Local Organizing Committee

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is the IGAC-Japan National Committee.

All of the IGAC-Japan National Committee members are committed to fully supporting the preparation for the conference. Also, the Japan Society of Atmospheric Chemistry (JpSAC) will support the LOC.

LOC core members at NIES in Tsukuba

Hiroshi Tanimoto
Hiroshi Tanimoto
NIES (chair)
Tatsuya Nagashima
Tatsuya Nagashima
Satoshi Inomata
Satoshi Inomata
Nobuyuki Takegawa
Nobuyuki Takegawa

Hiroshi Tanimoto is Head of the Global Atmospheric Chemistry Section at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), in Tsukuba, Japan. He received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry from the University of Tokyo in 2001 and has been a tenured scientist at NIES since 2001. He is currently a co-chair of the Scientific Steering Committee of IGAC, chair of the IGAC-Japan National Committee, and a leading co-chair of IGAC-MANGO, which was founded in 2015. Hiroshi was born and raised in Takamatsu.

Supporting Teams

Outreach Team

Social Events Team

  • Sachiko Okamoto (NIES)
  • Kohei Ikeda (NIES)

Website/Editing Team

  • Kimiko Suto (Hokkaido Univ.)
  • Edit Nagy-Tanaka (NIES)

Administration Team

  • Mayu Kure (NIES)
  • Norie Yamamoto (NIES)
  • Naoko Sasaki (NIES)
  • Mariko Ohashi (NIES)


Conference Sponsors

         RESTEC   CGER   KIMOTO ELECTRIC Co.,Ltd.   Tokyo Dylec Corporation   TOYOFUJI SHIPPING CO.,LTD.   Shoreline Science Research, Inc.   Picarro, Inc.   Diamond Air Service Inc.   Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene   SHIMADZU CORPORATION, Koichi Tanaka Mass Spectrometry Research Laboratory   Japan Meteorological Corporation      World Meteorological Organization   Nippon Thermo Co., Ltd.   Panasonic Corporation Eco Solutions Company   Asia Center for Air Pollution Research(ACAP)   Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia(EANET)   Droplet Measurement Technologies, Inc.   Markes International Ltd   Fujitsu Limited   Medical Supplements and Services the Leading Company   Takamatsu Preparatory School   MDPI   Japan Environmental Sanitation Center   Sayama Corporation   GEF   MEIWAFOSIS   Taiyo Corporation   ITEC Science Co.,Ltd   SUURI-KEIKAKU Co.,Ltd   Springer   JAPAN AIRLINES Co.,Ltd.  

Early Career Program Sponsors

APN   National Science Foundation   National Aeronautics and Space Administration   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration   World Meteorological Organization   Global Atmosphere Watch                     IASS   NIES   

Cooperating Societies


Supporting Organizations

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan (MEXT)   Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan   Japan Tourism Agency, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism   Science Council of Japan   NIES                                    Kagawa University