Update date: Jan. 21, 2020
National Institute of Infectious Diseases
厚生労働省 国立感染症研究所, コウセイロウドウショウ コクリツカンセンショウケンキュウショ
Director-General, KURATA Takeshi
1-23-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8640 Japan
Number of employees：
Organization/Research department name (31)：
Subordinate facility name (3)：
PLANNING AND COORDINATION
DEPARTMENT OF VIROLOGY I
DEPARTMENT OF VIROLOGY II
DEPARTMENT OF VIROLOGY III
-MURAYAMA, BRANCH, NIID
-TSUKUBA PRIMATE CENTER, NIID
-LEPROSY RESEARCH CENTER, NIID
Purpose of establishment：
NIH(National Institute of Health, present NIID) was founded in 1947 under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
Moved shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.
The Tsukuba Primate Center for Medical Science at Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki Prefecture was stablished.
The AIDS Research Center was established.
The National Institute of Health was reorganized.
After the Second World War, the urgent problems of
epidemics and endemic diseases were widespread throughout
the country and it was essential to restore sanitary
conditions as quickly as possible. THE NATIONAL
INSTITUTE OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIID) which was
formerly known as the National Institute of Health (NIH)
was founded to conduct research contributing the
improvement of national health and welfare.
The National Institute of Infectious Diseases has been
assigned for the following functions, responsibilities
and authorities according to the enactment pertaining
(1) To conduct and co-ordinate research projects of
national importance on the causative agents and
pathogenesis of infectious diseases and their diagnosis,
prophylaxis and therapy.
(2) To serve as national reference laboratories for the
diagnosis of infectious diseases and their
(3) To serve as the information center for the
surveillance of infectious diseases agents in Japan.
(4) To conduct potency assay and safety tests of
vaccunes, blood products, interferons and other
biologic products, antibiotics, disinfectants,
insecticides and antirodent drugs.
(5) Training and International cooperation
Branch Organization (4)：
- 2001: \ 9,236 (Million)
- 1999: \ 7,852 (Million)
- 1998: \ 7,299 (Million)
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