The College of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is a comprehensive training institution of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure Transport and Tourism(MLIT) and carries out training programs through which employees of MLIT, local governments and independent administrative agencies can acquire knowledge and point of view which are necessary to perform their duties efficiently and can improve their administrative capabilities.
Each year we systematically carry out about 200 training courses covering many fields, receive about 8,000 trainees and foster talented people who can contribute to the administration which is open to public.
※The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is providing administrative service appropriately as a national governmental organization which is responsible for comprehensive and systematic use, development and conservation of national land, making social infrastructure which is consistent with that purpose, promoting transport policy, developing meteorological service and ensuring maritime safety and security.
Modern surveying education in our country began when the Japanese Imperial Land Survey which is a forerunner of the Geospatial Information Authority of MLIT and its attached organization(the Training Center) were founded in 1888.
After that training of surveying technicians has been taken over by, first, the Technical Officer Training Center of the Geographical Survey Instituteand then the Surveying Department of our College. Its history continues over 120 years.
The Ministry of Construction was launched in July 1948 and started to consolidate the basis for new developments in many fields by constructing infrastructure for economic growth and fulfillment of people’s lives and by conserving/ developing national land for the sake of the reconstruction and further development of the postwar devastated national land.
Under such circumstances, in order to smoothly perform construction related policy it was required to foster, train and secure personnel with special technical expertise such as acquisition of a site, civil engineering and surveying who were in short supply at that time. But training for those personnel was generally insufficient due to lack of well-structured training system.
As construction related policies expand both in quality and quantity in 1950’s, lack of mid-level staff with specialized technique which had been used in actual sites became noticeable. And as construction technique was progressing thanks to a series of innovation and construction related policies became more complex and diverse, improving specialized skills of mid-level officials was required.
Based on these demands, in April 1957, the Construction Training Institute was inaugurated in Kodaira, Tokyo as a comprehensive training institution of the Ministry of Construction and started systematically and continuously the education and training of personnel who were involved in the construction administration
Since its inauguration Japan’s economy has entered the high-growth period. The need for the development of social capital increased rapidly, so construction investment has gone up and that lead to quantitative expansion and qualitative diversification of construction administration. Under these circumstances improving ability of government officials became urgent.
For this reason in September 1965, the Construction Training Institute was reorganized into the College of Construction to further strengthen the content of the education and training. Since then this College had been expanding its training contents to cope with the change in economic and social situation and to become a topnotch training institution both in name and in reality.
Also in the Ministry of Transport which was launched in June 1949, the need for staff training was rising to cope with the growing demand for transportation which was brought about by rapid economic growth and to cope with diversification and specialization of administrative needs. Under these circumstances, the number of staff training was increased and a necessity of constructing training facilities were felt by many people. Then in May 1970 the Ministry of Transport installed the Transport Training Institute in Mejiro, Toshima-ward, Tokyo where people can access easily.
Since its inauguration, the Transport Training Institute conducted a basic and common training of the Ministry of Transport, supported the development of Transport administration which stretches over land, sea and air and greatly contributed to growth of the transportation sector such as planning high-speed transportation system and maintenance of regional transportation. This Institute has reexamined its training plan by taking demands for administration into account, reorganized its training courses and improved contents of each course. But due to narrowness of training facilities and physical constraints, the situation reached a point where the Institute can’t necessarily cater to growing needs for training.
Under these circumstances, the Cabinet decided the relocation of the Transport Training Institute along with other administrative organs in July 1988.
In August 1989 it was decided that the Institute should move to Kashiwa, Chiba and in March 1997 the Institute actually moved there.
In January 2001, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism was formed by combining 2 ministries and 2 agencies at the time of reorganizing the central government. As a result, the College of Construction and the Transport Training Institute were integrated into the College of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Now half a century has passed since the inauguration of the Construction Training Institute.
As administrative management becomes more complicated and difficult due to changes of socio-economic conditions, we have to respond quickly and accurately to the issues at hand. For this reason, the role of the College of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism which is fostering human resources in charge of administration related to MLIT through comprehensive and specialized training is becoming more important.
1949.5 The Technical Officer Training Center was founded as an attached organization to the Geographical Survey Institute, the Ministry of Construction.
1957.4 The Construction Training Institute was inaugurated in Kodaira, Tokyo in April 1957 as an attached organization to the Ministry of Construction.
1965.9 The Construction Training Institute was reorganized into the College of Construction in September 1965.
2001.1 The College of Construction was reorganized into the College of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism along with the Transport Training Institute.
1970.5 The Ministry of Transport installed the Transport Training Institute in Mejiro, Toshima-ward, Tokyo.
1988.7 The Cabinet decided the relocation of the Transport Training Institute along with other administrative organs.
1997.3 The Transport Training Institute moved to Kashiwa, Chiba.
2001.1 The Transport Training Institute was changed into the Kashiwa Training Center of the College of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.