About INSS

19912.9 Steam generator tube ruptures at KEPCO’s Mihama Unit-2
19923.25
Institute of Nuclear Safety System established Chairperson Shoichiro Kobayashi, President Nobuaki Kumagai, Institute of Social Research Director Jifuji Misumi, Institute of Nuclear Technology Director Hiroshi Nishihara assume office
5.20 First meeting of Advisory Committee held (subsequently held annually)
Supreme Counsel Jiro Kondo assumes the position of Chairperson and Supreme Counsel Yasunori Nishijima assumes the position of Vice-Chairperson
9.17 Institute lecture series begun (subsequently held periodically)
19934.18 Activities at Kansai Science City begun (Keihan’na Plaza)
8.25 International Symposium on Scientific Technology, the Individual and Society – Japan’s Choices in the 21st Century held (Nara)
19945.20 First issue of INSS Journal published (subsequently published annually)
10.31-11.2 First International Conference on Human Factor Research in Nuclear Power Operations (ICNPO) held (Berlin)
19954.18 First Research Result Reporting held (subsequently held annually)
19969.17 Construction on new facility begun
11.28-30 Second ICNPO conference held (Berlin)
199711.1
Institute move to new facility in Mihama, Fukui Prefecture
19984.1 Jifuji Misumi resigns as director of the Institute of Social Research; succeeded by Naosuke Itoigawa
19994.1 Hiroshi Nishihara resigns as director of the Institute of Nuclear Technology; succeeded by Itsuro Kimura
8.25 INSS web site launched
9.8-10 Third ICNPO held (Mihama)
20002.14 INSS Research Incentive System established
4.3 INSS Outstanding Research Award presentation ceremony held (subsequently held annually)
200110.4 INSS begins sending a part-time instructor to Tsuruga Junior College
20025.27-29 International Symposium on Light Water Reactor Material Deterioration Mechanisms and Non-Destructive Diagnostic Technologies held (Osaka)
7.22 10th anniversary ceremony held (Osaka)
9.9-11 Fourth ICNPO conference held (Mihama)
20036.30 Nobuaki Kumagai resigns as president; succeeded by Mikio Kitada
20044.1 University of Fukui establishes Nuclear Power and Energy Safety Engineering Course, Institute assists with joint lectures
8.9 Secondary cooling pipe ruptures at KEPCO’s Mihama Unit-3 (INSS assists with accident investigation)
8.17 First Institute’s one-day “Open House” held (subsequently held annually)
20055.15 Symposium on Material Aging Research held jointly with the University of Fukui (Fukui)
7.1 Nuclear Power Plant Aging Research Center established in the Institute of Nuclear Technology
20063.24 Employees receive three awards, including the Grand Prize from the Atomic Energy Society of Japan
4.1 Naosuke Itoigawa resigns as director of the Institute of Social Research; succeeded by Atsushi Naoi
6.30 Mikio Kitada resigns as president; succeeded by Yohsaku Fuji
20077.1 Research Center for Human Factors established in the Institute of Social Research
10.22-23 “International Symposium on Research for Aging Management of Light Water Reactors and Its Future Trend,” a 15th anniversary event, held (Fukui)
11.22-23 “International Symposium on Human Factors 2007,” a 15th anniversary event, held (Mihama)
20084.1 Supreme Counsel Yasunori Nishijima assumes the position of Chairperson of the Advisory Committee and Supreme Counsel Nobuaki Kumagai assumes the position of Vice-Chairperson
20094.1 Itsuro Kimura resigns as director of the Institute of Nuclear Technology; succeeded by Kaichiro Mishima
8.6 Employee receives an award from The Behaviormetric Society of Japan
8.7 Employee receives an award from The Japanese Society for Multiphase Flow
10.2 International Symposium on Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis for Light Water Reactors held (Tsuruga)
20105.21
Thermal Hydraulics Laboratory opened
9.10 Symposium on Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow Dynamics held (Mihama)
10.19 Supreme Counsel Nobuaki Kumagai assumes the position of Chairperson of the Advisory Committee and Supreme Counsel Yoichi Kayaassumes the position of Vice-Chairperson
20119.30 Atsushi Naoi resigns as director of the Institute of Social Research
12.1 Junji Koizumi assumes the position of Special Advisor of the Institute of Social Research
20126.13 “International Symposium on Simulation and Validation for Two-Phase Flows,” a 20th anniversary event, held (Tsuruga)
10.26 “18th Research Result Reporting and Memorial Lecture,” a 20th anniversary event, held
20133.20 Employees receive NACE 2013 CORROSION Best Paper Award
4.1 Junji Koizumi assumes the position of director of the Institute of Social Research
6.28 Shoichiro Kobayashi resigns as chairperson; succeeded by Yohsaku Fuji
Yohsaku Fuji resigns as president; succeeded by Tetsuji Kishida
20143.12 Employees receive NACE International 2014 W.R. Whitney Award
20154.17 Employees receive JSME Award (paper) (2 Awards)
5.22 International Symposium on CFD Application to Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulics
held (Mihama)
6.26 Tetsuji Kishida resigns as president; succeeded by Hiroshi Morimoto
20176.30 Hiroshi Morimoto resigns as president; succeeded by Noriaki Hashimoto