National Astronomical Observatory of Japan



NAOJ's Philosophy

Our Vision:

To be innovators striving to solve the mysteries of the Universe.

Our Mission:

To develop and construct large-scale cutting-edge astronomical research facilities and promote their open access aiming to expand our intellectual horizons.

To contribute to the development of astronomy as a world leading research institute by making the best use of a wide variety of large-scale facilities.

To bring benefits to society through astronomy public outreach.

Our Products/Deliverables:

To explore the unknown Universe and provide new insight into astronomy.

To make our research outcomes widely known to society and pass on our dreams to future generations.

To mentor next-generation researchers for their role on the world-stage.