National Food Research Institute (NFRI)


 National Food Research Institute (NFRI) is the only research organization under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries which conducts research specifically in the area of food related science and technology. The institute covers extensive research subjects ranging from ‘scientific analysis on food and health’, ‘development of technology to ensure the safety of food’ to ‘development of innovative distribution and processing technologies.’ While implementing the most advanced technology, the institute makes their best efforts to work on the relevant basic research as well as to support on-going research projects.

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Research Activities

Introduction of each division and laboratory

Research Projects

Ongoing research projects in NFRI


Public Databases developed by NFRI


  • ・National Food Research Institute [NFRI] Outline(English)
  • ・Reports of National Food Research Institute(almost in Japanese)

Links to research institutes within NARO

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