General Description

The National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics was established in 1948 (Showa 23). After a period as an independent administrative agency, it was re-established as the sixth organization of the Inter-University Research Institute Corporation "National Institutes for the Humanities" on October 1, 2009 (Heisei 21).

Building on its long history of research results, the newly established National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics conducts large-scale theoretical and empirical studies as an international research hub in collaboration with domestic and overseas universities and research organizations, aiming to illuminate all aspects of the Japanese language and deepen our understanding of human beings through language study. It also has an important mission of disseminating collaborative research results and related research reports to the public, thereby promoting their application in various fields such as Japanese language education, natural language processing, etc.