2012. 04. 01
Geological Survey of Japan
Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ), AIST is a public organization to carry out various geological surveys and researches. GSJ has consistently provided geological information, which is essential to build a safe and sustainable society, since its establishment in 1882. Three research units, Actie Fault and Earthquake Research Center, Institute for Geo-Resources and Environment, and Institute of Geology and Geoinformation, along with Geoinformation Center and Geological Museum of AIST, are collectively called “Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ)”.
|Director General||Eikichi Tsukuda|
|Deputy Director General||Yusaku Yano|
|Director, Research Planning Office||Jun'ichi Itoh|
|Outreach and Collection Managemen|
|1882||Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ) was established under the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce with the goals to make geological maps of the country, undertaking researches related to soils for agriculture and explore mineral resources.|
|1925||GSJ was affiliated with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.|
|1946||Moved to Kawasaki City. Four branches were established.|
|1948||GSJ was restructured into the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology (former AIST) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Hokkaido branch was established.
|1949||GSJ was affiliated with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.|
|1952||GSJ was restructured into the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology.|
|1967||GSJ was reorganized into one central institute and six branches.|
|1979||GSJ and eight AIST institutes in Tokyo moved to Tsukuba Science City.|
|1980||Geological Museum opened to the public.|
|1988||GSJ was reorganized into one central institute and four branches.|
|1992||Chugoku-Shikoku Center (branch) was closed.|
|1995||Kyushyu Center was closed. Kinki-Chyubu Center (branch) was reorganized as Osaka Center (branch).|
|2001||AIST was extensively restructured in April 2001 as an independent administrative agency with integrating the 15 research institutes constituting the former Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, and the Weights and Measures Training Institute under the former Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). As a part of new AIST, GSJ was reorganized into three Research Institutes, two Research Centers, and five relevant sections.|