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President's message

Inauguration Greeting

My name is Minoru Kamata, and I was appointed as the President of the Japan Automobile Research Institute on June 24, 2020. I would like to extend my greetings to all of you on my appointment.
Our mission is to contribute to the healthy development of the automobile society, and we have conducted neutral and public interest activities to contribute to the development of the Japanese automobile industry and that of automobile technology. Last year, we celebrated our 50th anniversary and have just started to move toward the next half century.

In recent years, the role of automobiles has diversified, and the technology of automobiles has become more sophisticated and computerized, as has been described by the term "CASE", and it is said there is a mobility revolution once every 100 years. It is expected that we will see further changes in the future, including in the industrial structure. In the midst of the diversifying role of automobiles as mobility, our institute will take advantage of its strength as a neutral foundation to further promote research and testing in the area of "connection between vehicles and society” which industry, government and academia cannot conduct independently.

In addition, we have issued the 5th long-term management policy and set a new pillar of "new mobility" in addition to "environment and energy" and "safety", and we have foreseen the social needs of 5 years and 10 years ahead. By engaging in advanced research, we will contribute to the realization of a sustainable, safe and secure automobile society.

We will continue to widely disseminate research results and expand our activities to meet the expectations of society. We would like to ask all of you for your continued support and cooperation.

Minoru Kamata, Representative Director and President

研究所長 鎌田 実