Hisayoshi Yurimoto

Welcome to The Geochemical Society of Japan (GSJ). GSJ was established in 1953 to advance research in geochemistry and planetary science (cosmochemistry; mineral and rock chemistry; volcanology and hydrothermal chemistry; isotope geochemistry and geochronology; atmospheric chemistry; hydrochemistry and marine chemistry; organic geochemistry; environmental chemistry). GSJ, the oldest society of its type, aims to promote research in these fields, provide a platform for exchange of information among researchers, release the latest research results through rapid publication, and disseminate information of geochemical interest to the general public. Our society, currently consisting of approximately 1000 members, has been providing our members with a high level science for more than 60 years.

Our primary journal, Geochemical Journal, is an international journal and is now available in part as an open-access e-journal through financial support by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. The Geochemical Journal Award is presented annually to authors who have published the most outstanding paper in Geochemical Journal in the previous year. The award ceremony and lecture are presented at the Goldschmidt Conference. Chikyu Kagaku, another important publication of our society, is published bimonthly in Japanese.

In 2013, GSJ signed Memoranda of Understanding with The Geochemical Society (GS) and The European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) establishing a schedule of scientific meetings to discuss cooperative and collaborative activities to promote scientific research in geochemistry. Of these meetings, the annual Goldschmidt Conference is the official GS–EAG meeting, generally held alternately at venues in Europe and outside of Europe. GSJ has proudly cosponsored the Goldschmidt Conference since 2003, when GSJ hosted the 13th Goldschmidt Conference in Kurashiki, Japan. In 2016, our society will host the 26th Goldschmidt Conference in Yokohama in the vicinity of Tokyo, Japan. We look forward to a fruitful and successful scientific meeting at Goldschmidt 2016.

GSJ also signed Memoranda of Understanding with The Chinese Society for Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry and The Geological Society of Korea establishing a schedule of scientific meetings to discuss cooperative and collaborative activities to promote scientific research in geochemistry.