Digital Archive

KINKEN-chan Channel


This is the YouTube channel of the Public Relations Office of the Institute for Materials Research (KINKEN), Tohoku University. KINKEN-chan, the mascot of the PR team, introduces the KINKEN.


Since its founding in 1916, the IMR has always aimed to create new materials that are beneficial to society.
Explore IMR's current efforts in carrying out cutting-edge research and education in materials research.
(Produced in 2016)

Centennial Anniversary of IMR -- 100 Years of History and the Future

Tohoku University's Institute for Materials Research celebrated its centenary in 2016.
For over a century, IMR has supported the modernization of Japan through its contribution to steel, metal, and materials science research. Discover IMR's rich history and its further commitment to the advancement of science and technology.
(Produced in 2016)