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October 14, 2015

RIKEN closed on October 26 for RIKEN Foundation Day

RIKEN's offices will be closed on October 26 for RIKEN Foundation Day. Today, RIKEN's Foundation Day falls on the fourth Monday in October, but it has been celebrated on different days in the past. March 20 marks the beginning of RIKEN as a private foundation in 1917, March 1 marks the start of the private company after World War II, October 21 was used to celebrate RIKEN's new beginning as a public corporation in 1958, and October 1 has been celebrated as the beginning of RIKEN's status as an Independent Administrative Institution in 2003. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your understanding.