Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition

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The Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (南極地域観測隊, Nankyoku chiiki kansoku-tai, JARE) refers to a series of Japanese Antarctic expeditions for scientific research.

Expeditions to the Antarctic took place from 1968 to 1977, and ice cores were drilled on these expeditions, mostly at Mizuho.[1]

A later instance was an ecological expedition studying the ecosystems near Showa Station in Antarctica. The project was first undertaken in February 1986. It was associated with the international BIOTAS program[clarification needed], which also launched in 1986. Taxonomical studies of some organisms (particularly plants and small animals) were carried out by the expedition.

The current research expedition is "60th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition" (第60次南極地域観測隊, Dai Rokuju-ji Nankyoku chiiki kansoku-tai) and began in November 2018 as part of the "Japanese Antarctic Research Project Phase IX".[2]


  1. ^ MacKinnon (1980), p. 48.
  2. ^ "Associate Professor Shigeru Aoki selected to lead the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE)". Hokkaido University. Retrieved 18 April 2019.


  • MacKinnon, P.K. (1980). Ice Cores. Washington DC: World Data Center A for Glaciology [Snow and Ice]. ISSN 0149-1776.

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