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Professor of Geology and Petrology
Center for Northeast Asian Studies
Kawauchi 41, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8576 JAPAN
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Center's Office: -6009
(Office: Kawauchi North Campus, Building behind Lecture Hall A, Room 231)
(Returned to the original office on 1 Oct. 2013 after repairing of the earthquake damages)
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[Akira ISHIWATARI] [Naoto HIRANO] [Akio GOTO] [Tsuyoshi MIYAMOTO]
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Assigned to a
commissioner of the Nuclear Regulation Authority of the Japanese Government
The inauguration should be on Sep. 19, 2014. I have to leave Tohoku University on the day before.
Elected to a
Fellow of the Geological Society of America 2014
Council decision: April 26, Date of the letter: June 12.
[Copy of the certificate] (signatures are hidden for security)
[List of the new Fellows 2014] (GSA web site with short recommendations)
Dr. Tatsuki Tsujimori, who took his Master and Doctor degrees in Kanazawa University under my leadership, is also elected to the same Fellow at the same time. He is an associate professor of the Institute for Study of the Earth's Interior, Okayama University at Misasa, Japan.
Society of Japan 120th Annual Meeting, International Symposium
"Circum-Pacific Ophiolites: Subduction, Accretion, and Mantle Processes" has been held in the Kawauchi Campus of Tohoku University in the morning of 16 Sep. 2013. The invited speakers comprised Y. Dilek, R. Harris, S.D. Sokolov, S. Arai, T.Tsujimori, and the conveners (S. Miyashita and I) also gave their talks. The symposium was successful with a large audience (about 100) and lively discussions. The associated field trip to the Hayachine-Miyamori ophiolite and Motai high-pressure metamorphic belt (Kitakami Mountains, Iwate Prefecture; Guides: K. Ozawa, H. Maekawa and I) was also successfully carried out in 17-18 Sep. with 29 participants under the clear sky after passing of Typhoon #18.
Arc Most Downloaded Award 2013 from Wiley-Blackwell
Awarded Paper: Ayalew, D., Ishiwatari, A. (2011) Comparison of rhyolites from continental rift, continental arc and oceanic island arc: Implication for the mechanism of silicic magma generation. Island Arc, 20, 78-93.
Elected and Assigned as the President of the Geological Society of Japan on 19 May 2012
Concern about the outcome of the L'Aquila prosecution (Geol. Soc. Japan)
Assigned as the Director of the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) 2013 Meeting (Finished)
Most Recent Revision: 2016/04/09
140829 Ichiyama, Y., Ishiwatari, A. (2014) Accreted oceanic plateaus in Japan. LIP Of The Month (Aug. 2014). IAVCEI LIPs Commission. (in press; available on the site after Sep. 1)
Ichiyama, Y., Ishiwatari, A., Kimura,
J.-I., Senda, R. and Miyamoto, T. (2014) Jurassic plume-origin ophiolites in
Japan: accreted fragments of oceanic plateaus. Contributions to Mineralogy
and Petrology (in press).
140718 Desta, M.T., Ayalew, D., Ishiwatari, A., Arai, S., Tamura, A. (2014) Ferropicrite from the Lalibela area in the Ethiopian large igneous province. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 109(8) (in press). (Advance Publication)
140610-11 Assigned to a commissioner of the Nuclear Regulation Authority of the Japanese Government. The assignment was approved in the Diet of Japan, both in the House of Representatives (June 10) and the House of Councilors (June 11). The inauguration should be on September 19, 2014. I have to leave the professor position of Tohoku University on the day before.
140426 Elected to a Fellow of the Geological Society of America 2014 (See above)
130805 Erdenesaihan, G., Ishiwatari, A., Orolmaa, D. Arai, S. and Tamura, A. (2013) Middle Paleozoic greenstones in the Hangay region, central Mongolia: Remnants of an accreted oceanic plateau and forearc magmatism. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, 303-325.
130620 Island Arc Most Downloaded Award 2013 is to be given to our paper: "Comparison of rhyolites from continental rift, continental arc and oceanic island arc: Implication for the mechanism of silicic magma generation". Authors: Dereje Ayalew and Akira Ishiwatari, Island Arc, 20, 78-93 (2011). The journal "Island Arc" is the official English journal of the Geological Society of Japan published by Wiley-Blackwell Co. Ltd.
130620 IODP-MI Members and Board of Governors' Meetings were held on 17 and 18 June 2013 in Hotel Monterey Sendai. The associated field trip to the 2011 earthquake/tsunami damaged areas was held on the day before (Sunday 16 June) guided by Dr. Daisuke Sugawara of the International Research Institute for Disaster Science of Tohoku University and myself.
130110-130211 Invited: Associate Professor Dereje Ayalew of Addis Ababa University as a Bridge Fellow of Japan Society for Promotion of Science to make a co-operative study on picrites in Ethiopia and Japan with me. He stayed in our laboratory in CNEAS (temporarily moved to Faculty of Science for repair of our earthquake-damaged building)
120501 New scientific paper published (Yuji Ichiyama, Akira Ishiwatari, Jun-Ichi Kimura, Ryoko Senda, Hiroshi Kawabata and Yoshiyuki Tatsumi (2012) Picrites in central Hokkaido: Evidence of extremely high temperature magmatism in the Late Jurassic ocean recorded in an accreted oceanic plateau. Geology, 40(5), 411-414. doi:10.1130/G32752.1.)
120201-120430 Invited: Professor Seleenen Jargalan of the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (Ulaan Baatar) as a visiting professor of CNEAS.
111201 New book published (Akira Ishiwatari and Yukio Isozaki (2011) Linkage of Earth in Northeast Asia. Tohoku University Publishing House (in Japanese)).
110311 East Japan (Tohoku) Earthquake (M9.0) happened, and the building of CNEAS was damaged (6th and 7th floors collapsed). All staffs and students of our laboratory moved to the Faculty of Science and had temporary working space there for more than 6 months.
110301 New scientific paper published (Ayalew D. & Ishiwatari, A. (2011) Comparison of rhyolites from continental rift, continental arc and oceanic island arc: Implication for the mechanism of silicic magma generation. Island Arc, 20, 78-93.)
120201-120228 Invited Professor Sergey D. Sokolov of the Geological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) as a visiting professor of CNEAS.
110210 Japanese-Russian Workshop Symposium on Ophiolites was successfully completed.
Japanese-Russian workshop symposium
Supported by: Japan Society for Promotion of Science,
Russian Foundation for Basic Research,
Tohoku University Global COE Program “Global Education and Research Center for Earth and Planetary Dynamics”, and Centre for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University
Ophiolites and their Ocean-Floor Analogues”
Photos Program Poster (Successfully completed)
Place: Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University (Meeting Room 436)
Kawauchi 41, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8576 Japan http://www.cneas.tohoku.ac.jp/index_e.html
Date: Monday-Thursday, February 7-10, 2011
100929 Two new foreign students join our laboratory from Oct. 1, 2010. They are Erdenesaikhan GANBAT from Mongolia (PhD course) and Minyahl Teferi DESTA from Ethiopia (Master course). The total number of students in our laboratory becomes eight.
100312 Dr. Dereje Ayalew left Japan after his two-month stay in our laboratory (Farewell party on March 11). Dr. Ayalew and I completed a joint paper as follows during this period; Ayalew D. & Ishiwatari, A. (2010) Comparison of rhyolites from continental rifts, back-arc basin and oceanic island arc: implications for the mechanism of silicic magma generation. Island Arc, (in submission).
100308 A short film of 3.5 minutes introducing my geological research in NE Asia was on air by the Higashi Nippon Broadcasting in Sendai City in its series of "The New Century of Tohoku University". You can view this video on line. CLICK HERE and click "2010/03/08 In search of the origin of the Japanese Archipelago: Akira Ishiwatari", and then click "Watch this program". If the video does not start, then click the "Active X" bar that appear in the upper part of your browser.
100306-7 Inviting Professor James (Jim) G. Brophy of Indiana University (USA), a field research on migmatites of the Asago massif of the Yakuno ophiolite (Hyogo Prefecture, SW Japan) was carried out in a rainy, cold weather. Dr. Yoshimitsu Suda of Osaka City University was the field leader, and the participants include myself and two students of our laboratory, Dr. Tatsuki Tsujimori and his Mixican student of the Institute for Study of the Earth's Interior, Okayama University, and a graduate student of Osaka City University. (Group Photo 1) (Group Photo 2)
100113 Dr Dereje Ayalew of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia came to our laboratory as a JSPS research fellow for comparative study of bimodal volcanism in the rift zone and island arc. He will stay in our lab for two months. [Photo] [Lecture in Faculty of Science, Tohoku Univ.] [Lecture in Center for NE Asian Studies, Tohoku Univ.]
090925 Alphabetical Index of the Identification Chart for the Rock-Forming Minerals by Polarizing Microscope is provided.
090904 The 2009 Geological Society of Japan Prize was awarded to Akira Ishiwatari in the Society's 116th Annual Meeting held at Okayama University of Science by his long-term studies on ophiolites and geology of Northeast Asia.
090822 Akira Ishiwatari is in Far East Russia
for field geological research from Jun. 29 through Aug. 14, 2009.
We were safely back to Japan on Aug. 14 after completing our field research in Russia.
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an official English earth science
journal of the Geological Society of Japan
Simon Wallis and I were Editors-in-Chief of "Island Arc" published by Wiley-Blackwell through 2004-2007. We welcome submission of your paper to our international journal (2005 Impact Factor: 1.17).
After completing two terms of two years (four years in total), Simon Wallis and I retired from the Editors-in-Chief of Island Arc on 31 Dec. 2007. We thank your support for the journal during this period. New Editors-in-Chief are Profs. Hirokazu MAEKAWA and Yasufumi IRYU.
Island Arc's Virtual Special Issue on Ophiolite (Editors: Y. Dilek et al.) (Oct. 2006)
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covers of our journal Island Arc, which provides a forum of high-quality
communications for earth sciences of convergent plate margins and related
Associate Editor of the Geological Society of America Bulletin
[Dr. K. Niida (Hokkaido U).] [Prof. M. Enami (Nagoya U.)]
[Prof. T. Itaya (Okayama U. Sci.)]
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