Website Usage Guide

For pleasant viewing browsing of the NIMS website

Recommended Browsers

We recommend that you use one of the browsers listed below. While we strive to ensure that every user, whatever their environment, experiences the website without display problems or missing data, some older browsers may be unable to display our pages correctly because they use CSS (cascading style sheets; special files that specify display of pages on your screen).

If you are using Windows 10®, Windows 8®, Windows 7®, or Vista®

  • Internet Explorer® 9.0 or higher
  • Mozilla® Firefox® latest version
  • Google Chrome latest version

If you are using Max OSX

  • Safari™ 6.0 or higher
  • Mozilla® Firefox® latest version
  • Google Chrome latest version
(Note: products mentioned above are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.)

Accessibility policy

This website is designed to provide easily accessible information to everyone. You can read about our accessibility policy at the link below.

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Browser settings

While we make efforts to ensure that basic browsing is not dependent on the type and version of the browser you use, please note that some auxiliary functions may not operate correctly depending on the type and version of your browser.

Character encoding

The character encoding used for this site is UTF-8 (Unicode) for both Japanese and English versions. If you encounter any unreadable or garbled characters while browsing the site, please reset your browser’s encoding setting and reload the page. Note that some pages presented by individual research centers and laboratories may use Shift-JIS encoding for Japanese pages and ISO 8859-1 encoding for English versions.


Some parts of this site use JavaScript to improve functionality. To ensure a pleasant browsing experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser settings.


Some content on this site includes animations or PDFs. The plugin listed below is required to view this content. Please download the plugin from the company's website.

Adobe® Reader®
To view PDF files on the site, you will need this plugin distributed by Adobe Systems. (Version 7.0 or higher recommended.)

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About site policy regarding copyright and links, etc.

For information related to copyright, link settings, and other site policies, please refer to the Site Policy page.