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10 years ago, in 2007, Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) launched the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI Program) and has selected/organized the first five WPI research centers from among a lot of proposals. I have organized/conducted one of the WPI research centers, i.e. the International Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), in the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS). Fortunately, the activity and performance of MANA in the past 10 years are very highly evaluated worldwide. I would like to review my experience in designing, constructing, and operating the new research center MANA.