Press Releases

July 24, 2009
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

Fifth Seminar in the Series of
“Ocean and Earth Institute”
- Unveiling the Wonders of the Deep Sea -

The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC: Yasuhiro Kato, President) will host the fifth seminar of the “Ocean and Earth Institute” series as described below.

The seminar aims to increase public understanding and awareness of marine and earth sciences, by introducing JAMSTEC’s activities and latest research findings in an approachable and comprehensive way.

The seminar, titled “Unveiling the Wonders of the Deep Sea,” will take place in collaboration with the Hiroshima Children’s Museum. A former pilot of the manned research submersible “SHINKAI 6500” along with experts in marine technology, biology and geosciences will introduce JAMSTEC’S research and submersibles including SHINKAI6500, the deep-sea organisms and marine mineral resources.


1. Date and time: Saturday, August 29, 2009 13:00-16:45 (Admission starts at 12:30)
2. Venue: Hiroshima Children’s Museum(Refer to the Map)
3. Hosts: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Hiroshima Children’s Museum
4. Sponsor: The Ministry of the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
5. Admission: Free
6. Details: For the program and speakers, please refer to the Appendix (in Japanese)
7. Application: Please pre-register on-line (see URL below), or send a double post card to the following address with names, addresses and phone numbers of all participants.


Mailing address:
“Ocean and Earth Institute Seminar”
Hiroshima Children’s Museum
5-83, Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, 730-0011 Japan

Deadline for application: Friday, August 21, 2009

Seats are limited to the first 250 people.

* Please note that the lectures will be delivered only in Japanese.


Hiroshima Children’s Museum
Address: 5-83, Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hirohsima

  • By Hiroshima tram car:
    300 meters from the Genbaku-Domu-mae (Atomic bomb Dorm) stop.
    * Take a tram car No. 2 or No.6 from Hiroshima station. It takes about 20 minutes to the Genbaku-Domu-mae stop.
  • By bus:
    Take a bus that stops near Hiroshima Bus Center, Hiroshima Municipal Stadium (Shimin Kyujo), Atomic bomb Dorm, or the Kamiya-cho area.
  • By car:
    No parking available. Please use nearby fee-based parking spaces.



Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
(For the seminar)
Shozo Tashiro
Manager, Public Relations Division
Advanced Research and Technology Promotion Department
(For publication)
Toru Nakamura, e-mail:
Manager, Planning Department Press Office