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Photograph of the international team studying gas hydrates in Japan. Front row, kneeling: Jun Yoneda (AIST). Front row, standing, left to right: Yoshihiro Konno (AIST), Jiro Nagao (AIST), Marco Terzariol (Georgia Tech), William Winters (USGS), Junbong Jang (Georgia Tech), Kiyofumi Suzuki (JOGMEC), Sheng Dai (Georgia Tech), Tetsuya Fujii (JOGMEC), and Emile Bergeron (USGS). Back row, standing, left to right: William Waite (USGS), Efthymios Papadopoulos (Georgia Tech), David Mason (USGS), and Carlos Santamarina (Georgia Tech).