Recent Publications


  1. Ishiwatari, A., Tsujimori, T., Hayasaka, Y., Sugimoto, T., Ishiga, H.,1999. Nappe-bounding thrust faults in the Paleozoic-Mesozoic accretionary orogen in the Inner Zone of southwestern Japan. Jour. Geol. Soc. Japan, 105, III-IV (Color Pages: in Japanese with English captions)
  2. Ishiwatari, A., 1999. An easy identification chart for major rock-forming minerals by polarizing microscope. Jour. Geol. Soc. Japan, 105, 156-158. (in Japanese with English chart).
  3. Tsujimori, T. and Itaya, T., 1999, Blueschist-facies metamorphism during Paleozoic orogeny in the southwestern Japan: Phengite K-Ar ages of blueschist-facies tectonic blocks in a serpentinite melange beneath Early Paleozoic Oeyama ophiolite. The Island Arc, 8, 190-205.


  1. Tsujimori, T., Saito, D., Ishiwatari, A., Miyashita, S. and Sokolov, S. D., 1998, Electron microprobe element image of zoned chromian spinel with hydrous mineral inclusions in a chromitite from Elistratova ophiolite, Far East Russia. The Science Reports of Kanazawa University. 43, 1-11.
  2. Ishida, H., Ishiwatari, A. and Kagami, H. (1988) The Mt. Wasso moonstone rhyolitic welded tuff in the Neogene Hokuriku Group, central Japan. Jour. Geol. Soc. Japan, 104, 281-295. (in Japanese with English abstract)
  3. Tsujimori, T. (1998) Geology of the Osayama serpentinite melange in the central Chugoku Mountains, southwestern Japan: 320 Ma blueschist-bearing serpentinite melange beneath a peridotite body of the Oeyama ophiolite. Jour. Geol. Soc. Japan, 104, 213-231. (in Japanese with English abstract)
  4. Ishiwatari, A., Miyashita, S., Saito, D., Tsujimori, T. (1988) Accretionary complexes and ophiolites in Taigonos Peninsula, far-eastern Russia. Jour. Geol. Soc. Japan, 104, No. 1, i-ii (color pages) (in Japanese)


  1. Tsujimori, T. (1997) Omphacite-diopside vein in an omphacitite block from the Osayama serpentinite melange, Sangun-Renge metamorphic belt, southwestern Japan. Min. Magazine, 61, 845-852.
  2. Tsujimori, T., Esaka, N., Abimbola, A. F., Nishido, H., Ninagawa, K. and Itaya, T. (1997) Quantitative analysis of common rock-forming minerals by a modern wavelength-dispersive type EPMA: A preliminary report. Bulletin of the Natural Sciences Institute, Okayama University of Science, 23, 51-60.
  3. Ishikawa Prefecture Morimoto Fault Research Group (Kono, K., Ishiwatari, A. et al.) and Ishikawa Prefecture Environment and Safety Affairs Department (1997): Excavation of the Morimoto active fault in Kanazawa City, central Japan. Jour. Geol. Soc. Japan, 103, No. 10, xxxi-xxxii (color pages) (in Japanese).
  4. Ishiwatari, A., Ohama, H. (1997) Clinopyroxene basalt dikes in the Miocene Iwaine Formation, Hokuriku Province, Japan: Various continental arc magmas including shoshonite series and origin of the clinopyroxene phenocrysts. Jour. Geol. Soc. Japan, 103, 565-578. (in Japanese)
  5. Ishiwatari, A. and Saito, D. (1997) Petrologic characteristics of the large Yakuno-type Paleozoic metagabbro bodies in Chugoku district and northern Kyushu, Japan. Research Report of Mombusho Grant for Basic Research (A) "Significance of Greenstones in the Formation of Accretionary Complexes", (S. Miyashita ed., Grant No. 07304039), No. 2, 73-81. (in Japanese)
  6. Jin, F. and Ishiwatari, A. (1997) Petrological and geochemical study on Hida gneisses in the upper reach area of Tetori River: Comparative study on the pelitic metamorphic rocks with the other areas of Hida belt, Sino-Korean block and Yangtze block. Jour. Min. Petr. Econ. Geol., 92, 213-230. (in Japanese)
  7. Wallis, S.R., Ishiwatari, A., Hirajima, T., Ye, K., Guo, J., Nakamura, D., Kato, T., Zhai, M., Enami, M., Cong, B., Banno, S. (1997) Occurrence and field relationships of UHP meta-granitoid and coesite eclogite in the Su- Lu terrane, Eastern China. Jour. Geol. Soc. London, 154, 45-54.


  1. Ishiwatari, A. (1996) A report of the 30th IGC (Beijing) T392 Field Trip (15-21 Aug. 1996): Ordovician ophiolite, blueschist and eclogite in the North Qilian Mountains along the border between Gansu and Qinghai Provinces, China. Jour Geol. Soc. Japan, 102, No. 10, xxvii-xxviii (see also p. 918) (in Japanese)
  2. Ishiwatari, A. (1996) Cyclopedia of Earth Sciences (Afar Triangle, amphibolite, amphibolite facies, amphibole schist, amphibole gneiss, metamorphic sole, fulgurite, ultra high-pressure metamorphism, Bay of Islands Viewed from the Sky", pp. 158-160. Maruzen, Tokyo (in Japanese)
  3. Ishiwatari, A. (1996) Book review: "Backarc Basins: Tectonics and Magmatism" by Brian Taylor (Editor), 1995. Plenum Press, New York. Lithos, 38, 271-272.
  4. Ishiwatari, A. (1996) Ophiolites in Taigonos Peninsula, far-eastern Russia. Research Report of Mombusho Grant for Basic Research (A) "Significance of Greenstones in the Formation of Accretionary Complexes", (S. Miyashita ed., Grant No. 07304039), No. 1, 143-149. (in Japanese)
  5. Ishiwatari, A. (1996) Geology of the VAN monitoring area, Greece. Report for Monbusho International Scientific Research (Cooperative Study) Grant No. 06044085 (Kono, Y. ed. "Basis of the Greek earthquake prediction method using natural geoelectric measurements and its application to Japan"), pp. 35-62. (in Japanese)
  6. Ishiwatari, A., Hirajima, T., Wallis, S.R., Enami, M. (1996) A research report of the Su-Lu metamorphic belt, China. Earth Monthly (Gekkan Chikyu), 18, 146- 152. (in Japanese)
  7. Toramaru, A., Ishiwatari, A., Matsuzawa, M., Nakamura, M., Arai, S. (1996) Vesicle layering in solidified intrusive magma bodies: a newly recognized type of igneous structure. Bull. Volc., 58, 393-400.


  1. Ishiwatari, A., Sasatani, K., Tazaki, K., Sakamoto, K., Komura, K., Tsujimori, T., Oura, Y., Miyamoto, Y., Akahane, H., Watanabe, M. and Nunomura, K. (1995) A preliminary report on the Neagari meteorite fall on February 18th, 1995. Earth Science (Chikyu Kagaku), 49, No. 3, 179-182.
  2. Tsujimori, T. (1995) Staurolite-bearing sillimanite schist cobble from the Upper Jurassic Tetori Group in the Kuzuryu area, Hida Mountains, central Japan. Jour. Geol. Soc. Japan, 101, 971-977.
  3. Ishiwatari, A., Ishida, H. (1995) Moonstone rhyolite of Mt. Wasso. Hakusan (Hakusan Natural Preservation Centre, Ishikawa Prefecture), 23, No. 2, 1-6.
  4. Ishiwatari, A. (1995) A guide for the study of plutonic rocks. Earth Science (Chikyu Kagaku), 49, 248-250. (in Japanese)
  5. Ishiwatari, A. (1995) Afar Triangle. In: S. Aramaki, M. Shirao and M. Nagaoka (eds) "Volcanoes in the World Viewed from the Sky", pp. 158-160. Maruzen, Tokyo (in Japanese)
  6. Ishiwatari, A. (1995) Earthquake and basement rocks of Ishikawa Prefecture. In: "Is Ishikawa Prefecture Safe?" Hokkoku Newspaper Publisher, pp. 48-61. (in Japanese)
  7. Shiba, Y., Ishiwatari, A., Mizoguchi, H., Watanabe, M., Otsuka, K (1995) Falling trajectory of the Neagari Meteorite. The Heavens (Oriental Astro- nomical Association, Otsu, Japan), 76, No. 842, 184-193. (in Japanese)


  1. Ishiwatari, A. (1994) Publication of the ophiolite reference database "AILIS". Jour. Geol. Soc. Japan, 100, p. 189. (in Japanese)
  2. Ishiwatari, A. (1994) Circum-Pacific Phanerozoic multiple ophiolite belts. In: A. Ishiwatari et al. (Eds.) "Circum-Pacific Ophiolites: Proceedings of the 29th IGC Ophiolite Symposium", pp. 7-28. VSP Publ. Netherlands.
  3. Ishiwatari, A., Malpas, J. and Ishizuka, H. (Eds.) (1994) Circum- Pacific Ophiolites: Proceedings of the 29th International Geological Congress Ophiolite Symposium. VSP Publishers. Netherlands. 288 pp.
  4. Yakubchuk, A.S., Nikishin, A.M., Ishiwatari, A. (1994) Late Protero- zoic ophiolite pulse. In: In: A. Ishiwatari et al. (Eds.) "Circum- Pacific Ophiolites: Proceedings of the 29th IGC Ophiolite Symposium", pp. 275-288. VSP Publ. Netherlands.


  1. Ishiwatari, A. (1993) Ophiolite. In: "Hundred Years of the Geological Society of Japan" pp. 155-160. Geological Society of Japan (in Japanese)
  2. Ishiwatari, A. (1993) Ophiolites of East Asia. Report of Hokuriku Geology Institute (Kanazawa), No. 3, 1-31. (in Japanese)
  3. Wang, Q., Ishiwatari, A., Zhao, Z., Cong, B., Hirajima, T., Enami, M. and Zhai, M. (1993) Coesite-bearing granulite retrograded from eclogite in Weihai, eastern China. European Journal of Mineralogy, 5, 141-152.


  1. Ishida, T., Arai, S., Ishiwatari, A., Hisada, K., Matsuzawa, M. (1992) Greenstones from the south marginal part of the Cretaceous Sanchu belt in the Kanto Mountains, central Japan. Jour. Min. Petr. Econ. Geol., 87, 174-186. (in Japanese)
  2. Ishiwatari, A. (1992) Petrology, Geochemistry, and Mineralogy of the Early Cretaceous evolved N-MORB from Sites 765 and 766, Eastern Indian Ocean. In: Gradstein, F.M., Ludden, J.N. et al. (eds.) Proc. Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, Vol. 123. pp. 201-213. College Station, Texas.
  3. Ishiwatari, A. and Hayasaka, Y. (1992) Ophiolite nappes and blueschists of the Inner Zone of Southwest Japan. 29th IGC Field Trip Guidebook, Vol. 5, pp. 285-325. Geological Survey of Japan.
  4. Ishiwatari, A., Hirajima, T., Enami, M., Hiramatsu, N., Zhao, Z., Wang, Q., Zhai, M., Cong, B., Zhang, R., Banno, S., Ishizaka, K. (1992) Eclogites in Shandong Province and Jiangsu Province, China: 1991 survey report. Memorial Volume for Prof. Yukio Matsumoto "Explaration of volcanoes and rocks in Japan, China and Antarctica" pp. 393-409. Semura Floppy Print., Yamaguchi, Japan (in Japanese)
  5. Kodama, K., Ishiwatari, A. (1992) Summary of the results of ODP Leg 123. Earth Monthly (Gekkan Chikyu), Spec. Paper 6, pp. 172-177.
  6. Nakajima, T., Ishiwatari, A., Sano, S., Kunugiza, K., Okamura, M., Kano, T., Sohma, T. and Hayasaka, Y. (1992) Geotraverse across the Southwest Japan arc: An overview of tectonic setting of Southwest Japan. 29th IGC Field Trip Guidebook, Vol. 5, pp. 171-253.


  1. Cong, B., Zhai, M., Ishiwatari, A. (1991) Studies of metamorphic rocks in China in the 1980's. Jour. Geography (Tokyo), 100, No. 5, 661-672.
  2. Ishiwatari, A. (1991) Time-space distribution and petrologic diversity of Japanese ophiolites. Proceedings of Oman '90 Ophiolite Symposium (Peters, Tj. et al. (eds.) Ophiolite Genesis and Evolution of Oceanic Lithosphere), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 723-743. 
  3. Ishiwatari, A. (1991) Ophiolites in the Japanese Islands: Typical segment of the circum-Pacific multiple ophiolite belts. Episodes, 14 (Japan Issue), 274-279.


  1. Gradstein, F.M., Ludden, J., Adamson, A.C., Baumgartner, P.O., Beausillon, R., Bolmer, T., Bown, P.R., Brereton, R., Buffler, R., Castillo, D., Compton, J., Dumoulin, J.A., Griffiths, C.M., Haig, D., Heggie, D., Ishiwatari, A., Kaminski, M.A., Kodama, K., Kopaska- Merkel, D.C., Marcoux, J.P., McMinn, A., Moran, M.J., Mutterlose, J., Ogg, J.G, O'Neill, B., Plank T., Riggins, M., Schott, M., Simmons, G., Thurow, J. (1990): Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Itinital Reports 123. College Station, Texas.(Ishiwatari's parts: pp. 179-189 (Site 765 Basement Petrography) and pp. 313-321 (Site 766 Igneous Rock Lithostratigraphy and Petrography)).
  2. Hirajima, T., Ishiwatari, A., Cong, B.L., Zhang, R.Y., Banno, S. & Nozaka, T. (1990) Coesite from Mengzhong eclogite at Donghai county, northeastern Jiangsu Province, China. Min. Mag., 54, 579-583.
  3. Ishiwatari, A. (1990) Yakuno ophiolite and related rocks in Maizuru terrane. In: K. Ichikawa et al. (eds.) "Pre-Cretaceous Terranes of Japan". IGC Project 224, Osaka City University. pp. 109-120. Ishiwatari, A., Ikeda, Y. and Koide, Y. (1990) The Yakuno ophiolite, Japan: fragments of Permian island arc and marginal basin crust with a hotspot. Proceedings of Troodos '87 Ophiolite Symposium (Malpas, J. et al. (eds.) Ophiolites: Oceanic Crust Analogues), Geological Survey Department, Cyprus. pp. 497-506.
  4. Ishiwatari, A., Hirajima, T., Nozaka, T., Banno, S. (1990) Eclogite research mission to Shandong and Jiangsu Provinces, China. Jour. Geography (Tokyo), 99, 382-387. (in Japanese)

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