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