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特定国立研究開発法人理化学研究所, リカガクケンキュウショ
Representive : President of RIKEN, NOYORI Ryoji
Establishment year: 2003
Address: (Wako Main Campus) 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 Japan (Tsukuba Institute) 3-1-1 Koyadai, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-0074 Japan (Harima Institute) 1-1-1 Kouto, Mikazuki-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo 679-5148 Japan (Yokohama Institute) 1-7-22 Suehirocho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 230-0045 Japan (Kobe Institute) 2-2-3 Minatojima minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo 650-0047 Japan
Telephone number: +81-48-462-1111(Wako main campus) +81-298-36-9111(Tsukuba Institute) +81-791-58-0808(Harima Institute) +81-45-503-9111(Yokohama Institute) +81-78-306-0111(Kobe Institute)
FAX number: +81-48-462-1554(Wako main campus) +81-298-36-9109(Tsukuba Institute) +81-791-58-0800(Harima Institute) +81-45-503-9113(Yokohama Institute) +81-78-306-0101(Kobe Institute)
Organization/Research department name (20):
  • RIKEN Wako Institute
  • RIKEN Discovery Research Institute
  • RIKEN Frontier Research System
  • RIKEN Brain Science Institute
  • Initiative Research Unit
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Subordinate facility name  (3):
  • RIKEN Accelerator Research Facility
  • SPring-8(RIKEN Beamline)
  • Japan Collection of Microorganisms
History (21):
  • 1917/03
    The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research or RIKEN (Rikagaku Kenkyusho) was established in Komagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, as Japan's first private sector research foundation with subsidies and contributions from the Imperial Household, the Government and industry.
  • 1948/03
    The RIKEN Foundation was dissolved and the Science Reserach Center Inc., known in Japanese as "Kagaku Kenkyusho" (KAKEN), was established.
  • 1958/10
    KAKEN was dissolved and the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) was founded, under the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) Law, as a semi-public corporation ("tokusyu-hojin" in Japanese) supported by the Japanese Government's Science and Technology Agency.
  • 1963/03
    Commenced the relocation of main campus to its current location at Wako, Saitama
  • 1984/10
    Tsukuba Life Science Center was established in Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki
Purpose of establishment:
The objectives of RIKEN are to conduct comprehensive
research in science and technology (excluding only
humanities and social sciences) under the "RIKEN Law",
and to disseminate the results of its scientific
research and technological developments. RIKEN carries
out high level experimental and research work in a wide
range of fields, including physics, chemistry, medical
science, biology, and engineering extending from basic
research to practical application.

Business overview:
This institute was first founded in 1917 (Taisho 6) as
a private research foundation known as "RIKEN". In 2003,
it was reorganized as an Independent Administrative
Institution under the Ministry of Education, Culture,
Sports, Science and Technology, since when it has engaged
in wide-ranging research activities that span basic to
applied science.
  • 2004: \ 74,900 (Million)
Branch Organization  (34):

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