National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ)

Greetings from the Director General

Dr. USUDA Takashi
Dr. USUDA Takashi
Executive Officer, AIST
Director General, NMIJ

First of all, I would like to send our best wishes to all colleagues in the international metrology community.

NMIJ/AIST embarked on its 5-year-midterm plan from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2025. The primary mission in this term is to solve social challenges. In recent years, Japan is facing such important challenges as energy and environmental constraints, an aging population, and reinforcement of national land and disaster prevention, all of which are unavoidable in the context of realizing a sustainable society.

In line with the new plan, NMIJ will attempt such new challenges as nondestructive inspection of infrastructure, usage of hydrogen energy and some other challenges. We of course keep developing, maintaining, disseminating the measurement standards and contributing to the international society. The realization and dissemination of the new SI after the redefinition of the SI base units are also big future tasks. We are unable to accomplish our goals without your help, and now, we kindly ask for your continued support and cooperation.