Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.


Toward the Next 50 Years
of Creating a Desirable Future World

The Mitsubishi Research Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary in September 2020.





Introduction and establishment of think tank function in Japan

  • Mitsubishi Research Institute founded in commemoration of the centenary of the Mitsubishi Group (1970)
  • Began offering policy recommendations based on global perspective (joint research with Japanese, US, and European think tanks)
  • Introduced and utilized large-scale linear structural analysis program (NASTRAN) developed by US National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Launched permanent multi-customer macroeconomic project
  • Developed global supply-demand models for food and ships
  • Diamond Computer Service (now Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS) was established

Participated in important projects in Japan and overseas

  • Planning study for design of operation management system for the Suez Canal
  • Participation in advocacy for the establishment of Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF)
  • Research and development of artificial intelligence and expert systems
  • Began providing an information service as exclusive agent of National Technical Information Service (NTIS), US Department of Commerce
  • Introduction of CRAY-1 supercomputer

Expansion of public-sector policy formulation support activities

  • Study on promotion of intelligent transport systems (ITS)
  • Study and research of global warming countermeasure policy
  • Development support for systems that use GPS data
  • Established Research Laboratory for Advanced Science and Technology to carry out experimental research
  • Established Global Environmental Research Center
  • Established Safety Engineering Research Center
Taking part in the Global Environmental Summit

Fully entered IT solutions business for co-creating of future society

  • Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS converted into a consolidated subsidiary (2005)
  • Listing on second section of Tokyo Stock Exchange (2009)
  • Human genome analysis research, etc., advanced scientific research and promoting industrial applications
  • Carbon emissions trading verification experiment
  • System integration for megabanks
  • Establishment of the Business Solutions Division
  • Establishment of a committee to make recommendations on the society of the future

Expand services through to Societal Implementation as Think & Act Tank

  • Listing on first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange (2010)
  • Support for earthquake restoration projects
  • Participation in mega-solar power generation business
  • Testing & launch of AI-based chatbot service for local governments
  • Development and testing of regional digital currency business
  • Provided education and data management services
  • Launched Platinum Society Research Association and Innovation Network for Co-Creating the Future
Maskar Multifunctional Fish Processing Facility in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture
(Qatar Friendship Fund)

Helping to build a desirable future world

  • Entered renewable energy generation business
  • Offered strategic consulting on Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Development of new technologies and accompanying standards (e.g. autonomous driving)
  • R&D management to facilitate medical innovation
  • Used AI to support improvements in operational efficiency and productivity
  • Supported corporations throughout Digital Transformation efforts
  • Contributed to the revitalization of local economies through local digital currencies
  • Provided support for sustainability management
Yasudagō Mega Solar Power Plant in Taka, Hyōgō Prefecture
Namie Mega Solar Plant, Fukushima Prefecture
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