Research Related Facilities
RI Research Facility (Minami-Osawa)
This facility is used for research involving radioactive isotopes (RI) and radiation at the Minami-Osawa campus. Various types of monitoring apparatuses and radioactivity control systems ensure that the RIs and radiation apparatuses are used for their intended purposes and are handled safely at all times.
At present, approximately 400 teaching staff and students are registered as authorized researchers.
Physical Education Facility (Minami-Osawa)
We conduct research on a wide and integrated scale from the molecular, gene, and cell level to human applications in our aim to solve and gene problems related to the maintenance promotion of health in an aging society.
The Makino Herbarium (Minami-Osawa)
The Makino Herbarium was founded in 1958 with the approximately 400,000 plant specimens kept by the late Dr. Tomitaro Makino (1862-1957), the father of Japanese botany. He described as many as 2,500 new plant species in Japan, and thus his collection contains many “type specimens”, which formed the basis of his original description of new species of wild Japanese plants.
The Makino Herbarium also houses many specimens obtained from foreign herbaria through the exchange of duplicate specimens from the collection, as well as those collected later from the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands, the Himalaya region, China, South America and other areas. At present, the Makino Herbarium possesses about 500,000 plant specimens. It is managed by the staff of the laboratory of Systematic Botany, Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science. The staff at the Makino Herbarium investigate modern plant taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography using modern equipment such as DNA sequencers and electron microscopes in addition to classical taxonomical methods.
Manufacturing Facilities (Minami-Osawa)
This facility supports state-of-the-art research through the development of prototypes for research equipment and the processing of data. Students receive hands-on training in various types of machine tools to improve their basic manufacturing skills.
Science and Engineering Research Facility (Minami-Osawa)
This facility is used for research in the latest fields of study. It is outfitted with a variety of equipment to support advanced experiments. Experiments are related to precise analysis and electron microscopy, high-density energy involving lasers, and engineering works and landforms.
Wind Tunnel Facilities (Hino)
This laboratory is equipped with various wind tunnel facilities such as a large-scale subsonic wind tunnel, a low noise and low turbulence wind tunnel and a supersonic wind tunnel to support education and research activities in Aerodynamics and Fluid Dynamics.
Medical Linear Accelerator Facility (Arakawa)
This facility conducts research and education on radiotherapy technologies using a modern linear accelerator.
Ogasawara Field Research Station (Ogasawara)
The Ogasawara Field Research Station was established in 1971. Many researchers from TMU have studied the unique nature and culture of these islands, the fourth World Natural Heritage of Japan. Studies are conducted systematically by the Ogasawara Research Committee (https://www.comp.tmu.ac.jp/ogasawara/). The station was rebuilt in 1992 and has served effectively as a base for research and education. Research activities based at the station are published in Ogasawara Research and The Annual Report of Ogasawara Studies (in Japanese). Such studies contribute to the formation of policies regarding nature conservation and management by the Ministry of the Environment, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Ogasawara Village.