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 Atmos. Chem. in Japan

 

Timeline Events
1987The IGAC-Japan National Committee was established under the Science Council of Japan.
1989An IGBP-Japan National Committee was established under the Science Council of Japan.
19931st IGAC Conference, Eilat, Israel
19942nd IGAC & 8th CACGP Symposium, Fuji-Yoshida, Japan
1994IGAC-Japan National Committee
19951st conference on Atmos Chem in Japan
1999Japan Society of Atmospheric Chemistry
201319th conference on Atmos Chem in Toyama, Japan
201420th conference on Atmos Chem in Tokyo, Japan
20151st International Workshop on Heterogeneous Kinetics Related to Atmospheric Aerosols in Beijing, China.
201521th conference on Atmos Chem in Tokyo, Japan
2015IGAC Japan National Committee Annual Meeting
201622th conference on Atmos Chem in Hokkaido, Japan
20162nd International Workshop on Heterogeneous Kinetics Related to Atmospheric Aerosols in Tsukuba, 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 IGBP-Japan or WCRP-Japan communities (w/ SOLAS, iLEAPS, SPARC, etc)

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
    CO2, CONTRAIL
  • Nawo Eguchi
    Nawo Eguchi
    Kyushu Univ.
    Expertise
    Atmospheric Science, Stratosphere-Troposphere Coupling
  • Atsushi Matsuki
    Atsushi Matsuki
    (Kanazawa Univ.)
    Expertise
    Bioaerosol
  • Yasuko Kasai
    Yasuko Kasai
    (NICT)
    Expertise
    Satellite, SMILES, ISS
  • Kazuhide Matsuda
    Kazuhide Matsuda
    (Tokyo Univ. Agricul. Technol.)
    Expertise
    Atmos. deposition, DEBITS
  • 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
    Organic aerosol, forest, sea
  • Jun-ichi Kurokawa
    Jun-ichi Kurokawa
    (ACAP)
    Expertise
    Emission inventory, GEIA
  • Michihiro Mochida
    Michihiro Mochida
    (Nagoya Univ.)
    Expertise
    SOA, physical chemistry
  • Naoko Saitoh
    Naoko Saitoh
    (Chiba Univ.)
    Expertise
    Satellite, GOSAT
  • Yu Morino
    Yu Morino
    (NIES)
    Expertise
    Acid deposition, Reg. model
  • Thomas Sekiyama
    Thomas Sekiyama
    (MRI)
    Expertise
    Assimilation
  • 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
    Chemical oceanography

Events / Publications

Timeline Events / Publications
2018
2017
2016
  • 2nd International Workshop on Heterogeneous Kinetics Related to Atmospheric Aerosols in Tsukuba, Japan.
2016
  • 22th conference on Atmos Chem in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
2015
  • IGAC Japan National Committee Annual Meeting
2015
  • 21th conference on Atmos Chem in Tokyo, Japan
2015
  • 1st International Workshop on Heterogeneous Kinetics Related to Atmospheric Aerosols in Beijing, China.
2014
  • Make IGAC-Japan webpage & database
  • Continue to push APOLLO/Anu-ISS & research aircraft
  • Discuss opportunities to host international conferences/workshops
  • Joint IGAC-SOLAS-iLEAPS committee meeting for Future Earth
2013
  • Annual meeting in Tokyo in Nov.
    • More linkage to IGAC
    • Update on APOLLO/Anu-ISS
2012
  • Informal IGAC-Japan meeting with Megan Melamed (Sep.)
  • Annual committee meeting in Fukuoka in Nov.
    • Statement to support GMAP-Asia, APOLLO/Anu-ISS
    • Statement to support a research aircraft (Mitsubishi Regional Jet)