
High School Students Poster Session.
Details are available at
(*Information available in Japanese)

#2. Call for Exhibitors at Meeting 2023

This year, 2023, Exhibition will be held as a hybrid of on-site and
online the same as the previous Meeting.
We sincerely look forward to receiving your application to exhibit.


#3. JGL19-1 (2023 First Issue) is now available!

The latest issue (Vol.19, No.1, 2023) of the Japan Geoscience Union
Newsletter (JGL) has been published. The electronic version can be
viewed at the following URL.
(in Japanese)

#4. Donation for Turkey/Syria Earthquake Relief

JpGU would like to ask our members to donate to support
the victims of the major earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria in
February, and the recovery efforts still ongoing
in the affected areas as reported daily. JpGU have decided to collect
donations for this severe natural disaster. Thanking you in advance
for your kind support.

How to make a donation (direct donation)

How to make a donation (via JpGU)

You can log in to the JpGU member site and make your donation from the
payment item menu.
For this donation, please select “4. other” in the “Purpose of Use”

#5. Request for the 2023 Annual Due Payment [Important]

We kindly request JpGU members to pay the 2023 annual due.

The 2023 membership year (fiscal year) is from 01 April 2023 to
31 March 2024.
Your membership will automatically be extended to another membership
year unless you cancel the account before the end of March.

[Important Notes]
-The annual due must be paid in order to register for the meeting.
-Meeting Participation ID holders are not charged the annual dues,
however, no discount is applicable for the meeting related fees.
-JpGU members who do not wish to continue the membership for 2023
must cancel their accounts by 31 March. If canceled after this date,
the annual due for the next fiscal year 2023 will be charged.

[To Log in and Pay]
*Membership Subscription

Join Us

#6. From Committees

(1) Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool

– The Career Explorer (CE) Logo launched
JpGU has created “The Career Explorer Logo (CE Logo)” that allows
members who are currently seeking employment to indicate this in each of their
presentations. Those who wish to use the logo may place it on their
JpGU Meeting presentation proceedings and in their presentation
materials including posters. The introduction of this logo will support
the development of career paths for a variety of members, including
students, fixed-term researchers, and those seeking to change jobs
or rehire.

* Please apply for use if you so wish.
Application period: 24 March – 14 April 2023 * After the presentation
number is determined.

– Childcare Support
Childcare support during JpGU 2023 will be provided in the same manner
as last year. Please refer to last year’s guidelines for reference.

[Call for donations for childcare support]
While the JpGU Committee for Diversity Management and Talent Pool
provided support for childcare fees outside of regular/daily
childcare-use at the last year’s JpGU Meeting, we plan to resume our
support in providing an on-site childcare room at the JpGU 2023, as
we did before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we have a significant
budget shortfall to do so and we must ask for your financial support.
For your donation to be used for a childcare support, please make a
designated donation by filling out the following form.

Form – Designating donation for a specific purpose
(please fill in after payment from the membership page)

Details are available at the “Request for Donations” page below.
JpGU webpage – Request for Donations

Request for Donations

#7. Information from PEPS

(1) Featured Articles
We will introduce the featured articles selected by the editor-in-chief
from the papers published in the past.

@ Tetsuya Shinozaki et al.
Identifying tsunami traces beyond sandy tsunami deposits using
terrigenous biomarkers: a case study of the 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami
in a coastal pine forest, northern Japan.

This paper presents sedimentological and geochemical characteristics
of the 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami sediments collected from coastal
forests using visual observation of the sediments, computed tomography,
and geochemical analyses. The sediment samples contain biomarkers
derived from terrestrial vegetation, and their horizontal variation
may record tsunami inundation.

@ Dyuti Prakash Sarkar et al. 
Carbonate clumped isotope thermometry of fault rocks and its
possibilities: tectonic implications from calcites within Himalayan
Frontal Fold-Thrust Belt.

This paper demonstrates the applicability of the carbonate clumped
isotope thermometer in low-grade carbonate-bearing fault rocks from
the Himalayan frontal wedge. The integration of the analytical
techniques, such as the carbonate clumped isotope thermometer and
the e-twin morphology of calcite, can promote the application of
calcite-based clumped isotope thermometry to the fault zone processes.

(2) Latest Articles
The following articles were published.

@ Yuuki Wada et al.
Synoptic meteorological conditions of gamma-ray glows in winter

@Hiroaki Kawase et al.
Historical regional climate changes in Japan in winter as assessed
by a 5-km regional climate model with a land surface process.

@Ken Ikehara et al.
How large peak ground acceleration by large earthquakes could generate
turbidity currents along the slope of northern Japan Trench.

@Sambuddha Dhar et al.
Heterogeneous rheology of Japan subduction zone revealed by postseismic
deformation of the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake.

@Yasunori Tohjima et al.
Near-real-time estimation of fossil fuel CO2 emissions from China
based on atmospheric observations on Hateruma and Yonaguni Islands,

@Koichiro Obana et al.
Fault geometry of M6-class normal-faulting earthquakes in the outer
trench slope of Japan Trench from ocean bottom seismograph observations.

#8. From Science Council of Japan

JpGU acts as liaison with the Science Council of Japan.
Below is the archive of the distributed newsletters from the Science
Council of Japan.


(Available in Japanese)

#9. What’s New

(1) Event Information
*Events may be canceled or postponed due to COVID-19.
Please check the event website for the latest information.

2023 Asia-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting (APRIM 2023)
Date: 7-11 Aug 2023
Venue: BIG PALETTE FUKUSHIMA in Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan (Hybrid)
The deadline for abstract submission is approaching, please see the
website for more information.


(2) Applications

JSPS Prize
[Application deadline: 10 Apr 2023]

(3) Career Opportunity

MISASA2023 Internship Program
[Application deadline: 24 MAR 2023]

Recruitment of a Research Assistant
[Application deadline: 31 MAR 2023]

Assistant professor (Solid Earth Physics)
[Application deadline: 26 APR 2023]

Japan Geoscience Union (
4F Gakkai Center Bldg.
2-4-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku,
Tokyo 113-0032, Japan

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