Part 1 Reconstruction of the Palaeo-Asian Ocean: the remnants of the Palaeo-Asian Ocean within Central Kazakhstan, A.E. Yakubchuk and K.E. Degtyarev; tectonic evolution of Northern Xinjiang, North-West China - an introduction to the tectonics of the southern part of the Palaeo-Asian Ocean, Xiao Xuchang et al; evidences for the West-China Craton and its evolution, Yuan Xuecheng et al; geodynamic evolution of Southern Siberia in late-Precambrian - early-Palaeozoic time, N.A. Berzin and N.L. Dobretsov; the geodynamic evolution of the mobile fold belts of the territory of Mongolia, D. Dorjnamjaa et al; ophiolites of Southern Siberia and Northern Mongolia, E.V. Sklyarov et al; Blueschist belts of North Asia and models of the subduction-accretion wedge, N.L. Dobretsov and A.G. Kirkdyashkin; Blueschists discovered in Kumishi, South Tanshan and their tectonic significance, Gao Jun et al; early arc plutonic rocks in the Olyutor Range, North-Eastern Kamchatka, Russia, H. Tanaka et al; comparisons of arc-trench systems in the early-Palaeozoic Gorny Altai and the Mesozoic-Cenozoic of Japan, T. Watanabe et al. Part 2 Quaternary environmental changes: peculiarities of formation of flat glaciolacustrine hills, A. Bitinas; what controls the calcium carbonate contents in quaternary sediment cores raised from below the carbonate lysochine depth in the Equatorial Indian Ocean?, P. Divakar Naidu et al; rates of erosion by the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, W.K. Hamblin; method of estimating mean annual temperatures from plant fossils in the Pliocene and Pleistocene periods, T. Hase and A. Iwauchi; spatial variation of CO2- and SO3-radicals in massive coral from Ishigaki Island, Japan and its implications, S. Ikeda et al; late-Quaternary palaeoceanography of the Japan Sea - a tephrochronological and sedimentological study, K. Ikehara et al; a Pleistocene stratotype at Alzenau (Vorspessart, Germany), E. Juvigne et al; analysis of palaeo-environments based on electric conductivity of the STICS-water - on five drill cores in Kanto-plain, Central Japan, M. Koarai and Research Group for Alluvium Deposit; Holocene dinoflagellate cyst assemblage in lagoonal lakes along the east coast of Japan, N. Kojima; the late-Quaternary environment around Lake Nojiri in Central Japan, Nojiri-ko Excavation Research Group; vegetation and climate since last glacial maximum in Darjeeling (Mirik Lake), Eastern Himalaya, C. Sharma and M.S. Chauhan; Quaternary environmental changes in North-Eastern Japan, G. Ter-Stepanian; the essential characteristics and facies model of windblown sand deposits during the last glacial period in Eastern China, M. Zhang and J. Liu.