NMRI was established in July 1916 as the Ship Equipment Inspection Station under the Ministry of Telecommunication and Transport. And in April 2015, it was reorganized as "National Maritime Research Institute" then following year of 2016, NMRI was reorganized as part of ”National Institute of Maritime, Port,and Aviation Technology" (MPAT)
Established as the Ship Equipment Inspection Station under the Ministry of Telecommunication and Transport.
Transportation Research Institute was established.
Completion of Mitaka No. 1 Ship Test Tank (80m Square Tank).
Ship Research Institute was established.
Completion of Mitaka No. 2 Ship Test Tank (400m Towing Tank).
Completion of Rolling Test Tank.
Completion of Large Cavitation Tunnel.
Completion of Ocean Engineering Basin.
Completion of Ice Model Basin.
Start of operation as the Independent Administrative Institution, National Maritime Research Institute (NMRI)/ (start of 1st Mid-Term Objectives/Plan.)
Completion of Deep Sea Basin.
Start of 2nd Mid-Term Objectives/Plan.
Completion of Actual Sea Model Basin.
Start of 3rd Mid-Term Objectives/Plan.
Reorganized as "National Maritime Research Institute"
Reorganized as part of”National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology" (MPAT)