Update date: Jan. 21, 2020
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
President, Dr. Masao Sakauchi
4-2-1 Nukuikitamachi, Koganei-shi, Tokyo 184-8795 Japan (Headquarters)
Organization/Research department name (5)：
Subordinate facility name (6)：
Strategic Planning Division
Information and Network Systems Division
Wireless Communications Division
Applied Research and Standards Division
Basic and Avanced Research Division
The institute has a space optical communication system,
multimedia research center,
ACT center, clean room, space plasma chamber,
upper atmosphere observation laser transceiver,
aircraft onboard image-radar,
Electrotechnical Laboratory of the Ministry of Communications began studying radio communication.
Merger of the Radio Physics Laboratory of the Ministry of Education.
Radio Research Laboratory of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications established.
Kashima Branch established and 30m-diameter antenna completed.
Radio Research Laboratory renamed Communications Research Laboratory.
NICT's diversified research themes, including the core
subject of communications, are conducted in the
following four divisions.
The "Information and Network Systems Division" studies
basic technologies for next-generation information
communications to realize a safe information
communication society that does not expose people to
hazards, promotes an affluent human society, and
enhances convenience in social life.
The "Wireless Communications Division" conducts
research seeking to enable multimedia communications
in all environments by seamlessly connecting various
networks ranging from ground communication networks
to space communication networks.
The "Applied Research and Standards Division" seeks
to promote diversified utilization of electromagnetic
and light spectra by conducting research for utilizing
information communication technology and wireless
communication technology as well as related research
to support these technologies.
The "Basic and Advanced Research Division" pursues basic
research for establishing innovative information
communication technology that learns from human and
organic information functions.
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