Inquiries and Document requests

Contact for inquiries

Every day is “open house” at the Department of Polar Science!

The Department of Polar Science welcomes anyone who wishes to visit, for example to inspect our labs, to meet with academic staff, to sit in on lectures or to participate in events involving the department.

We accept visitors at any time, so feel free to contact us at the address or number given below to book a visit.

* Caution
Direct contact can be made with the academic staff named on this web site, but since e-mails can easily be missed, we recommend contacting us at the e-mail address or telephone number given below.

Good news for people who wish to come from far away!

Beginning in the current year, the Department of Polar Science is offering assistance with return travel expenses to people who wish to visit us. Anyone fulfilling the requirements below can apply for this assistance. Please contact us at an address or number below to take advantage of this offer.

Persons qualified for assistance

Persons must be considering enrolment in the department and wishing to visit us to inspect our labs, meet with academic staff, sit in on lectures or participate in events involving the department to be eligible. Assistance is provided only to people who do not have a residence within the 23 wards of Tokyo.


• Only one application for assistance per person is allowed, and assistance extends only to return travel costs.

• After it has been received, an application is assessed and a decision is made on whether to cover the return travel expenses. Please understand, however, that expenses may not be covered in some cases.

• Applications are accepted on a first come-first served basis, so when the budgeted funds for assistance are exhausted, applications will be closed.

Graduate Student Affairs Team General Affairs Division (NIPR)
National Institute of Polar Research10-3,Midoricho,Tachikawa,Tokyo 190-8518,Japan (Directions to NIPR)

Document requests

Please write the following information and send it with mail to obtain a variety of documents pertaining to the Department of Polar Science.

Since the documents will be sent to you by post, please take care to write your address clearly and without any mistakes. There are no charges for sending the documents or for postage.

The information provided will be used only for the purpose of sending the requested documents. Only persons who have explicitly consented above to receive further information from the Department of Polar Science will be contacted again.