History

January 1938 National Institute for Public Health established
March 1974 National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) established
July 1990 Designation of NIES in Japanese changed
April 1992 Waste Management Engineering Division established in National Institute for Public Health
January 2001 Ministry of the Environment established as part of administrative reforms of the Japanese government (centralization of waste administration). Waste Management Research Division established in NIES (by transferring and integrating Waste Management Engineering Division from National Institute for Public Health)
April 2001 NIES established as an incorporated administrative agency. Waste Research Division expanded to Research Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management.
April 2011 Name of the Center changed to Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management Research (CMW).
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