National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA)

Description The National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA) is a policy research organization established on the initiative of leading figures from the industrial, academic and labor communities. The organization received its final authorization from the Japanese government based upon the National Institute for Research Advancement Act in 1974. NIRA is operated through an endowment of capital contributions and donations from both the public and private sectors.
NIRA's main objective is to conduct research from an independent standpoint and contribute to the resolution of various complex issues facing contemporary society. Research topics reflect the trends of the times and span a wide range, including politics, economics, international issues, social issues, technology, and local government systems. With the aim of advancing research, NIRA actively provides research information, conducts exchange with many research organizations in Japan and overseas, supports research projects, and performs other related activities.
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