Hokkaido Research Organization

Message from the President

Outline of the Hokkaido Research Organization 

Agricultural Research Department

Fisheries Research Department

  • Central Fisheries Research Institute
  • Hakodate Fisheries Research Institute
  • Mariculture Fisheries Research Institutre
  • Kushiro Fisheries Research Institute
  • Abashiri Fisheries Research Institute
  • Wakkanai Fisheries Research Institute
  • Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Reseach Institute

Forest Research Department



Industrial Technology Research Department

  • Industrial Research Institute
  • Food Processing Research Center


Environmental and Geological Research Department

  • Institute of Environmental Sciences
  • Geological Survey of Hokkaido


Building Research Department

  • Northern Regional Building Research Institute




Symbol of the Hokkaido Research Organization

The silhouette represents Hokkaido as a research institute for Hokkaido citizens with a snow crystal symbolizing Hokkaido at the center.
Based on the colors of the Hokkaido flag, dark blue symbolizes the sea and sky of Hokkaido, white expresses splendor and snow, and red indicates an indomitable spirit. The whole shape arranged as two lines pointing in an upper right direction represents the future potential.

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