Greetings JSTS Members!

This autumn has been warm and there has been a string of fine weather. Many events all over the country have resumed recently, helping us to brush away the pent up stress caused by the long period of corona precautions. Surely there have been a lot of things to take pleasure in recently.

Now it is December and just like that there are indications of winter, and the busyness of the end-of-the-year has come. Things like colds and flus are expected to be going around, so everyone, please take care of yourselves. If we all keep our health in mind, I think we can make it through the new year!

Now then, it has become sort of a custom, but here is an announcement from Prof. Miike, JSTS Board Member and President of Yamaguchi College of Arts, about the 2023 Edition of Hontо̄ no koyomi ほんとうの暦. JSTS Members, or anyone who is interested, by all means please request a copy!

From Miike-sensei:

Hontо̄ no koyomi” is an original product of Yamaguchi College of Arts’ Design Studio Mirai, who has been creating it since 2021.

“Last year the calendar was placed exhibit nationwide and received awards.

“This year, the calendar includes the Japanese nursery rhyme & popular song “Shiki no uta” 四季の歌 (Song of the 4 Seasons) and a commentary article on the 24 Seasons and 72 Micro-seasons printed along with the calendar.

“This year Yamaguchi College of Arts has become its own branch of JSTS with 8 members, so I thought why not take this opportunity to publicize “Hontо̄ no koyomi” and JSTS and our branch group all together!

“With that, I look forward to your kind support in the future.”

—Hidetoshi Miike

Deadline

Only 3 lucky people can receive their own copy Hontо̄ no koyomi as a present!
Those interested should send an email to: mail*ATMARK*timestudies.net by December 10th.
The lucky winners will be announced in mid-December.

We here at the JSTS main office continue to think about the happiness and health of you, the members of JSTS.

On another note, so many people participated in the 14th JSTS conference, held in 2022, for which we are sincerely grateful!

Along with this post being a record of the conference proceedings, it will also have some comments submitted by the presenters. Along with that, some of the new members have voluntarily submitted self-introductions, all of which we have posted below.

Record of the 14th JSTS Conference Proceedings

Date: Saturday, June 18th (Saturday)–19th (Sunday), 2022

Place: Online

I. Conference Outline

Day 1, June 18th (Saturday), 10:00–17:00

Opening Greeting/ Remarks by the JSTS President Makoto Ichikawa 一川 誠—Chiba University

Keynote Lecture: Terao Masahiko 寺尾 将彦—Yamaguchi University Research Institute for Time Studies (Lecturer)

Title: 「私たちは世界からどれくらいずれて生きているのか? 意識の処理遅延とそれを補償する情報処理について」

Presentation Session I

1. Kenta Fujisawa 藤澤 健太—Yamaguchi University Research Institute for Time Studies
Title: 「白色矮星連星AE Aqrの短時間電波強度変動の探査」

2. Junko Kawabe 川邉 順子—Yamaguchi University Department of Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry
Title: 「時計タンパク質PERとCRYの結合力低下が引き起こす概日時計への影響」

3. Yasuyuki Aono 青野 靖之 and Fujii Shūta 藤井 秀太—Osaka Metropolitan University Graduate School of Agriculture
Title: 「東北地方における独立峰の初冠雪日に関する気候学的」

Yamaguchi University Research Institute for Time Studies’ 2022 Open Symposium on Time Studies: Front Line Research of Black Holes

Professor Mareki Honma 本間 希樹—National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mizusawa Campus (Head of the VLBI Astronomical Observatory)
Title: 「人類が初めて見たブラックホールの姿」

Professor Kotaro Niinuma 新沼 浩太郎—Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation & the Research Institute for Time Studies
Title: 「ブラックホールから飛び出す物質『ジェット』」

Day 2: June 19th (Sunday) 10:00–16:30

JSTS General Meeting

Presentation Session II

Shigeo Sugitani 杉谷 茂夫—La Universidad Politécnica Salesiana; currently Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology (OIST)
Title: 「エクアドルにおける機械式振り⼦塔時計修復の報告」

Sadao Horiuchi 堀内 貞男—Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.; The Graduate School of Project Design
Title: 「腕時計における時間的価値」

Mugio Umemura 梅村 麦生—Kobe University, Graduate School of Humanities and Faculty of Letters (Lecturer)
Title: 「『時間の社会学』の学史的再検討-社会的時間の統合と分化について-」

Presentation Session III

Yoichi Nagashima 長嶋 洋一—Shizuoka University of Art and Culture
Title: 「”We-mode認知”に関する時間学的考察」

Takahiro Ono 小野 隆洋 and Uemura Yuhei 上村 有平—Yamaguchi College of Arts
Title: 「音楽ワークショップ型授業における時間デザイン(2)」

Maki Matsumoto 松本 真希 and Koyama Emi 小山 恵美—Kyoto Institute of Technology
「夕暮れの光変化を模した夜間就寝前漸減光環境が睡眠に及ぼす精神生理的影響」

II. General Assembly Reports

Date & Time: 18 June (Sunday) 10:00–12:00
Place: Online Meeting
Items:

① Re-cap of the previous General Assembly Report
② Chairman Elections, Director Kenta Fujisawa
③ Announcements of newly joined members and membership report
④2021 JSTS event report
⑤ about the JSTS newsletter
⑥ 2021 budget reports and JSTS Treasurer report

The following items were discussed:
⑦ 2022 JSTS events
⑧ 2022 budget
⑨ Next year’s International Society for the Study of Time (ISST) International Conference, hosted by JSTS
Yamaguchi 2023 (studyoftime.org)
18th Triennial ISST Conference: Time and Measure at Yamaguchi University
・Re-cap of the scheduled presentations
・Memorial Lecture: Prof. Ritsuko Matsumura 松村 律子—The Research Institute for Time Studies (RITS)
・Balancing JSTS presentations with the international conference agenda
④ Others:
1) Candidates for Emeritus Members
・Prof. Shinichi Inoue 井上 慎一
・Prof. Ichiro Oda 織田 一朗
(Refer to Article 7 of the JSTS constitution regarding Emeritus Members)

2) JSTS branch activities
Nothing to report at the moment. If any members of JSTS are interested in hosting events at their home institutions or in their local regions, we warmly encourage them to contact the JSTS board of directors for more information. Recently, Prof. Miyake hosted some time studies events at Yamaguchi College of Arts with the support of JSTS. There is no formal limit to the types of activities one could organize. JSTS will be happy to lend its support however it can.

3) Improving JSTS administration and office support
・upgrades to PCs and software

Kyoko Nakatani 中谷 恭子: JSTS homepage; Twitter; conference planning support
Tomoyo Takai 高井 智世: JSTS newsletter; publishing & editing; conference planning support

4) JSTS Board of Directors meetings will likely be held online from now on. We have renewed the ZOOM license, so we can use it for JSTS business.

5) Miscellaneous
The following 2 items were discussed:
・There has been some interest on making members’ articles available online. This could perhaps be done in a rather simple way. Doing so would help promote JSTS.

・There is still a wish for the JSTS Newsletter to be published in print.

Some words from a few of the speakers from the 14th JSTS Conference

Mugio Umemura 梅村 麦生—Kobe University
2017年に入会して以来、初めて報告いたしました。時間研究のなかで社会学は後発の分野であり、今後も会員のみなさま、先生方の多様な分野からのご研究に学びたく存じます。私の研究へのご意見も頂戴できると幸いです。何卒よろしくお願いいたします。

Shigeo Sugitani 杉谷 茂夫—Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology (OIST)
学会発表では多くの質問を頂戴し、光栄です。長らく専門としてきた分野から大きく離れての発表内容でしたが、皆様からの応援の声と受け止めて新しい境地に挑戦したいと思います。今後ともよろしくお願いいたします。

Yoichi Nagashima 長嶋 洋一—Shizuoka University of Art and Culture
6月上旬は毎年、いくつかの学会/国際会議が開催されて悩ましいのですが、今年は「日程が重なる2つの学会の両方にオンライン発表参加」という禁じ手を初めて使い、失礼いたしました。来年はぜひ、山口に行きたいですね。

Sadao Horiuchi 堀内 貞男—Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.; The Graduate School of Project Design
腕時計における時間的価値について発表の機会をいただき感謝申し上げます。皆様から多種多様な視点のご質問やご意見を賜り、今後の研究に繋がる気づきを得ることができました。「時間」という共通なテーマで議論を深めることで更なる発展を期待します。

Greetings from some of this year’s new JSTS members:

Satoshi Okazaki 岡崎 聡—Kagawa University, Faculty of Medicine/ Graduate School of Medicine, Clinical Psychology

聴覚の時間知覚を研究しております。音は静止して存在しません。その意味では、音は時間そのものであり、聴覚は時間を捉えるセンサーと言えます。さまざまなスケールで時間研究をされている皆様と意見交換させて頂きたく思います。

 

 

 

Iyo Kaneda 金田 伊代—Kyoto University, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies

私は宗教と医療、特に日本の固有信仰である神道と、近年は有人宇宙学の研究に携わっています。宗教によって異なる世界観、時間観がありますが、神道の時間観や、今後人類が宇宙へ進出してく上で、時間や暦が社会にもたらす影響などに関心があります。よろしくお願い致します。
 

 

 

Tooru Koizumi 小泉 徹—Seico Holdings

セイコーホールディングス株式会社・広報IR部の小泉です。当社の祖業である時計事業を通して「時間」という概念を考えさせられる機会が多くあります。学会の皆様から得られる学びに大いに期待しております。よろしくお願い申し上げます。
 

 

 

Shigeo Sugitani 杉谷 茂夫—Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology (OIST)

無線技術分野で同期信号の伝送や電波の散乱情報(レーダー開発)を専門とした仕事をしてきました。教会の振り子時計と出会ってから、人と時の関係に強い興味を感じています。工学の技術と知識を基礎に置きながら勉強を進めたいと思います。
 

 

 

Hiroyuki Tsujioka 辻岡 博之—Yamaguchi College of Arts

私は県立高校を3月に定年退職し山口学芸大学でお世話になっています。専門は数学教育・情報教育です。以前県教委で藤沢健太先生の教員研修(電波望遠鏡を利用した天体の電波観測)を担当しました。よろしくお願いします。
 

 

 

Regarding the 15th JSTS Conference

Due to the COVID pandemic we had to have our conference online. Next year in 2023, however, there is a desire to return to holding the conference in-person. For now we will proceed with planning to have the 2023 conference in person. More details about this will be decided at July’s meeting (July 1 & 2, 2023). This will be followed by the ISST International Conference, which we hope many of you will attend!

Dear Members of JSTS,

We would like to offer our sincere gratitude to all the JSTS members who participated in the annual conference [online] on June 16 & 17.   We are very grateful that we were able to hold the conference successfully and stick to the schedule without any major technical issues.

Especially, we would like to thank all the speakers who presented their work for us.  This year’s presentation times were a little longer than in the past, so we appreciate the speakers taking the extra time.  Conference attendees could really learn a lot about each speaker’s area of expertise, making the conference weekend really enjoyable.

And a big “Thank You,” once again, to all the groups and businesses that sponsor JSTS.

We were also able to have vibrant discussions and exchanges of opinions.

If anyone has any advice or opinions regarding how to improve events and communication among our members, please send an email (especially those who spoke at the conference and new JSTS members).

Of course,  if anyone else has anything to bring to the attention of JSTS, by all means please contact us.

Thank you for your support and consideration.

Signed,

—JSTS

 

Chi no wa kuguri: a summer purification ritual performed during the 6th lunar month. (Fujimi Taisha, Kyoto)

The office of the Japan Society for Time Studies is happy to announce that the timetable for this year’s annual conference and symposium has been decided.

The event will be held online June 18 & 19 (Saturday & Sunday), 2022.

12 speakers from 8 universities will be presenting their work.

A Google Form “invitation” to join the conference has been sent to all current members.  We ask those who would like to attend to notify us through the Google Form, after which links to the conference will be sent out.

Those who are NOT members of JSTS but are interested in attending are encouraged to contact JSTS.

Please see the PDF attached to this post for the full schedule including the names of the speakers and the titles of their talks. Sorry, this is in Japanese only.

Saturday, June 18

Session I: 11:00–12:30

Session II: 13:00–14:30

Sunday, June 19

Session III: 15:00–16:30

2022 JSTS Timetable (Japanese)