About us

Overview

Using radio waves to solve various issues in society

"Society 5.0" has been advocated as the future society that we should aspire. In this context, expectations for the sophistication of information and communication technology (ICT) are increasing, as it can drastically change the social economy.
At the Radio Research Institute, we aim to realize Society 5.0 using various technologies related to radio waves in ICT. During this process of realization, we have the following three roles:

  1. (1) realizes the function of "sensing" aggregate information from physical space into cyberspace using various sensors,
  2. (2) realizes the function of "processing" to create the "future image" in cyberspace by analyzing various types of data, and
  3. (3) realizes the function of "acting" to create physical space by utilizing cyberspace data.

The Radio Research Institute will play each of the above three roles and collaborate with other institutes to utilize the results obtained as we carry out each role. As a result, we will be able to accurately assess the status of weather, disasters, space environment, society, and so forth, and make highly accurate predictions to realize a smart life in the real world.

Director GeneralTAIRA Kazumasa

TAIRA Kazumasa received his Ph.D. in electronic engineering in 1991.
Since joining the Communications Research Laboratory (currently NICT) in 1991, he has been engaged in the research on radio wave propagation, link budget estimation in mobile communications, and electromagnetic compatibility.
He worked for the Telecommunications Advancement Organizations of Japan from 2000 to 2004 and then for the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications from 2005. He came back to the NICT in 2008.

Access

From JR Musashi-Koganei Station

By Bus

Take the Keio Bus bound for Kodaira Danchi (小平団地) from the No. 5 bus stop outside the north gate. Get off at the "Joho-Tsushin-Kenkyu-Kiko-Mae" (NICT) bus stop (the eighth stop) and walk for 2 minutes from the bus stop.

By Taxi

A taxi stand is located just outside the North Exit of the station. The taxi ride takes 10 to 15 minutes.

From JR Kokubunji Station

By Bus | North Exit Bus Terminal

Take the Tachikawa Bus from the No. 3 bus stop outside the north gate. All buses stop at "Joho-Tsushin-Kenkyu-Kiko-Mae" (NICT). Get off at the "Joho-Tsushin-Kenkyu-Kiko-Mae" (NICT) bus stop (the fourth stop) and walk for 2 minutes from the bus stop.

Take the Ginga-Tetsudo (銀河鉄道) Bus from the No. 2 bus stop outside the north gate, bound for Kodaira-eki-minamiguchi (小平駅南口). Get off at the "Sarejio-dori" stop (the first stop). NICT is right in front of the bus stop.

Take the Keio Bus bound for Kodaira Danchi (小平団地) from the No. 1 bus stop outside the north gate. Get off at the "Joho-Tsushin-Kenkyu-Kiko-Mae" (NICT) bus stop (the fourth stop) and walk for 2 minutes from the bus stop.

By Taxi

A taxi stand is located just outside the North Exit of the station. A taxi ride takes approximately 8 minutes.

On Foot

It takes approximately 15 minutes from Kokubunji station.

Access to NICT Headquarters