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Chigakukyouiku by the Japan Society of Earth Science Education. A total of 129 articles published in the Journal between1998 and 2003 were analyzed. The Journal published six issues each year, and each issue contained about four articlesthat were fewer numbers than Journal of the Korean Earth Science Societys. About Sixty percent of the papers werewritten by a single author. Analyzing the content of the papers, it was noted that the most articles were geology-related(41.1%) followed by oceanography-related (1.6%) and general science education papers (1.6%). In summary, thecharacteristics of research trends of Japanese earth science education are as follows: First, the most topics of the paperswere related to environmental sciences including earthquake, volcano, and tsunami. This trend seems natural becausewith geological field trip or fossils adjacent to the local community. Third, there were several papers that established arelationship betwen environmental education and earth science education. Obviously these papers tried to incorporateenvironmental education into earth science education at the schol level. Last but not least, there found an effort tointroduce computer into earth science education as an innovative educational method, for example, computer and earthscience education.......... Japan Society of Earth Science Education, Chigakukyouiku, earth science education . . : . ... ......... ... ...... . ... ... ... ... ...... .. ...