Before 2010


Nozaki, T., Kato, Y., & Suzuki, K. (2010). Re-Os geochronology of the Iimori Besshi-type massive sulfide deposit in the Sanbagawa metamorphic belt, Japan. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74(15), 4322–4331.

Ildefonse, B., Abe, N., Blackman, D. K., Canales, J. P., Isozaki, Y., Kodaira, S., Myers, G., Nakamura, K., Nedimovic, M., Skinner, A. C., Wilson, D. S., & Yamao, M. (2010). The mohole: A crustal journey and mantle quest, workshop in Kanazawa, Japan, 3-5 June 2010. Scientific Drilling, 10, 56–63.

Shibuya, T., Komiya, T., Nakamura, K., Takai, K., & Maruyama, S. (2010). Highly alkaline, high-temperature hydrothermal fluids in the early Archean ocean. Precambrian Research, 182(3), 230–238.

Takai, K., & Nakamura, K. (2010). Compositional, physiological and metabolic variability in microbial communities associated with geochemically diverse, deep-sea hydrothermal vent fluids. In Geomicrobiology: Molecular and Environmental Perspective.


Godard, M., Awaji, S., Hansen, H., Hellebrand, E., Brunelli, D., Johnson, K., Yamasaki, T., Maeda, J., Abratis, M., Christie, D., Kato, Y., Mariet, C., & Rosner, M. (2009). Geochemistry of a long in-situ section of intrusive slow-spread oceanic lithosphere: Results from IODP Site U1309 (Atlantis Massif, 30°N Mid-Atlantic-Ridge). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 279(1–2), 110–122. 

Kato, Y., Suzuki, K., Nakamura, K., Hickman, A. H., Nedachi, M., Kusakabe, M., Bevacqua, D. C., & Ohmoto, H. (2009). Hematite formation by oxygenated groundwater more than 2.76 billion years ago. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 278(1–2), 40–49

Kato, Y., & Isozaki, Y. (2009). Comment on “Evaluation of palaeo-oxygenation of the ocean bottom cross the Permian-Triassic boundary” by Kakuwa (2008): Was the Late Permian deep-superocean really oxic? Global and Planetary Change, 69(1–2), 79–81.

Nakamura, K., Morishita, T., Bach, W., Klein, F., Hara, K., Okino, K., Takai, K., & Kumagai, H. (2009). Serpentinized troctolites exposed near the Kairei Hydrothermal Field, Central Indian Ridge: Insights into the origin of the Kairei hydrothermal fluid supporting a unique microbial ecosystem. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 280(1–4), 128–136.

Takai, K., Nunoura, T., Horikoshi, K., Shibuya, T., Nakamura, K., Suzuki, Y., Stott, M., Massoth, G. J., Christenson, B. W., deRonde, C. E. J., Lupton, J. E., & Evans, L. J. (2009). Variability in microbial communities in black smoker chimneys at the NW caldera vent field, brothers volcano, Kermadec arc. Geomicrobiology Journal, 26(8), 252–269.

Morishita, T., Hara, K., Nakamura, K., Sawaguchi, T., Tamura, A., Arai, S., Okino, K., Takai, K., & Kumagai, H. (2009). Igneous, alteration and exhumation processes recorded in abyssal peridotites and related fault rocks from an oceanic core complex along the Central Indian Ridge. Journal of Petrology, 50(7), 1299–1325.

Yoshizaki, M., Shibuya, T., Suzuki, K., Shimizu, K., Nakamura, K., Takai, K., Omori, S., & Maruyama, S. (2009). H2 generation by experimental hydrothermal alteration of komatiitic glass at 300°C and 500 bars: A preliminary result from on-going experiment. Geochemical Journal, 43(5), e17-e22.


Machida, S., Ishii, T., Kimura, J.-I., Awaji, S., & Kato, Y. (2008). Petrology and geochemistry of cross-chains in the Izu-Bonin back arc: Three mantle components with contributions of hydrous liquids from a deeply subducted slab. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 9(5), Q05002.

Endo, S., Terada, Y., Kato, Y., & Nakai, I. (2008). Chemical speciation of arsenic-accumulating mineral in a sedimentary iron deposit by synchrotron radiation multiple X-ray analytical techniques. Environmental Science and Technology, 42(19), 7152–7158.

Takai, K., Nakamura, K., Toki, T., Tsunogai, U., Miyazaki, M., Miyazaki, J., Hirayama, H., Nakagawa, S., Nunoura, T., & Horikoshi, K. (2008). Cell proliferation at 122°C and isotopically heavy CH4 production by a hyperthermophilic methanogen under high-pressure cultivation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(31), 10949–10954.

Kumagai, H., Nakamura, K., Toki, T., Morishita, T., Okino, K., Ishibashi, J.-I., Tsunogai, U., Kawagucci, S., Gamo, T., Shibuya, T., Sato, T., & Takai, K. (2008). Geological background of the Kairei and Edmond hydrothermal fields along the Central Indian Ridge: Implications of their vent fluids’distinct chemistry. Geofluids, 8(4), 239–251.


Nakamura, K., Kato, Y., Tamaki, K., & Ishii, T. (2007). Geochemistry of hydrothermally altered basaltic rocks from the Southwest Indian Ridge near the Rodriguez Triple Junction. Marine Geology, 239(3–4), 125–141

Nakamura, K., & Kato, Y. (2007). A new geochemical approach for constraining a marine redox condition of Early Archean. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 261(1–2), 296–302.

Nakamura, K., Morishita, T., Chang, Q., Neo, N., & Kumagai, H. (2007). Discovery of lanthanide tetrad effect in an oceanic plagiogranite from an Ocean Core Complex at the Central Indian Ridge 25°S. Geochemical Journal, 41(2), 135–140.

Nakamura, K., & Chang, Q. (2007). Precise determination of ultra-low (sub-ng g-1) level rare earth elements in ultramafic rocks by quadrupole ICP-MS. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 31(3), 185–197.


Takai, K., Nakamura, K., Suzuki, K., Inagaki, F., Nealson, K. H., & Kumagai, H. (2006). Ultramafics-Hydrothermalism-Hydrogenesis-HyperSLiME (UltraH3) linkage: A key insight into early microbial ecosystem in the Archean deep-sea hydrothermal systems. Paleontological Research, 10(4), 269–282.

Ohmoto, H., Watanabe, Y., Yamaguchi, K. E., Naraoka, H., Haruna, M., Kakegawa, T., Hayashi, K.-I., & Kato, Y. (2006). Chemical and biological evolution of early Earth: Constraints from banded iron formations. In Memoir of the Geological Society of America (Vol. 198)

Kato, Y., Yamaguchi, K. E., & Ohmoto, H. (2006). Rare earth elements in precambrian banded iron formations: Secular changes of Ce and Eu anomalies and evolution of atmospheric oxygen. In Memoir of the Geological Society of America (Vol. 198). 

Fujinaga, K., Nozaki, T., Nishiuchi, T., Kuwahara, K., & Kato, Y. (2006). Geochemistry and origin of Ananai stratiform manganese deposit in the Northern Chichibu Belt, central Shikoku, Japan. Resource Geology, 56(4), 399–414. 

Suzuki, Y., Kopp, R. E., Kogure, T., Suga, A., Takai, K., Tsuchida, S., Ozaki, N., Endo, K., Hashimoto, J., Kato, Y., Horikoshi, K., & Kirschvink, J. L. (2006). Sclerite formation in the hydrothermal-vent “scaly-foot” gastropod - Possible control of iron sulfide biomineralization by the animal. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 242(1–2), 39–50

Awaji, S., Nakamura, K., Nozaki, T., & Kato, Y. (2006). A simple method for precise determination of 23 trace elements in granitic rocks by ICP-MS after lithium tetraborate fusion. Resource Geology, 56(4), 471–478

Nozaki, T., Nakamura, K., Awaji, S., & Kato, Y. (2006). Whole-rock geochemistry of basic schists from the Besshi area, central Shikoku: Implications for the tectonic setting of the Besshi sulfide deposit. Resource Geology, 56(4), 423–432.

Kuwahara, K., Fujinaga, K., & Kato, Y. (2006). Radiolarian age of manganese ore and red chert from the Ananai stratiform manganese deposit in the Northern Chichibu Belt, central Shikoku, Japan. Resource Geology, 56(4), 415–421.


Kato, Y., Fujinaga, K., & Suzuki, K. (2005). Major and trace element geochemistry and Os isotopic composition of metalliferous umbers from the Late Cretaceous Japanese accretionary complex. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 6(7)

Nozaki, T., Nakamura, K., Osawa, H., Fujinaga, K., & Kato, Y. (2005). Geochemical features and tectonic setting of greenstones from Kunimiyama, Northern Chichibu Belt, central Shikoku, Japan. Resource Geology, 55(4), 301–310.

Fujinaga, K., & Kato, Y. (2005). Radiolarian age of red chert from the Kunimiyama ferromanganese deposit in the Northern Chichibu Belt, central Shikoku, Japan. Resource Geology, 55(4), 353–356

Kato, Y., Fujinaga, K., Nozaki, T., Osawa, H., Nakamura, K., & Ono, R. (2005). Rare earth, major and trace elements in the Kunimiyama ferromanganese deposit in the Northern Chichibu Belt central Shikoku, Japan. Resource Geology, 55(4), 291–300


Nakamura, K., & Kato, Y. (2004). Carbonatization of oceanic crust by the seafloor hydrothermal activity and its significance as a CO2 sink in the Early Archean. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 68(22), 4595–4618


Kato, Y., & Nakamura, K. (2003). Origin and global tectonic significance of Early Archean cherts from the Marble Bar greenstone belt, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia. Precambrian Research, 125(3–4), 191–243.


Nakamura, K., & Kato, Y. (2002). Carbonate minerals in the Warrawoona group, Pilbara Craton: Implications for continental crust, life, and global carbon cycle in the early Archean. Resource Geology, 52(2), 91–100

Kato, Y., Kano, T., & Kunugiza, K. (2002). Negative Ce anomaly in the Indian banded iron formations: Evidence for the emergence of oxygenated deep-sea at 2.9-2.7 Ga. Resource Geology, 52(2), 101–110

Kato, Y., Ikeda, T., & Moriguchi, E. (2002). Unique geochemistry of sedimentary iron deposit formed by biologically induced mineralization. Resource Geology, 52(2), 123–134

Kato, Y., Nakao, K., & Isozaki, Y. (2002). Geochemistry of Late Permian to Early Triassic pelagic cherts from Southwest Japan: Implications for an oceanic redox change. Chemical Geology, 182(1), 15–34.


Fukuda, K., Matsunaga, M., Kato, Y., & Nakai, I. (2001). Chemical speciation of trace titanium in hamersley banded iron formations by x-ray fluorescence imaging and xanes analysis. Journal of Trace and Microprobe Techniques, 19(4), 509–519

2000 以前

Matsunaga, M., Fukuda, K., Kato, Y., & Nakai, I. (2000). Characterization of banded iron formations by two-dimensional XRF imaging and XANES analyses. Resource Geology, 50(1), 75–81

Kato, Y. (1999). Rare earth elements as an indicator to origins of skarn deposits. Examples of the Kamioka Zn-Pb and Yoshiwara-Sannotake Cu (-Fe) deposits in Japan. Resource Geology, 49(4), 183–198

Kato, Y. (1999). Genesis of the Kamioka skarn deposits: An important role of clinopyroxene skarn and graphite-bearing limestone in precipitating sulfide ore. Resource Geology, 49(4), 213–222.


Kato, Y., Ohta, I., Tsunematsu, T., Watanabe, Y., Isozaki, Y., Maruyama, S., & Imai, N. (1998). Rare earth element variations in mid-Archean banded iron formations: Implications for the chemistry of ocean and continent and plate tectonics. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 62(21–22), 3475–3497

Ohta, H., Maruyama, S., Takahashi, E., Watanabe, Y., & Kato, Y. (1996). Field occurrence, geochemistry and petrogenesis of the Archean Mid-Oceanic Ridge Basalts (AMORBs) of the Cleaverville area, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia. Lithos, 37(2–3), 199–221

Kunugiza, K., Kato, Y., Kano, T., Takaba, Y., Kuruma, I., & Sohma, T. (1996). An Archaean tectonic model of the Dharwar craton, southern India: The origin of the Holenarasipur greenstone belt (Hussan district, Karnataka) and reinterpretation of the Sargur-Dharwar relationship. Journal of Southeast Asian Earth Sciences, 14(3–4), 149–160

Kato, Y., Kawakami, T., Kano, T., Kunugiza, K., & Swamy, N. S. (1996). Rare-earth element geochemistry of banded iron formations and associated amphibolite from the Sargur belts, south India. Journal of Southeast Asian Earth Sciences, 14(3–4), 161–164

Yoshida, M., Arima, M., Kano, T., Kato, Y., Kunugiza, K., Shirahata, H., Sohma, T., Suwa, K., Tainosho, Y., Tani, Y., Warrier, U. C., Rao, V. M., Wada, H., Yamaguchi, Y. & Yoshikura, S. (1995). Geological survey in southern to eastern Peninsular India during 1993-1994. Journal of Geosciences, Osaka City University, 38, 115-151.

Kato, Y. (1993). REE geochemistry of aluminous skarn in the representative Japanese skarn deposits. Resource Geology Special Issue (No. 15), 120-127.

Kato, Y. (1991). Textural and compositional changes of clinopyroxene replaced by garnet in the Mozumi deposit, Kamioka mine, Japan. In Skarns-their genesis and metallogeny, 181-202.

Iiyama, J. T., Suzuki, K., Akaogi, M., Nishiyama, T., Fujimoto, K. and Kato, Y. (1990). Material transfer during metamorphic process: experimental approachs. In Dynamic processes of material transport and transformation in the Earth's inteior, 119-137.