IGAC-Japan National Committee

Together with the international launch of the IGAC project, the atmospheric chemistry community in Japan was first organized in 1989. Since then, Japanese scientists have been continuously playing an important role in the development of atmospheric chemistry research, in particular, in Asia, and in the implementation of the agenda of IGAC.

History of Atmospheric Chemistry in Japan

 

Year Episode
2018The 2018 joint 14th iCACGP Quadrennial Symposium & 15th IGAC Science Conference will be held in Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan.
1999The Japan Society of Atmospheric Chemistry (JpSAC) was established.
1995The 1st JpSAC Annual Meeting was held in Tokyo, Japan.
1994The 2nd IGAC & 8th CACGP Symposium was held in Fuji-Yoshida, Japan.
1987The IGAC-Japan National Committee was established under the Science Council of Japan.

Purpose of IGAC-Japan Committee

Under the Science Council of Japan, the IGAC-Japan National Committee is overseeing IGAC-related activities in Japan, with the goals to:

  • Oversee plans and progress of IGAC-oriented science projects and capacity building activities in Japan​.
  • Enhance connection of Japanese scientists-led projects with IGAC.
  • Encourage participation of Japanese scientists in IGAC activities.
  • Provide support for fund-raising to research plans proposed by Japanese scientists
  • Promote collaboration between IGAC-Japan scientists and other communities (e.g., SOLAS, iLEAPS, SPARC)

Current Committee Members

  • Hiroshi Tanimoto
    Hiroshi Tanimoto
    (chair, NIES)
    Expertise
    Trop. O3, Air-Sea VOC
  • Tatsuya Nagashima
    Tatsuya Nagashima
    (NIES)
    Expertise
    CTM, CCMi, air quality
  • Satoshi Inomata
    Satoshi Inomata
    (NIES)
    Expertise
    Kinetics, VOC, SOA
  • Tomoki Nakayama
    Tomoki Nakayama
    (Nagoya Univ.)
    Expertise
    Black and Brown Carbon
  • Hitoshi Irie
    Hitoshi Irie
    (Chiba Univ.)
    Expertise
    Trop. satellite, DOAS, SKYNET
  • Toshinobu Machida
    Toshinobu Machida
    (NIES)
    Expertise
    GHGs, CONTRAIL
  • Nawo Eguchi
    Nawo Eguchi
    Kyushu Univ.
    Expertise
    Atmospheric Science, Stratosphere-Troposphere Coupling
  • Atsushi Matsuki
    Atsushi Matsuki
    (Kanazawa Univ.)
    Expertise
    Aerosol observation, Asian dust, CCN, IN
  • Yasuko Kasai
    Yasuko Kasai
    (NICT)
    Expertise
    Satellite remote sensing, Atmospheric science
  • Kazuhide Matsuda
    Kazuhide Matsuda
    (Tokyo Univ. Agricul. Technol.)
    Expertise
    Atmos. deposition, EANET
  • Yugo Kanaya
    Yugo Kanaya
    (JAMSTEC)
    Expertise
    OH photochemistry, DOAS, aerosol
  • Jun Matsumoto
    Jun Matsumoto
    (Waseda Univ.)
    Expertise
    Reactive nitrogen, Reactivity of VOC
  • Yuzo Miyazaki
    Yuzo Miyazaki
    (Hokkaido Univ.)
    Expertise
    Biogenic OA, Atmos.-biosphere interaction
  • Jun-ichi Kurokawa
    Jun-ichi Kurokawa
    (ACAP)
    Expertise
    Emission inventory, REAS
  • Michihiro Mochida
    Michihiro Mochida
    (Nagoya Univ.)
    Expertise
    Organic aerosol, CCN
  • Naoko Saitoh
    Naoko Saitoh
    (Chiba Univ.)
    Expertise
    Satellite remote sensing
  • Yu Morino
    Yu Morino
    (NIES)
    Expertise
    Atmospheric modeling
  • Thomas Sekiyama
    Thomas Sekiyama
    (MRI)
    Expertise
    Numerical Modeling
  • Shinji Morimoto
    Shinji Morimoto
    (Tohoku Univ.)
    Expertise
    GHGs, polar research
  • Kenshi Takahashi
    Kenshi Takahashi
    (Kyoto Univ.)
    Expertise
    Spectroscopy, kinetics
  • Akihiro Yabushita
    Akihiro Yabushita
    (Kyushu Univ.)
    Expertise
    Heterogeneous reaction
  • Nobuyuki Takegawa
    Nobuyuki Takegawa
    (Tokyo Met. Univ.)
    Expertise
    Aerosol, Mass Spec
  • Seiichiro Yonemura
    Seiichiro Yonemura
    (NIAES)
    Expertise
    Atmos-agriculture interaction
  • Jing Zhang
    Jing Zhang
    (Toyama Univ.)
    Expertise
    Chem Oceanogr, Envir Biogeochem

Events

Year JpSAC Annual Meeting IGAC-Japan NC Meeting Sponsored events
2018 Takamatsu    
2017 Takamatsu
  • October, Takamatsu
  • March, Tokyo
3rd International Workshop on Heterogeneous Kinetics Related to Atmospheric Aerosols in Shanghai
2016 Sapporo   2nd International Workshop on Heterogeneous Kinetics Related to Atmospheric Aerosols in Tsukuba
2015 Tokyo
  • October, Tokyo
  • May, Chiba
1st International Workshop on Heterogeneous Kinetics Related to Atmospheric Aerosols in Beijing
2014 Tokyo    
2013 Ishikawa
  • November, Tokyo
 
2012 Fukuoka
  • November, Fukuoka
  • September, Tokyo (with IGAC IPO)
 

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