History

2002
April

Separated from Mitsubishi Research Institute to become an independent entity. Established as a private limited company, Japanfs Independent Institute, with its headquarters in Takeshiba, Tokyo. Immediately began operation conducting research and analysis on behalf of governmental institutions and private companies.

October

Chosen in open competition to undertake a research project regarding new energy studies, on behalf of the Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), an inter-governmental agency of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Finance.This was the first time in the history of NEDO that it had consigned a research project to such a young company.

December

The Institute accepted a Captain from the Security Bureau of the National Police Agency on a training course. The selection of a private sector body to perform such training was a first in the history of the National Police Agency.


2003
July

Office relocated to larger premises in Shiodome, Tokyo.


2004
May

Office relocated to larger premises in Shinbashi, Tokyo.

May

Successfully bid against a Prefectural governmentfs private tender, to conduct research into the operation and practice of existing legislation to protect civilians. Provide services not only to governmental institutions and private-sector businesses, but also to local municipalities nationwide.

June

Changed from a private limited company to an employee owned company.


2005
January

The Institute accepted a civil servant of Japan Defense Agency on a training course for the first time.

April

Department of Natural Science has gained a patent from Patent Agency of Japan on acoustical survey of methane plumes using the quantitative echo sounder.

August

The Institute accepted a civil servant of Japan Defense Agency on a training course for the second time.

September

The Institute accepted a service representative from a private electric company on a training course for the first time.


2006
May

The insitute accepte two self defence officers from the Japan Defence Agency, as a part of their training course.


2010
May

Office relocated to larger premises in Odaiba, Tokyo.