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Meteorological Research Institute

気象庁 気象研究所, キショウチョウ キショウケンキュウショ
Representive : Director-General, FUJITANI Tokunosuke
Establishment year: 1946
Address: 1-1 Nagamine, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-0052 Japan
Telephone number: +81-29-853-8538
FAX number: +81-29-853-8545
Number of employees: 174
Organization/Research department name (11):
  • Forecast Research Department
  • Climate Research Department
  • Typhoon Research Department
  • Physical Meteorology Research Department
  • Atmospheric Environment and Applied Meteorology
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Subordinate facility name  (6):
  • Meteorological Observation Tower
  • Supercomputer System
  • Large Meteorological Wind Tunnel
  • Turntable and Circular Wind Tunnel etc.
  • Doppler Radar
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History (7):
  • 1942/01
    The Central Meteorological Observatory Research Division was established.
  • 1945/10
    The Central Meteorological Observatory Research Division was moved to Koenji (Mabashi),Suginami, Tokyo
  • 1946/01
    Reorganized as Central Meteorological Observatory Research Department(Establishment of Meteorological Research Institute)
  • 1947/04
    The Meteorological Research Institute was reorganized into two Administrative Divisions and 10 Research Laboratories.
  • 1956/06
    Reorganized and associated with the Japan Meteorological Agency,with one Administrative Department and 9 Research Divisions with 23 Reserch laboratories.
Business overview:
Environmental problems on a global scale such as
global warming and ozone layer destruction, weather
hazards such as heavy rainfall and typhoons, or
natural catastrophe such as earthquakes and volcano
eruptions are the real and eminent threats to our
very existence.
The Institute as an institutional organization of
the Japanese Meteorological Agency conducts studies
on meteorological and geological phenomena, and their
prediction, and also develops a wide range of
relevant technologies.
Furthermore, the Institute participates in
international cooperative research activities, which
are planned and organized by the World Meteorological
Organization (WMO) among others, and pursues vigorous
The major fields of research include
weather and weather forecasting,
climate and climate change,
typhoons and associated phenomena,
rainfall, atmospheric boundary layer and upper
radiation, weather satellites and weather observation
system via satellites,
earthquakes and volcano eruptions and their
ocean circulation and the current prediction,
and geophysical studies of the atmosphere, oceans,
and the Earth crusts.
  • 2004: \ 2,765 (Million)
  • 2003: \ 2,813 (Million)
  • 2002: \ 2,901 (Million)
  • 2001: \ 2,902 (Million)

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