2016 Kyoto Prize

(as of June 1, 2016)

Kyoto Prize Executive Committee

  • ChairShigetada Nakanishi(Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
  • Shun-ichi Amari(Senior Advisor, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN)
  • Seiji Choki(Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
  • Yoh Iwasa(Professor, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University)
  • Tisato Kajiyama(Chairman, Board of Trustees, and President, Fukuoka Women’s University)
  • Shigefumi Mori(Director-General and Distinguished Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto University)
  • Shuh Narumiya(Professor and Director, Medical Innovation Center
    Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University)
  • Ryoji Noyori(Director-General, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency)
  • Hiroyuki Sakaki(President, Toyota Technological Institute)
  • Humitaka Sato(Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
  • Kiyokazu Washida(Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and President, Kyoto City University of Arts)

Kyoto Prize Committee

Advanced Technology

  • (Chair)Shun-ichi Amari(Senior Advisor, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN)
  • Kiyoshi Agusa(President, Advanced Scientific Technology & Management Research Institute of Kyoto)
  • Setsuo Arikawa(Emeritus Professor, Kyushu University)
  • Sadaoki Furui(President, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago)
  • Masaru Kitsuregawa(Director General, National Institute of Informatics, Research Organization of Information and Systems)
  • Hideko S. Kunii(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Management, Shibaura Institute of Technology)
  • Yoshiaki Nemoto(Executive Visiting Researcher, Resilient ICT Research Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technologyy)
  • Hiroto Yasuura(Executive Vice President, Kyushu University)

Basic Sciences

  • ChairShuh Narumiya(Professor and Director, Medical Innovation Center, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University)
  • Shizuo Akira(Professor, Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University)
  • So Iwata(Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University)
  • Kozo Kaibuchi(Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University)
  • Masayoshi Mishina(Professor, The Research Organization of Science and Technology, Ritsumeikan University)
  • Kiyotaka Okada(Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Ryukoku University)
  • Hiroki R. Ueda(Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)
  • Masayuki Yamamoto(Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University)

Arts and Philosophy

  • ChairKiyokazu Washida(Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and President, Kyoto City University of Arts)
  • Takenori Inoki(Professor Emeritus, Osaka University)
  • Junji Koizumi(Professor Emeritus, Osaka University)
  • Keiichi Noé(President-appointed Extraordinary Professor, Institute for Excellence in Higher Education, Tohoku University)
  • Hiroko Sakamoto(Emeritus Professor, Hitotsubashi University)
  • Susumu Shimazono(Director, Institute of Grief Care, Sophia University)
  • Shinichi Yamamuro(Professor, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University)
  • Shunya Yoshimi(Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo)

Kyoto Prize Selection Committee

Advanced Technology

  • ChairMasaru Kitsuregawa(Director General, National Institute of Informatics, Research Organization of Information and Systems)
  • Takeshi Fukuda(Director, IBM Research-Tokyo, IBM Japan, Ltd.)
  • Hiroshi Imai(Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo)
  • Mitsuru Matsui(Executive Fellow, Corporate Research & Development Group, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation)
  • Michihiko Minoh(Professor, Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University)
  • Hiroaki Takada(Professor, Institute of Innovation for Future Society, Nagoya University)
  • Toshiyuki Tanaka(Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University)
  • Hideyuki Tokuda(Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University)

Basic Sciences

  • ChairKiyotaka Okada(Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Ryukoku University)
  • Masatoshi Hagiwara(Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University)
  • Masanobu Kano(Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)
  • Yuji Kohara(Project Professor, National Institute of Genetics, Research Organization of Information and Systems)
  • Shigeru Kondo(Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University)
  • Osamu Nureki(Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)
  • Asako Sugimoto(Professor, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University)
  • Makoto Mark Taketo(Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Kyoto University)

Arts and Philosophy

  • ChairKeiichi Noé(President-appointed Extraordinary Professor, Institute for Excellence in Higher Education, Tohoku University)
  • Takuo Dome(Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)
  • Kunitake Ito(Professor, Faculty of Letters, Ryukoku University)
  • Tadashi Karube(Professor, School of Legal and Political Studies, The University of Tokyo)
  • Tadashi Kobayashi(Executive Vice President, Osaka University)
  • Seizo Sekine(Specially Appointed Professor, American-European Culture Studies, Seigakuin University Graduate School)
  • Motoaki Shinohara(Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
  • Mikio Wakabayashi(Professor, Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences, Waseda University)
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