125th JGS: 2018 Sapporo

125th JGS: 2018 Sapporo

5-7 September 2018

Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education, Hokkaido University

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125th Anniversary International Symposium:

Geology for Society

6 September 2018

Conveners: Simon Wallis*(Univ. of Tokyo), Michiko Yajima(Nihon Univ.), Toru Takeshita(Hokkaido Univ.)

On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Geological Society of Japan (JGS), the Society has reaffirmed the need for geological studies to respond to societal needs and help tackle globally important issues such as natural disasters, environmental problems, natural resources, and energy. Our symposium follows this theme and representatives of the five Geological Societies with which the JGS has official exchange agreements—Korea, Taiwan (Geological Society Located in Taipei), Thailand, Mongolia, and London—will join representatives of the JGS, to give presentations explaining the ways in which geological studies interact with society, industry and the natural world in their respective countries and geographic areas. The aim of this symposium is to examine the current state of how geological studies contribute to society in areas with diverse natural and human environments and to deepen our mutual understanding of the directions in which geological studies need to develop in the future.