2019 Kyoto Prize

(as of June 1, 2019)

Kyoto Prize Executive Committee

  • ChairHiroyuki Sakaki(President, Toyota Technological Institute)
  • Seiji Choki(Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
  • Tasuku Honjo(Deputy Director and Distinguished Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto University)
  • Yoh Iwasa(Professor, School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University)
  • Tisato Kajiyama(Chairman, Board of Trustees, and President, Fukuoka Women’s University)
  • Takafumi Matsui(Executive Director of the Board of Trustees, Chiba Institute of Technology)
  • Shigefumi Mori(Director-General and Distinguished Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto University)
  • Masanori Murakami(Special Aide to the President, Ritsumeikan University)
  • Shigetada Nakanishi(Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
  • Yoshio Ozasa(Theater Critic)
  • Kiyokazu Washida(Professor Emeritus, Osaka University)

Kyoto Prize Committee

Advanced Technology

  • ChairMasanori Murakami(Special Aide to the President, Ritsumeikan University)
  • Kazunari Akiyoshi(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University)
  • Yasuhiko Arakawa(Specially Appointed Professor, Institute for Nano Quantum Information Electronics, The University of Tokyo)
  • Kazuhito Hashimoto(President, National Institute for Materials Science)
  • Kazue Kurihara(Professor, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University)
  • Sadamichi Maekawa(Senior Advisor, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science, RIKEN)
  • Kunio Takayanagi(Honorary Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Kohei Tamao(President, Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute)

Basic Sciences

  • ChairTakafumi Matsui(Executive Director of the Board of Trustees, Chiba Institute of Technology)
  • Masanori Iye(Specially Designated Professor, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, National Institutes of Natural Sciences)
  • Nobuyuki Kawai(Professor, School of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Hitoshi Kawakatsu(Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)
  • Hiroko Nagahara(Deputy Director, Research Center for Science Systems, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
  • Teruyuki Nakajima(Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo)
  • Kazunari Shibata(Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
  • Yasushi Suto(Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)

Arts and Philosophy

  • ChairYoshio Ozasa(Theater Critic)
  • Shohei Chujo(Professor, Faculty of Letters, Gakushuin University)
  • Shoichiro Kawai(Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
  • Kyoichiro Murayama(Film Critic)
  • Yuki Nagano(Dance Critic)
  • Kan Nozaki(Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, The Open University of Japan)
  • Shigeto Nuki(Professor, Senshu University)
  • Kazufumi Takada(Trustee, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture)

Kyoto Prize Selection Committee

Advanced Technology

  • ChairKunio Takayanagi(Honorary Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Mutsuko Hatano(Professor, School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Kazunori Kataoka(Vice Chairperson and Director General of iCONM (Innovation Center of NanoMedicine), Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion)
  • Nobuo Kimizuka(Distinguished Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University)
  • Toshihiko Koseki(Professor, Kyoto University of Advanced Science)
  • Naoto Nagaosa(Deputy Director, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science, RIKEN)
  • Eiichi Nakamura(Presidential Endowed Professor, Molecular Technology Innovation, The University of Tokyo)
  • Susumu Noda(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University)

Basic Sciences

  • ChairHiroko Nagahara(Deputy Director, Research Center for Science Systems, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
  • Shigeru Ida(Professor, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Katsuji Koyama(Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
  • Sadanori Okamura(Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo)
  • Takashi Sakurai(Professor Emeritus, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, National Institutes of Natural Sciences)
  • Mitsuhiro Toriumi(Visiting Principal Scientist, Research Institute for Marine Geodynamics, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)
  • Masayuki Umemura(Professor, The Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba)
  • Toshio Yamagata(Project Principal Scientist, Application Laboratory, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

Arts and Philosophy

  • ChairShohei Chujo(Professor, Faculty of Letters, Gakushuin University)
  • Akira Amagasaki(Dance Critic)
  • Patrick De Vos(Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
  • Hitomi Hagio(Critic)
  • Kenji Ishizaka(Dean, Film Department, Japan Institute of the Moving Image)
  • Yasushi Nagata(Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University)
  • Hiroshi Seto(Emeritus Professor, Setsunan University)
  • Tadashi Uchino(Professor, Faculty of Intercultural Studies, Gakushuin Women’s College)
PAGETOP