Our History

 

Our History

1946

Railway Research Institute was established under the Ministry of Transport (MOT).

1949

Technical Research Section was moved to its current location in Kurihama, Yokosuka city.

1962

Port and Harbour Research Institute of MOT was established. Four divisions were created: General Affairs, Hydraulic Engineering, Soil and Structural, and Machinery.

2001

The Institute became the Port and Harbor Research Institute under the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport due to the central government reform.

The Institute was divided into Port and Airport Research Institute and National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management.

2004

Tsunami Research Center was established.

2005

Life Cycle Management (LCM) Research Center for Coastal Infrastructures was established.

2010

Tsunami Research Center was reorganized into Asia-Pacific Center for Coastal Disaster Research.

2011

Conversion from research department systems to research field systems.

2014

Ocean Infrastructure Research Center was established.

2015

Changed from an Independent Administrative Agency to a National Research and Development Agency.

2016

PARI was integrated into the National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology with the National Maritime Research Institute and the Electronic Navigation Research Institute.

2017

Renamed Asia-Pacific Center for Coastal Disaster Research as International Research Center for Coastal Disasters, Ocean Infrastructure Research Center as Ocean Infrastructure and Offshore Wind Energy Research Center.

Founded Productivity Improvement Research Center.

 

(Last Updated: December 8th, 2017)

 

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