Commendation

The Geological Society of Japan Commendation

2013:

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Awardee: Makoto Okamura (Kochi Univ.)
Awarded contribution: Educational activities and developing new fields of earthquake and tsunami research.

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Awardee: Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Awarded contribution: Pioneering initiatives for geological conservation park.

2012:

1
Awardee: Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History (“Voyage of Life” Museum)
Awarded contribution: Natural and environmental protection activities and contribution for geological education and outreach

2
Awardee: Ken’ichi Kano (Shizuoka Univ.) and Akihiro Murata (Tokushima Univ.)
Awarded contribution: Publication of textbook and contribution for education of structural geology

2011:

Awardees: Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute and Minami-Boso City, Chiba Prefecture
Commended contribution: Preservation of the submarine landslide outcrop and related social education activities

2010:

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Yamaguchi Prefecture (Representative: Sekinari Nii, Governor of Yamaguchi Prefecture)
Commendation title: Preservation and construction of geological observation facilities of volcanic ash strata of the Abu Volcanic Group

2
Earth Systems and Earth Evolution New Year School Organization (Makoto Otsubo, Tatsuhiko Sakamoto, Hironori Okazaki and others)
Commendation title: Continuous nurturing activities for young researchers of geosciences

2009:

Awardee: Akiyoshi-dai Museum of Natural History (Director: Yoshifumi Ikeda)
Commended contribution: Research, investigation, education and outreach activities related to the Akiyoshi-dai limestone plateau

2007:

Awardee: Yasufumi Kitanaka (Photographer)
Commended contribution: Publication of two volumes of “The Waterfalls of Japan”

2005:

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Akira Ishiguro (Novelist and Physician)
Commended contribution: Appropriate public outreach of geology through two novels “Shito Nihon” (Mortal Capital Japan) and “Shinsai Retto” (Archipelago of Seismic Hazards)

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The Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))
Commended contribution: Organization of Geological Information Exhibitions (in cooperation with the JGS Annual Meetings)