Last Updated : April 19, 2019

International Training Course

GSJ International Training Course on Practical Geological Survey Techniques 2019
- Application to Geological Disaster Mitigation -
4 - 21 June 2019, Tsukuba


Application Deadline: 28 February 2019 (Closed)

Introduction of the GSJ International Training Course 2019 [pdf(756KB)]

Application Form [zip(267KB)]

Tentative Program (as of April 2019)




Section 1: Practical geological survey techniques for accretionary geology
- Dr. Kazuhiro Miyazaki (Metamorphic Petrology, GSJ)
- Dr. Yutaka Takahashi (Petrology, GSJ)
- Dr. Yoshihiro Nakamura (Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Jun Hosoi (Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Yasuyuki Banno (Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Daisuke Sato (Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Masumi Mikoshiba (Geochemistry, GSJ)
- Dr. Hidetoshi Hara (Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Tsuyoshi Ito (Paleontology, GSJ)
- Dr. Yoshiaki Kon (Geochemistry, GSJ)
- Dr. Kenzo Sanematsu (Mineral Resources, GSJ)
- Dr. Koji Wakita (Geology, Yamaguchi University)
Section 2: Exploration and analysis techniques
- Dr. Masahiko Makino (Geophysics, GSJ)
- Dr. Shigeo Okuma (Geophysics, GSJ)
- Dr. Hirokazu Yamamoto (Remote Sensing, GSJ)
- Dr. Yoshiki Ninomiya (Remote Sensing, GSJ)
- Dr. Shinji Takarada (Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Joel Bandibas (GIS, GSJ)
Section 3: Application to geological disaster mitigation
- Dr. Tsutomu Nakazawa (Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Susumu Nonogaki (Geoinformatics, GSJ)
- Dr. Ikuo Cho (Geophysics, GSJ)
- Dr. Masayuki Yoshimi (Earthquake engineering, GSJ)
- Dr. Jun’ichi Itoh (Volcano Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Tadashi Maruyama (Earthquake Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Yuichi Namegaya (Tsunami, GSJ)
- Dr. Yoshihiro Ishizuka (Volcano Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Senro Kuraoka (Landslide, Nippon Koei)
- Mr. Hirotaka Yoshida (OYO Corporation)
- Mr. Tadashi Yagi (OYO Corporation)

and more.

Access to GSJ, AIST

About ~70 min. by a limousine from the Narita International Airport to Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal.

Living Information


A single room will be provided for each trainee in the AIST guest house “Sakura-kan”.

Sakura-kan [pdf]

Restaurants and Shops

There are several cafeterias and a convenience store in AIST. Participants can take breakfast, lunch and supper there. They can also go out for meals and shopping in the vicinity.


Map around AIST

Weather and Clothing

June is rainy season in Japan. Heavy rain is not very common, but it sometimes drizzles for days. Average maximum/minimum temperatures of June are 26℃ (79°F)/17℃ (63°F) and humidity is 70 to 75%. Participants would be well-advised to bring an umbrella. A rain jacket and comfortable shoes are needed for the field excursions.

Electrical Equipment

In Japan the power plugs and sockets are of type A. The standard voltage is 100 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. Participants would be well-advised to bring adapters.

Time Zone

-1:00 Papua New Guinea

+0:00 Timor-Leste

+1:00 Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore

+2:00 Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Vietnam

+2:30 Myanmar



Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ)

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Tsukuba City

Official tourism website of Japan

Japanese travel phrases