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Delegation of PSC visited PSJ of Japan

As invited by Prof. Makoto Manabe, President of the Palaeontological Society of Japan (PSJ), the delegation of the Palaeontological Society of China (PSC) lead by Prof. Zhan Renbin, President of PSC and Prof. Wang Yongdong, vice-President of PSC, visited Japan from April 15 to 20, 2019 to discuss the cooperation and exchange between the two societies of PSC and PSJ.



Prof. Zhan Renbin and Prof. Makoto Manabe, the President of PSJ


During the visit stay in Japan, Prof. Zhan and his delegation met with Prof. Makoto Manabe (National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo), the President of PSJ, Prof. Tatsuo Oji (Nagoya University), the former President of PSJ, Prof. Kazuyoshi Endo (University of Tokyo), the member of Standing Committee of PSJ, Prof. Hiroshi Nishi (Tohoku University) and Prof. Atsushi Matsuoka (Niigata University), and other council and secretariat members of PSJ. They together discussed the issues of the establishment of the Asian Paleontology Association (APA), the preparations for the convening of the First Asian Paleontological Congress (APC) with celebration the 90th anniversary of the PSC.



PSC and PSJ members discussed at the University of Tokyo


The executive leaders of the PSC and PSJ also discussed the bilateral cooperation between two societies, including attending the annual conference of PSJ, organizing joint field trips, holding a series of lectures in China by well-known Japanese scholars, jointly holding fossil special exhibitions and training postgraduates.



Academic lectures in University of Tokyo


During the visit in Tokyo, Profs. Zhan and Wang were invited to give two academic lectures in University of Tokyo on "The Eastern Equatorial Pacific Cold Tongue – the Engine of Ordovician Radiation in South China" and "Vegetation and Terrestrial Ecosystem Evolution across the Triassic – Jurassic Transition in the Sichuan Basin, South China". They also had seminar discussions with students and scholars from several universities and museums of Japan.



Seminar discussions with students and scholars from several universities and museums in Japan


During the visit trip in Japan, Zhan and Wang also visited the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Nagoya University Museum, and the Fossil Museum in Surirao, Gifu Prefecture. They also discussed about the museum science communication and fossil exhibition exchanges between two socities.


Visit to Nagoya University Museum