Contributions for NIRS

NIRS contributes to healthy life, safe and secure society throughout radiological sciences.


  We appreciate your continuous support and understanding for National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS).
  NIRS was established in 1957 as a national institute, with the purpose of comprehensive research on the effects of radiation, and on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of radiation injury, and medical use of radiation.
  We have been pursuing research activities that cover vast territory of radiological sciences from basic research to radiological diagnosis and radiation therapy, succeeding the visionary mission of the institute in early days of medical and industrial application of radiation.
  Positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, which is now commonly used in clinical diagnosis, was developed at NIRS as early as in 1979. Charged particle radiotherapy using high energy carbon beams was established in NIRS and put into clinical practice for the first time in the world. It has been applied to more than 7,000 patients by the end of March 2013, which proved the excellent outcome of the treatment. We now plan to expand the results to the other institutions in the world, so that many patients can receive the benefit of this treatment, providing the opportunity to cure cancer patients maintaining high quality of life (QOL).
  NIRS reformed its structure into an independent administrative institution in 2001 according to the government policy. The achievements and experiences of NIRS during the past half century are highly regarded from international society, and NIRS was designated by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as Collaboration Center in the field of low-dose radiation effect, molecular imaging and charged particle radiotherapy. We are determined to strengthen our activities in these fields as "NIRS in the world".
  The great East-Japan earthquake on 11 March 2011 and TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station accidents make us reconsider how the civilized society we have built should be in the future. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to all the affected people and their relatives. NIRS is willing to contribute to reconstruction through the basic radiation research results which we have acquired as well as the knowledge of radiation emergency medicine, radiation effects on human being and environment as "NIRS visible to the society".
  Recently, people are much concerned about the effects of radiation on human body. On the other hand, medical and industrial application of radiation is growing rapidly, and our civilized society is closely connected with radiation, whether we wish or not. Through our variety of activities from basic research to medical use of radiation, NIRS will exert all its efforts to achieve "NIRS in the history" as an International Center of Excellence in the field of radiological sciences and medicine, aiming to return the research outcome to the society.
  Donations for NIRS support our activities and encourage us, and all the staff of NIRS are ready to respond to your expectation.
  We cordially appreciate your kind support to NIRS.

Yoshiharu YONEKURA
President of NIRS

Donations for NIRS

National Institute of Radiological Sciences appreciates your kindly donations according to the following procedure.


1. Standards for acceptance
NIRS accepts donations for our activities. NIRS will not accept the donation if it requires favors in return to the donor, goes against our missions or interferes our activities.

2. Donation Offer
Please send the following information by post, fax or e-mail to NIRS Research Promotion Section.

  1. Name (If the donor is a corporation, give the corporation's name and the representative's name with position title)
  2. Address
  3. Name of the contact person
  4. Donation details (amount of monetary gifts, noncash donations, etc.)
  5. Type of donations
    1. general donation (donation for unspecified purposes)
    2. specific-purpose donation (donation for particular R&D projects or activities. Please indicate what the donation should be used for.)

You can use the sample form given below. You may remain anonymous

3. Tax deductions
National Institute of Radiological Sciences is designated as a specified public interest corporation, stated in Ordinance of Income Tax Act article 217 and Ordinance of Corporation Tax Act article 77. Your donation to NIRS's Research and Development are tax deductable to the extent by law. We will provide you with necessary documents for tax deduction.

4. To NIRS's Contributors
NIRS would like to send you complimentary copies of our bimonthly publication "NIRS News" presenting NIRS's recent activity, and various circulars on our scheduled events. Please fill out this form (Word , PDF) and send it to us along with your donation offer.

5. Inquiry
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
National Institute of Radiological Sciences
Dept. of Planning and Management
Research Promotion Section
TEL : +81-43-206-3027(DI)
E-mail :

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