The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences(JIRCAS) was established in October 1993, through the reorganization of its predecessor, the Tropical Agriculture Research Center (TARC), in order to include overseas forestry and fisheries research in its mandate.

We will avoid conducting research for research’s sake, but instead, we will make innovative organizational changes aimed at creating “research results and technology development that meet global challenges” more efficiently, more effectively, and with a high cost performance. 

The new logo incorporates design elements from the original, retaining the Earth motif while enhancing the lettering for better visual recognition. This logo has been used since Apr. 2018.