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RIKEN, a National Research and Development Agency, is Japan's largest comprehensive research institution renowned for high-quality research in a diverse range of scientific disciplines. Founded in 1917, initially as a private research foundation, RIKEN has grown rapidly in size and scope, today encompassing a network of world-class research centers and institutes across Japan.

The pages below offer an overview of RIKEN's mission, its management structure and history, as well as information on RIKEN's campuses and offices, its budget and personnel and its governance. We also have a video in our YouTube channel that introduces the institute.