National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ)
NMIJ is composed of four Research Institutes (Engineering Measurement, Physical Measurement, Material and Chemical Measurement, and Measurement and Analytical Instrumentation), Center for Quality Management of Metrology, Research Planning Office of NMIJ and Collaboration Promotion Office of NMIJ.
The important missions of NMIJ are to develop, maintain and disseminate measurement standards, and to conduct research and development of measurement technologies, both of which are the areas being expected to make remarkable progress as an infrastructure for industrial science and technology.
The four Research Institutes develop and supply measurement standards, while the Center for Quality Management of Metrology undertakes administrative tasks. Research Planning Office of NMIJ and Collaboration Promotion Office of NMIJ are responsible for planning and collaboration. We all work in unison and carry out various activities both domestically and internationally to facilitate the development, maintenance and dissemination of measurement standards.