To make the NAOJ a truly international and innovative research centre in astronomy.
The role of Office of International Relations (OIR) unit is to promote and support international research projects conducted by the research staffs of the NAOJ.
In implementing this objective, we;
- lend support to the international research projects,
- act as a contact point for international exchange with overseas astronomy research organizations,
- distribute information on the international astronomy projects,
- give assistance organizing international conferences and seminars,
- help accommodating the overseas researchers and students coming to the NAOJ,
- act as an international hub for Japanese astronomy researcher communities.