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Marine Affairs Group
  Operation plan and management, boarding management
Drilling Operation Group
  Drilling and well planning, logging, drilling procurement
Geological Evaluation Group
  Engineering site survey, Geo-hazard evaluation, Science data management
Technology Group
  Technology development of deep earth exploration, drilling and measurement.
Ship maintenance, Technical improvement and upgrading
IODP Promotion Group
  Science implementation, Lab management, Scientific publication, Sample management, Science party support
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Masaoki Yamao
Director

Expertise: Drilling technology
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Ikuo Sawada
Deputy Director

Expertise: Drilling in general
Marine Affairs Group
Operation plan and management, boarding management
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Kiyoshi Hatakeyama
Group Leader
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Tomohisa Nawate
Assistant Director
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Takahiro Hirai
Maritime Affairs
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Hajime Nakamura
Legal relation
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Momoko Kawafuchi
Marine Affairs
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Aki Tanaka
Marine Affairs
Drilling Operation Group
Drilling and well planning, logging, drilling procurement
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Ikuo Sawada (concurrently)
Group Leader, Operation Superintendent
Drilling Operations

Expertise: Drilling in general
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Yoshinori Uemura
Assistant Director
Operation Superintendent
Drilling Engineer

Expertise: Drilling in general
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Tomokazu Saruhashi
Sub Leader
Operation Superintendent
Drilling Engineer

Expertise: Drilling in general
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Koji Takase
Sub Leader
Well Planning and management
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Sho Kataoka
Drilling Engineer
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Takahiro Yokoyama
Drilling Engineer
Geological Evaluation Group
Engineering site survey, Geo-hazard evaluation, Science data management
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Moe Kyaw Thu
Group Leader

Expertise: Marine Geology, Seismic Stratigraphy, Petrophysics
Others: The Society of Exploration Geophisicists (SEG), American Geophysical Union (AGU), The Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)
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Kan Aoike
Sub Leader
Operations Geology

Expertise: Geology, Tectonics
Others: The Geological Society of Japan, American Geophysical Union(AGU), The Geological Society of America (GSA)
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Yoshionri Sanada
Core-Log-Sesimic Integration

Expertise: Geophysics
Others: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, Society of Exploration Geophysicists of Japan, Japanese Association of Petroleum Technology
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Yasuyuki Nakamura (concurrently)
Operations Geology

Expertise: Geophysics
Others: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Geophysical Union, Seismological Society of Japan, The Geological Society of Japan, Society of Exploration Geophysicists of Japan
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Yukari Kido
Core-Log-Sesimic Integration

IODP-Related: Site Survey Panel (SSP)
Expertise: Geomagnetism and Geoelctricity, Solid earth geodynamic survey
Others: Society of Geomagnetism and Earth Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS), American Geophysical Union (AGU)
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Takamitsu Sugihara
Lab. management, Measurement QA/QC, Analytical development

Expertise Geochemestry, petrology, analytical chemistry, electromagnetic wave remote-sensing and its image processing, and hardware development for the advanced sciences
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Yuichi Shinmoto (concurrently)
Coring technology

Expertise: Geotechnical Engineering
Technology Group
Technology development of deep earth exploration, drilling and measurement.
Ship maintenance, Technical improvement and upgrading
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Masanori Kyo
Group Leader
Project Manager (Long Term Monitoring)

Expertise: Ocean Engineering, Deep Sea Technology
Others: The Marine Acoustics Society of Japan, Marine Technology Society
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Eigo Miyazaki
Sub Leader
Subsea engineering development

Expertise: Naval Architect
Others: The Japan Society of Naval Architechts and Ocean Engineers
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Yutaka Ikoma
Assistant Director
Coordination of development
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Kazuyasu Wada
Sub Leader
Drilling equipment, Core barrel

Expertise: Robotics, Control
Others: The Japan Society of Naval Architechts and Ocean Engineers, The Japanese Association for Petroleum Technology
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Tomoya Inoue
Sub Leader
Deep Drilling Technology Development

Expertise: Naval Architect and Ocean Engineer
Others: The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers,IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
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Yasuhiro Namba
Long-term borehole monitoring technology, Riser pipe analysis

Expertise: Naval architecture and ocean engineering
Others: The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers
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Yoshihiro Shiga
System Manager
 
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Kyoma Takahashi
Data Management
 
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Yuichi Shinmoto
Coring technology

Expertise: Geotechnical Engineering
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Yasuyuki Yamazaki
Dynamic Positioning System

Expertise: Elements of mechanism
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Junya Ishiwata
Underwater communication, Borehole monitoring

Expertise: Remote sensing, Signal processing
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Hiroshi Noguchi
Maintenance of the Plan and management
IODP Promotion Group
Science implementation, Lab management, Scientific publication, Sample management, Science party support
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Nobu Eguchi
Group Leader
Staff Scientist

Expertise: Paleoceanography
Others: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
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Sean Toczko
Sub Leader
Staff Scientist

Expertise: Marine Biology
Others: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
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Yusuke Kubo
Staff Scientist

Expertise: Sedimentology
Others: The Geological Society of Japan, American Geophysical Union(AGU), The Geological Society of America (GSA)
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Lena Maeda
Staff Scientist
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Chiaki Igarashi
Lab Manager

Expertise: Geochemistry
Others: Geochemical Society, Analytical Science, Japan Association for Coastal Zone Studies
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