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Introduction to our research institute


I am Masafumi Nakanishi, Director of the Bird's Nest Research Institute.

For the past nine and a half years, I have dedicated my passion and curiosity to the study of edible swiftlet nests. My journey began at a small company in rural Japan, and over the years, I have accumulated extensive knowledge and expertise in this field. Today, I am proud to say that I am one of the leading experts on edible bird's nests in Japan.

The turning point in my career came with a serendipitous encounter with Mr. Thomas, a prominent figure in a Chinese business conglomerate on Kalimantan Island, Indonesia. Through this extraordinary meeting, I gained deep insights into the cohesion and network of the overseas Chinese community in Southeast Asia and the source of their strength. This experience has been profoundly influential in shaping my professional journey.

Exploring Kalimantan Island and becoming the first Japanese individual to visit the secretive and meticulously managed swiftlet nesting sites was one of the most exhilarating adventures of my life. I navigated through three layers of steel doors, twelve keys, and a four-meter pit trap to witness the intricate techniques of the skilled workers who harvest these precious nests. This experience deepened my appreciation for the value and rarity of bird's nests.


The research process was fraught with challenges. I successfully navigated the stringent standards set by the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare's Quarantine Station and overcame the complexities of component analysis. Despite these hurdles, my persistent efforts bore fruit, culminating in the successful direct importation of bird's nests from their origin.

As the Director of the Bird's Nest Research Institute, I am committed to continuing the research and development of high-quality bird's nests. Our institute strives to provide accurate information about the remarkable potential and benefits of bird's nests, ensuring that their true value is effectively communicated to the public.

At the Bird's Nest Research Institute, we believe in the transformative potential of these natural wonders. We work tirelessly to uncover new insights and innovations that can enhance the health and well-being of our consumers. Our mission is to bridge the gap between traditional knowledge and modern science, bringing the benefits of bird's nests to a global audience.

Thank you for your attention and support. We look forward to sharing more about the fascinating world of bird's nests and their extraordinary potential.












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