Newsletter No.4 October-1998

Appearances at 'Triangle'98'

'Triangle'98' was held at National Kokusai-kaikan Conference hall from September 29 (Tue.)through October 2 (Fri.), 1998.This symposium was the first international conference,being held by the FRSGC and IPRC,together with the JAMSTEC,after the establishment of the FRSGC and IPRC.
On behalf of the researchers participating in this conference,Dr.Yamagata,Program Director of the Climate Variations Research Program,gave the keynote lecture at the beginning of the conference,and the FRSGC played a most active part toward success of it.
In the conference mainly the total of about 320 researchers for four days had earnest discussions etc.and the conference ended in a great success.

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