National Institute of Polar Research

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National Institute of Polar Research
Director: Takuji Nakamura
Location: 10-3, Midori-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo 190-8518, Japan (Directions)

Number of employees (as of April 1, 2020; including prospective polar observation staff)

Funding for operations (as of April 1, 2020)

Facilities (as of April 1, 2016)

Site Area 62,450m2
Total floor area 54,071m2
- Exclusive area for NIPR 17,336m2
- Shared area 11,112m2


  • Takeo Hirasawa (Prof. Emeritus, NIPR)
  • Zenkichi Hirayama (Prof. Emeritus, Nihon University)
  • Takao Hoshiai (Prof. Emeritus, NIPR)
  • Atumu Ohmura (Prof. Emeritus, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)


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