2021 Laureates


In this series of “Unearthing the Words of Kyoto Prize Laureates,” we will interview the past laureates of the Kyoto Prize and take a closer look at the words that they delivered at their Commemorative Lectures to get to the heart of their unique ideas, thought process, and attitudes as inquirers.

About Kyoto Prize

Kyoto Prize since 1984

“A human being has no higher calling than to strive for the greater good of humanity and the world.”

Kazuo Inamori (Founder of Inamori Foundation)

Founded in 1984 by Kazuo Inamori, the Kyoto Prize is an international award of Japanese origin that honors individuals who have made significant contributions in the fields of science and technology, as well as arts and philosophy.

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