2017 Kyoto Prize

(as of June 1, 2017)

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)
  • Tasuku Honjo(Distinguished Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto University)
  • 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)
  • 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)Hiroyuki Sakaki(President, Toyota Technological Institute)
  • Miwako Doi(Auditor, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)
  • Kazuo Hagimoto(President and CEO, NTT Electronics Corporation)
  • Sunao Ishihara(Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo)
  • Ken-ichi Kitayama(Project Professor, The Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries)
  • Akira Toriumi(Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)
  • Tetsuo Tsutsui(Professor Emeritus, Kyushu University)
  • Naoki Yokoyama(Fellow, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.)

Basic Sciences

  • ChairYoh Iwasa(Professor, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University)
  • Takahiro Asami(Professor, Department of Biology, Shinshu University)
  • Mariko Hasegawa(President, SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies))
  • Makoto Kato(Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University)
  • Kaoru Kitajima(Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University)
  • Masahiro Nakaoka(Professor, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University)
  • Yoko Satta(Professor, Department of Evolutionary Studies of Biosystems, SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies))
  • Keisuke Ueda(Professor Emeritus, Rikkyo University)

Arts and Philosophy

  • ChairSeiji Choki(Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
  • Toshio Asaoka(Board of Directors, Administrative Advisory Board, Pacific Music Festival Organizing Committee)
  • Masakazu Kitanaka(Music Critic)
  • Jo Kondo(Professor, Showa University of Music)
  • Jun-ichi Konuma(Professor, Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University)
  • Misato Mochizuki(Professor, Faculty of Letters, Meiji Gakuin University)
  • Toru Nakamura(Professor Emeritus, University of the Ryukyus)
  • Yosihiko Tokumaru(Professor, Faculty of Music, Seitoku University)

Kyoto Prize Selection Committee

Advanced Technology

  • ChairNaoki Yokoyama(Fellow, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.)
  • Tsutomu Hara(Managing Director, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.)
  • Mutsuko Hatano(Professor, School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Toshiro Hiramoto(Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo)
  • Susumu Noda(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University)
  • Hideo Ohno(Director and Professor, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University)
  • Kenji Taniguchi(Professor Emeritus, Osaka University)
  • Daisuke Ueda(Professor, Green Innovation Center, Kyoto Institute of Technology)

Basic Sciences

  • ChairMariko Hasegawa(President, SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies))
  • Mitsuyasu Hasebe(Professor, National Institute for Basic Biology, National Institutes of Natural Science)
  • Hiroyuki Matsuda(Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University)
  • Shunsuke Mawatari(Professor Emeritus, Hokkaido University)
  • Tohru Nakashizuka(Specially Appointed Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, National Institutes for the Humanities)
  • Masakazu Shimada(Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
  • Noriko Takamura(Research Fellow, Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies, National Institute for Environmental Studies)
  • Tetsukazu Yahara(Professor, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University)

Arts and Philosophy

  • ChairJo Kondo(Professor, Showa University of Music)
  • Hermann Gottschewski(Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
  • Shuhei Hosokawa(Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, National Institutes for the Humanities)
  • Nobuhiro Ito(Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University)
  • Toshie Kakinuma(Professor, Faculty of Music, Kyoto City University of Arts)
  • Yoshitaka M?ri(Professor, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts)
  • Miho Morioka(Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Chuo University)
  • Kazue Yokoi(Music Journalist)
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