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Welcome to Research Institute, NCGG

directer katsuhiko yanagisawa

Our institute was originally established in 1995 as a National Institute for Longevity Science (NILS) in the Chubu National Hospital. In 2004, our institute developed into the Research Institute of National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG, one of the six national centers for advanced and specialized medicine in Japan). In association with the reorganization of NCGG as an Independent Administrative Agency in 2010, our institute further developed and expanded. Now in 2015, NCGG together with other national centers has shifted to the National Research and Development Agency. Consequently, our institute will be expected to substantially contribute to production of practical applications in the research field of geriatrics and gerontology. Given that we are confronted with unprecedented super-ageing society, now is the time to take action to innovate our ideas and technology to cope with various medical affairs in such a society. Our mission, that has been rather unchanged from the original establishment, is to promote physical and mental health of the elderly through various research activities. We sincerely hope and appreciate your understanding and continuous support for our activities.

Katsuhiko Yanagisawa
Director-General, Research Institute
National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology



  • National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • National Hospital for Geriatric Medicine, NCGG
  • Center for Development of Advanced Medicine for Dementia
  • Center for Gerontology and Social Science

National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology

7-430 Morioka-cho, Obu City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan