CONTENTS

1. Interview: Dr.Yasuoka, Program Director, Ecosystem Change Research Program

2. The Symposium of the FRSGC /FORSGC was held

3. El Nino-phenomena discovered in the Indian Ocean!

4. Introduction of the researchers

5. Introduction of the Global Change Research Institutes in the World

6. Frontier Observational Research System for Global Change has started

7. Opening Ceremony of the International Arctic Research Center

8. References, etc.