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Director General,
National Maritime Research Institute


The National Maritime Research Institute is Japan’s major research center for maritime and technologies; i.e., the repository for the knowledge accumulated from the time of our forerunner the Ship Research Institute, world-level experimental facilities and number of researchers over some 170. Our Basic Principles, shown on the top of next page, are four contributions in maritime affairs and the offshore sector. By virtue of Core Technologies, unparalleled key technologies of the Institute, we will offer advanced technological solutions for the various challenges of society, the government and industries to realize our Management Vision.


It is expected under The Five-Year-Basic-Plan of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism that the Institute will be able to make contributions in three key projects, namely, the Project to Bring about Safe, Reliable and Effective Transportation, the Ocean Frontier Project and the Green Innovation Project. Each of these projects has connections to our Core Technologies, and we will strategically step up our priority researches in accordance with our 3rd Mid-termPlan.


Our Basic Principles, Management Vision and Core Technologies are shown in the next page. I hope you will take a look at our website, where up-to-date information on the activities of the National Maritime Research Institute is posted.