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Japan* became a Member State in 1885.

Dr Takashi Usuda, Director General of NMIJ AIST, was first elected to the CIPM on 1 July 2012.

The CIPM elected him Secretary of the CIPM on 20 March 2019.

Dr Usuda is also President of the Consultative Committee for Acoustics, Ultrasound and Vibration (CCAUV).

Representatives of the NMIs or designated institutes of Japan (see CIPM MRA) participate in the following Consultative Committees:

*. then the Empire of Japan
Tsukuba Central 3
305-8563 Tsukuba
Tel.: + 81 298 61 4149
Fax: + 81 298 61 4202
Web: http://www.nmij.jp/english/
Participating in the CIPM MRA since: 14 October 1999

Signed by: Hidetaka IMAI (then Director General, NRLM*)
* now the NMIJ AIST
  • National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ AIST), Tsukuba

  • Designated institute(s):
  • Chemicals Evaluation and Research Institute (CERI), Saitama
  • For AC power: Japan Electric Meters Inspection Corporation (JEMIC), Tokyo
  • National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Tokyo

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    Over the last 15 years this State has benefited from BIPM comparison and calibration services in the following fields:

    • Chemistry
    • Electricity
    • Ionizing Radiation
    • Mass
    • Time

    BIPM calibration certificates issued to Japan and/or its NMI(s)

    Delegates at the meeting of the CGPM in November 2018:
    • Dr Takashi Usuda (Head of Delegation)
    • Dr Tokihiko Kobata
    • Dr Norio Saito
    • Mr Masahiro Fukui
    • Mr Shigemitsu Toma

    Nationals having participated in/benefited from the BIPM CBKT programme:

    National institutes having sponsored a BIPM CBKT initiative (in full or in part):

    • No sponsorship yet

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