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.
2020
  • Founded Innovation Promotion Center.
  • Founded Infrastructure Digital Transformation Engineering Department and Marine Environment Control System Department

(Last Updated: November, 2020)

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