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Academic degree

Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)

General information

Leading scientist's research interests: geology, plate tectonics, Pacific type orogeny, accretion complexes, stratigraphy of oceanic plates, mantle plumes, metamorphic petrology, geodynamics, deep layers of Earth, genesis of Earth and life.

Quote by the head of the laboratory: "Stratigraphy of oceanic plates and accretion complex are the key to understanding Earth's history as a whole".

Scientific recognition
Awards and achievements:

2017, 2002, 1998, 1995, 1978 - Special awards of the Geological Society of Japan.

2014 – Honorary member of the Geological Society of America.

2014 – Honorary member of Japan Geoscience Union.

2007-2008 - Clarivate Analytics Award for most citation in Earth sciences.

2006 – Medal with Purple Ribbon awarded by the government of Japan.

1982 – Award from Toyama Prefecture.

- Overall number of articles according to Web of Science – 380, Overall number of citations according to Web of Science – 13552.

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