3rd International Metasequoia Symposium 本文へジャンプ
The Third International Metasequoia Symposium Final Circular

August 3 to 8, 2010, Osaka

Financially supported
Tokyo Club
Expo '90 Foundation
Commemorative Organization for the Japan World Exposition ‘70

Supported and Cooperated
Japanese Association of Historical Botany
The Botanical Gardens, Tohoku University
Osaka Museum of Natural History
Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University
Kinki Branch of Geological Society of Japan
Lake Biwa Museum
Mizunami Fossil Museum
Nagai Botanical Garden, Osaka
Minakuchi Kodomonomori Nature Museum

For Print (PDF ver.)

Organizing committee
Mitsuo SUZUKI, Secretary-in-General (Tohoku University, Sendai)
Minoru TSUKAGOSHI, Vice Secretary-in-General and Symposium (Osaka Museum of Natural History, Osaka)
Akira TAKAHASHI, Finance (University of Hyogo, Sanda)
Kazuhiko UEMURA, Program (National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo)
Harufumi NISHIDA, Program (Chuo University, Tokyo)
Ben A. LePAGE, Program (PECO Energy Company, Philadelphia)
Christopher J. WILLIAMS, Program (Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster)
Jinshuang MA, Program (Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden)
Shuichi NOSHIRO, Proceedings and Abstract (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Tsukuba)
Atsushi OKUBO, Symposium (Osaka City University, Osaka)
Mutsuhiko MINAKI, Symposium (University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences, Kobe, President of Japanese Association of Historical Botany)
Arata MOMOHARA, Excursion (Chiba University, Matsudo)
Motonari OHYAMA, Accountant (Tohoku University, Sendai)
Kiyoaki SAITO, Advisor (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto)

Osaka Museum of Natural History (OMNH)
Nagai Park 1-23 , Higashi-Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, 546-0034, Japan
Phone +81-6-6697-6221 FAX +81-6-6697-6225

August 3 (Tuesday)
13:00-17:00 Registration at Osaka Museum of Natural History (OMNH)
18:00-20:00 Welcome Reception at OMNH
August 4 (Wednesday)
9:00- Registration at OMNH
9:30-10:00 Opening at OMNH
Opening address
10:00-12:05 Oral Session at OMNH
13:30-15:35 Oral Session at OMNH
15:40-17:00 Poster Session at OMNH
18:50-21:00 Dinner Party (river cruising on a Japanese traditional boat)
August 5 (Thursday)
9:30-11:35 Oral Session at OMNH
13:00-15:05 Oral Session at OMNH
15:35-17:40 Oral Session at OMNH
17:40-18:00 Closing at OMNH
August 6 (Friday)
7:40 Meeting at the AOTS Kansai Kenshu Center
8:00 Departure for Field Excursion by chartered bus
(Please see the page of excursion for minute schedule)
August 8 (Sunday)
19:30 Arrival to the AOTS Kansai Kenshu Center

Although the informed registration deadline (June 1) was passed, we can still now accept symposium participant. Please get the registration form from page of the second circular and send it to secretary of the International Metasequoia Symposium.
Dinner: closed.
Excursion: closed.

How you can arrive to OMNH and AOTS?
OMNH; Osaka Museum of Natural History
AOTS; The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship, Kansai Kenshu center

From Kansai International Airport to Nagai station (Fig.1)
Please take “rapid” or “express” train for Namba by Nankai Line (do not use JR line for convenience) at Kansai International Airport station, and transfer from Nankai Line to Subway Midosuji Line for Nakamozu at Namba station.
If you want to go OMNH, please get off at Nagai station.
If you want to go AOTS, please get off at Abiko station that is the next of Nagai station.
(time required)
・From Kansai International Airport to Namba by Nankai line; about 50 minutes.
・Transfer at Namba station from Nankai Line to subway Midosuji Line: about 10 minutes (Fig.2).
・From Namaba station to Nagai station by subway; about 15 minutes.
・From Nagai station to Abiko station by subway; about 1 minute.

Fig. 1 Access map from Kansai Internatinal Airport to OMNH and AOTS

Fig. 2 Route from Nankai Line to Subway Midosuji Line, at Namba St.

From Nagai station to OMNH (Fig.3)
OMNH is located within the Nagai Park.
Please take exit No.1 or No.3 at Nagai station.
Walk about 800m in accordance with the sign ''3rd International Metasequoia Symposium''.
You can enter OMNH not from public entrance but from the entrance for museum staff.

Fig. 3 Route map from Nagai St. to OMNH

From Abiko station to AOTS Kansai Kenshu Center (Fig.4)
Please take Elevator or exit No.3 at Abiko station.
From Abiko Station 5 min. by Taxi (about 700JPY), or 10min. walk on foot (about 600m).

Fig. 4 Route map from Abiko St. to AOTS Kansai Kenshu Center

Please remember that Osaka will be very hot look like as a tropical area in August. Therefore, it is not recommended to carry big luggage from Nagai station to OMNH. You will be better firstly check-in AOTS, and then visit OMNH for registration.

AOTS (The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship) Kansai Kenshu Center
 Asaka 1-7-5, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, 558-0021,JAPAN
 Tel: + 81-6-6608-8260 (Reception)
 Fax: + 81-6-6690-2678
 E-mail: kkcreservation#aots.or.jp
URL: http://www.aots.or.jp/eng/about/center/facilities_kkc.html
(Caution!!: Please change # to @ in sending your e-mail.)

For the instruction of Abstracts, please see the page “ABSTRACTS FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS” in the second circular.
The deadline for submission of Abstracts is July 1, 2010.

The proceedings of the symposium will be published within a year. Its instruction will be given by the chief editor (Dr. NOSHIRO, FFPRI) at the symposium venue. Registration participant will get each one copy without charge.

Neogene fossil sites and Chamaecyparis forest in central Japan. August 6 - 8
Organizers: Arata MOMOHARA (Chief, CHIBA Chiba University), Chiyomi YAMAKAWA (Lake Biwa Museum), Takeshi SAITO (Meijo University), Minoru TSUKAGOSHI (Osaka Museum of Natural History)

August 6 (Friday)
7:40 Meeting at the AOTS Kansai Kenshu Center
8:00 Departure by chartered bus
10:30 Arrival to the Lake Biwa Museum at Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture, and an exhibition of a Pleistocene Metasequoia forest in the Kobiwako Group
11:30 Lunch
13:00 Observation on plant fossil collections of the museum
14:00 Departure from the museum
14:40 Arrival to Yoshinaga site, Konan, Shiga Prefecture, and observation on the Late Pliocene Yoshinaga fossil Metasequoia forest
15:50 Departure from the Yoshinaga site
17:50 Arrival to Hotel Harmonie Terrasse in Gifu, Gifu Prefecture
18:40 Dinner in the hotel
August 7 (Saturday)
7:00 Breakfast in the hotel
8:00 Departure from the hotel
9:00 Arrival to the Minokamo Fossil Forest Park, Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, and observation on the Early Miocene Petrified Forest dominated by Wataria, Sterculiaceae
9:30 Departure the park
10:20 Arrival to the early Late Miocene carpological site of the Tokiguchi Porcelain Clay Formation at the Hishiya Opencast Mine, Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture
11:40 Departure for Mizunami, Gifu Prefecture
12:20 Arrival and lunch at Mizunami Geoscience Center
13:20 Observation on Miocene fossil collection of the Mizunami Fossil Museum
15:00 Departure from the museum
17:00 Arrival to Hotel Kyorai-So in Akasawa Natural Forest Park, Nagano Prefecture
18:30 Dinner in the hotel
August 8 (Sunday)
7:00 Breakfast in the hotel
8:00 Hiking in Chamaecyparis obtusa and C. pisifera forest of Akasawa Natural Forest Park
9:50 Departure for Tsumago, Nakatsugawa, Nagano Prefecture
12:00 Lunch, street watching and traditional souvenir shopping at Tsumago, a preserved and restored Shukuba town (an old post station) in Nakasendo Route from Edo (old Tokyo) to Kusatsu (near Kyoto)
14:00 Leaving Tsumago
19:30 Arrival to the AOTS Kansai Kenshu Center

Please send an e-mail to the committee office.

Committeee office e-mail: metasequoia.secretary#gmail.com
(Caution!!: Please change # to @ in sending your e-mail.)

Organizing committee
Conference program
Access to venue and accommodation
Field excursion

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