Best Paper Award

The Geological Society of Japan Best Paper Award

2012:

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Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto (Hokkaido Univ.), Toshitsugu Fujii, Takayuki Kaneko, Atsushi Yasuda, Setsuya Nakada (Earthquake Res. Inst., Univ. Tokyo) and Akikazu Matsumoto (Nat. Inst. Advanced Indust. Sci. Tech.)
Awarded paper: Yoshimoto, M., Fujii, T., Kaneko, T., Yasuda, A., Nakada, S. and Matsumoto, A. (2010) Evolution of Mount Fuji, Japan: Inference from drilling into the subaerial oldest volcano, pre-Komitake. Island Arc, 19, 470-488.

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Takayuki Uchino and Makoto Kawamura (Hokkaido Univ.)
Awarded paper: Uchino, T. and Kawamura, M., (2010)  Tectonics of an Early Carboniferous forearc inferred from a high-P/T schist-bearing conglomerate in the Nedamo Terrane, Northeast Japan. Island Arc, 19, 177-191.

2011:

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Yuzuru Yamamoto (JAMSTEC), Manami Nidaira (Hokota 1st High School), Yasufumi Ohta (Japan Soc. Maintenology) and Yujiro Ogawa (Univ. Tsukuba)
Yamamoto, Y., Nidaira, M., Ohta, Y. and Ogawa, Y. (2009) Formation of chaotic rock units during primary accretion processes: Examples from the Miura–Boso accretionary complex, central Japan. Island Arc, 18, 496–512.

2
Masahiro Fujii, Yasutaka Hayasaka and Kentaro Terada (Hiroshima Univ.)
Fujii, M., Hayasaka, Y. and Terada, K., 2008. SHRIMP zircon and EPMA monazite dating of granitic rocks from the Maizuru terrane, southwest Japan: Correlation with East Asian Paleozoic terranes and geological implications. Island Arc, 17, 322-341.

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Shunsuke Endo (Nat. Inst. Advanced Indust. Sci. Tech.)
Endo, S., 2010. Pressure-temperature history of titanite-bearing eclogite from the Western Iratsu body, Sanbagawa Metamorphic Belt, Japan. Island Arc, 19, 313–335.

2010:

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Daisuke Sugawara, Koji Minoura, Naoki Nemoto, Sinji Tsukawaki. Kazuhisa Goto and Fumihiko Imamura.
Foraminiferal evidence of submarine sediment transport and deposition by backwash during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Island Arc, 18, 513-525 (2009).

2
Yuichiro Miyata, Kunihiko Miyake and Kazuhiro Tanaka.
Mud diapirs and associated intrusion structures in the Miocene Tanabe Group. Journal of Geological Society of Japan, 115(9), 470-482 (2009). (in Japanese with English abstract)

2009:

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Masaki Takahashi (Geological Survey of Japan, AIST)
Awarded paper: Takahashi, M. (2006) Tectonic boundary between Northeast and Southwest Japan Arc during Japan Sea opening. Journal of the Geological Society of Japan, 112(1), 14-32. (in Japanese with English abstract)

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Toshiharu Moriya (Japan Petroleum Exploration), Kiyotaka Chinzei (Kyoto Univ.), Takeshi Nakajima (Geol. Surv. Japan AIST) and Toru Danhara (Kyoto Fission-track Co. Ltd.)
Awarded paper: Moriya, T., Chinzei, K., Nakajima, T. and Danhara, T. (2008) Uplift of the Dewa Hills recorded in the Pliocene paleogeographic change of the western Shinjo Basin, Yamagata Prefecture. Journal of the Geological Society of Japan, 114(8), 389-404. (in Japanese with English abstract)

2008:

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Makoto Takeuchi (Nagoya Univ.), Masaki Kawai (Nippon Koei Co. Ltd.), Atsushi Noda (Geol. Surv. Japan AIST), Norihiko Sugimoto (Toyota City Gov.), Hideharu Yokota (Nagoya Univ.), Satoru Kojima (Gifu Univ.), Kenya Ohno (INPEX CORPORATION), Masakazu Niwa (Nagoya Univ.) and Hotaka Ohba (Nagoya City Gov.)
Awarded paper: Takeuchi, M., Kawai, M., Noda, A., Sugimoto, M., Yokota, H., Kojima, S., Ono, K., Niwa, M. and Ohba, H. (2004) Stratigraphy of the Permian Shiroumadake Formation and its structural relationship with serpentinite in the Mt. Shiroumadake area, Hida Gaien belt, central Japan. Journal of the Geological Society of Japan, 110(11), 715-730. (in Japanese with English abstract)

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Shoichi Kiyokawa (Kyushu Univ.)
Awarded paper: Kiyokawa, S. (2006) The Albion Formation, the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary sequence in Belize: the ejecta formation of the nearest sequence from the Chicxulub crater. Journal of the Geological Society of Japan, 112(12), 730-748. (in Japanese eith English abstract)

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Kazumasa Aoki, Tsuyoshi Iizuka (Tokyo Inst. Tech), Takafumi Hirata (Earthquake Res. Inst., Univ. Tokyo), Shigenori Maruyama (TIT) and Masaru Terabayashi (Kagawa Univ.)
Awarded paper: Aoki, K., Iizuka, T., Hirata, T., Maruyama, S. and Terabayashi, M. (2007) Tectonic boundary between the Sanbagawa belt and the Shimanto belt in central Shikoku, Japan. Journal of the Geological Society of Japan, 113(5), 171-183.

2007:

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Hayato Ueda (Hirosaki Univ.) and Sumio Miyashita (Niigata Univ.)
Awarded paper: Ueda, H. and Miyashita, S. (2005) Tectonic accretion of a subducted intraoceanic remnant arc in Cretaceous Hokkaido, Japan, and implications for evolution of the Pacific northwest. Island Arc, 14, 582-598.

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Yasuhiko Ohara (Japan Coast Guard)
Ohara, Y. (2006) Mantle process beneath Phillipine Sea back-arc spreading ridges: A synthesis of peridotite petrology and tectonics. Island Arc, 15, 119-129.

2006:

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Takashi Tsuji (JAPEX Research Center), Yuichiro Miyata (Yamaguchi Univ.), Makoto Okada (Ibaraki Univ.), Isao Mita (Nihon Tennen Gas Co. Ltd.), Hiroshi Nakagawa (Geowindow Co. Ltd.), Yuri Sato (Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers) and Masaru Nakamizu (Japan Oil, Gas and Metal National Corp.)
Awarded paper: Tsuji, T., Miyata, Y., Okada, M., Mita, I., Nakagawa, H., Sato, Y and Nakamizu, M. (2005) High-resolution chronology of the lower Pleistocene Otadai and Umegase Formations of the Kazusa Group, Boso Peninsula, central Japan: Chronostratigraphy of the JNOC TR- cores based on oxygen isotope, magnetostratigraphy and calcareous nannofossil. Journal of the Geological Society of Japan, 111(1), 1-20. (in Japanese with English abstract)

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Yoshiro Ishihara (Fukuoka Univ.) and Shuichi Tokuhashi (Geol. Surv. Japan, AIST)
Awarded paper: Ishihara, Y. and Tokuhashi, S. (2005) Depositional process of the Pliocene Anno Formation, the uppermost part of the Awa Group, Boso Peninsula, central Japan: A case study on a turbidite depositional system of a forearc-basin filling. Journal of the Geological Society of Japan, 111, 269-285. (in Japanese with English abstract)

2005:

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Masaki Takahashi and Yukio Yanagisawa (Geol. Surv. Japan, AIST)
Awarded paper: Takahashi, M. and Yanagisawa, Y. (2004) Stratigraphy of the Miocene Series in the Hiki Hills, Saitama Prefecture, central Japan: Synthesis of the lithostratigraphy based on integrated geochronology. Journal of the Geological Society of Japan, 110(5), 290-308. (in Japanese with English abstract)

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Masami Otake (Mitsubishi Materials Natural Resources Development Corp.)
Awarded paper: Otake, M. (2004) Lithofacies and sedimentary processes of volcaniclastic sediment gravity flow deposits emplaced in a caldera lake, the Pleistocene Kan-nodai Formation in the South Kurikoma geothermal area, Northeast Japan. Journal of the Geological Society of Japan, 110(6), 331-347. (in Japanese with English abstract)