The National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE), having started
as examination centers of industrial products, has a long history and substantial
achievements in support of the economic and industrial administration of
Japan. Being reorganized into an incorporated administrative agency in
2001, NITE is rapidly developing its endeavors to establish intellectual
foundations for the development of the Japanese economy and welfare as
well as for the safety and stability of the society. NITE is now offering
a vital contribution to the society in the fields of; 1) biotechnology
- including the collection of microorganisms; 2) chemical management -
including the integration of risk information of chemical substances; 3)
Accreditation - including accreditation under international standards;
4) Consumer Product Safety - including the compilation of safety information of
products used in daily life.
Roles of science, technology and industry in general are now becoming more
and more important in ensuring better environment, health and safety for
the society and citizens. According to this stream, we at NITE are determined
to enhance our endeavors as a core organization in Japan to provide the
intellectual foundations that can usefully serve citizens, consumers and
industries for the appropriate advancement of technology in the 21st century.
To this end, we would like to emphasize the crucial role of mutual communication
between NITE and the general public. Through this booklet, we hope you
understand the missions and activities of NITE, and provide us with suggestions
and support for NITE.