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Junji Yamamoto Last modified date:2021.11.11

Professor / Material Science of Solar Planets
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

Graduate School
Undergraduate School

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Academic Degree
Ph. D.
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Chemistry in the Earth system
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
I am exploring chemically how the Earth was born, how it developed into its present state, and what it will be in the future. On the social learning, I am conducting activities to clarify ambiguous spatio-temporal scale of "environment".
Research Interests
  • Four-dimensional exploration of the lithospheric mantle
    Identifying the source asteroid of the Earth
    Probability of layered mantle convection
    Development of Raman spectroscopic isotope analysis method
    keyword : Mantle, isotope, physical properties of minerals, fluid inclusion, spectroscopy
Academic Activities
1. Junji Yamamoto, Jun Korenaga, Naoto Hirano, Hiroyuki Kagi, Melt-rich lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary inferred from petit-spot volcanoes, GEOLOGY, 10.1130/G35944.1, 42, 11, 967-970, 2014.11.
Works, Software and Database
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Membership in Academic Society
  • Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences
  • The Geochemical Society
  • American Geophisical Union
  • Incentive Award of The Geochemical Society of Japan
Educational Activities
In order to increase the educational effect, it would be effective to stimulate the learning motivation of students. I am therefore investigating the class evaluation to identify the factors that can stimulate and improve students' learning motivation, and to explore the educational system that can continue the learning motivation even after the class period.
Other Educational Activities
  • 2021.11, Yamamoto J. and Tokunaga S. (2021) Factors affecting overall evaluation of a class: Exploring factors improving learning motivation. Journal of Higher Education and Lifelong Learning, in press..
  • 2021.10, Yamamoto J. and Tokunaga S. (2021) Analogical Extended Expression for Understanding of Earth's Spatio-Temporal Scale. Environmental Education, in press..
  • 2019.12, Yamamoto J.,Tokunaga S., Asahi H., Odajima M. and Abe T.(2020)Improvement of a Teaching Material for the Earth’s Layered Structure. Education of Earth Science 72,115-128..
  • 2019.05, Yamamoto J., Tokunaga S., Tanaka T., Tajima T. (2019) Development of a Teaching Material for the Earth’s Layered Structure: A Sensory Tool for Specific Gravity. Education of Earth Science 72, 31-42..
  • 2017.05, Yamamoto J., Tokunaga S., Tanaka T., Takahata K., Tajima T., Mishima W. (2017) Development of educational tool for formation processes of graded layers -a sensory tool for viscous resistance of a media-. Education of Earth Science70, 31-41..
  • 2017.03, Mishima W., Yamamoto J., Arita K., Kato Y., Tanaka T., Torimoto J., Takahata K., Kusaka A. and Teranishi T. (2017) Potential of Mortar as an Experimental Material for Aid in Understanding of Rock Weathering by Freezing and Thawing. Education of Earth Science 70, 15-22..
  • 2015.07, Mishima W., Yamamoto J., Arita K., Torimoto J., Tanaka T. and Sakai M. (2015) Development of an experimental method in education to aid understanding of rock weathering brought about by freezing and thawing. Education of Earth Science 68, 59-67..
  • 2014.06, Shitaoka Y., Honjo M., Watanabe K., Kawahara M., Yamamoto J., Mithosh M., Nakano H., Hiraga S. and Takemura K. (2014) Comparative Analysis of availability of Magma formation program using Portable Clay Cooking Stove. Environmental Education, 24, 85-91..
  • 2013.03, Tokunaga S., Yamamoto J. (2013) Responsiveness of environmental education to the Great East Japan Earthquake ―Science Cafe―. Environmental Education after the Great East Japan Earthquake (Environmental Education in Japan), pp. 209, The Japanese Society of Environmental Education, Tokyo..
  • 2012.03, Shitaoka Y., Miyoshi M., Yamamoto J., Miyoshi M. and Takemura K.(2012)Study program to estimate hinterland using several separation methods for beach samd. Education of Earth Science 65, 51-61..
  • 2012.03, Yamamoto J., Tokunaga S. and Shitaoka Y.(2012)Availability of mantle carbon as an educational resource for environmental education. Environmental Education 21, 64-73..
  • 2011.05, Shitaoka Y., Miyoshi M., Mawatari H., Yoshikawa S., Yamamoto J., Watanabe K., Saito T., Sugimoto T., Yamada M., Miyoshi M. and Takemura K.(2011)Observation of magma formation using familiar products (in Japanese with English abstract). Education of Earth Science 64, 53-69..