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The Geological Society of Japan (JGS)

Introduction

The Geological Society of Japan (JGS) was established in 1893 and has contributed to advancement of science through promoting studies and diffusion of information in the field of geosciences. Activities of the JGS include the organization of meetings and excursions, scientific and educational publications, and the presentation of prizes.

 

Profile

JGS is a scientific organization of over 4000 members including researchers, teachers, and engineering technicians of geology.
The members belong to 7 branches (Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Kinki, Shikoku, Nishinihon).
JGS has the following 14 specialized groups.

  • Petrology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Quaternary geology
  • Marine geology
  • Information geology
  • Structural geology
  • Paleontology
  • Environmental geology
  • Sedimentary geology
  • Present-day geological processes
  • Engineering geology
  • Volcanology
  • Regional geology
  • Environmental change in deep time

 

Publications

Publications sponsored by JGS are as follows.
The Journal of the Geological Society of Japan (monthly)
・The Geological Society of Japan news (monthly, in Japanese)
The memoirs of the Geological Society of Japan (irregular publication mainly in Japanese)
Island Arc (quarterly, in English, Wiley-Blackwell)*

*Published on behalf of the Geological Society of Japan in association with the Japan Association for Quaternary Research, Japanese Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists, Palaeontological Society of Japan and the Society of Resource Geology

 

 

The Geological Society of Japan Awards

 

  • The Geological Society of Japan Prize
  • The Geological Society of Japan International Prize
  • The Geological Society of Japan Island Arc Award
    (Sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell)
  • The Geological Society of Japan Ozawa Yoshiaki Award
  • The Geological Society of Japan Sakuyama Masanori Award
  • The Geological Society of Japan Koto Bunjiro Award
    ("Koto Award" before 2012)
  • The Geological Society of Japan Best Paper Award
  • The Geological Society of Japan Young Scientist Award
  • The Geological Society of Japan Contribution Prize
  • The Geological Society of Japan Commendation
  • The Geological Society of Japan Best Poster Award

  • Award Winners  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009   2008  2007  2006  2005

[Explanation of the Geological Society of Japan Awards]

 

Memberships

・Application form

・flow chart of the procedure

 

Events

JGS holds an annual meeting including several symposiums and over 600 papers.
Each branch also holds regional meetings and other events.

 

Access

The Geological Society of Japan
Igeta Bldg., 2-8-15 Iwamoto-cho, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 101-0032, Japan
TEL +81-3-5823-1150  Fax +81-3-5823-1156
e-mail main@geosociety.jp
URL https://www.geosociety.jp

 

 

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