2018 Kyoto Prize

(as of June 1, 2018)

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)
  • Hiroshi Kashiwagi(Professor Emeritus, Musashino Art University)
  • Mitsuo Kawato(Director, Brain Information Communication Research Laboratory Group, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International)
  • Shigefumi Mori(Director-General and Distinguished Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto University)
  • Shigetada Nakanishi(Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
  • Ryoji Noyori(Director-General, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency)
  • 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)Mitsuo Kawato(Director, Brain Information Communication Research Laboratory Group, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International)
  • Masatoshi Hagiwara(Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University)
  • Masahiro Hiraoka(President, Japanese Red Cross Wakayama Medical Center)
  • Ryozo Nagai(President, Jichi Medical University)
  • Tomoko M. Nakanishi(Project Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
  • Youichi Saitoh(Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University)
  • Kazuo Shinozaki(Director, Center for Sustainable Resource Science, RIKEN)
  • Toshio Suda(Director, Distinguished Professor, International Research Center for Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University)

Basic Sciences

  • ChairShigefumi Mori(Director-General and Distinguished Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto University)
  • Kazuyuki Aihara(Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo)
  • Toshiyuki Katsura(Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Hosei University)
  • Motoko Kotani(Professor, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University)
  • Nobushige Kurokawa(Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Kazuo Murota(Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Tokyo Metropolitan University)
  • Shinichi Oishi(Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University)
  • Takashi Tsuboi(Professor, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Tokyo)

Arts and Philosophy

  • ChairHiroshi Kashiwagi(Professor Emeritus, Musashino Art University)
  • Shinji Kohmoto(Art Historian)
  • Hiroshi Matsukuma(Professor, Design and Architecture, Kyoto Institute of Technology)
  • Tohru Matsumoto(Director, Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum)
  • Kunio Motoe(Professor, Faculty of Art and Design, Tama Art University)
  • Eriko Osaka(Director, Yokohama Museum of Art)
  • Hiroshi Oshima(Photographer)
  • Akira Tatehata(President, Tama Art University)

Kyoto Prize Selection Committee

Advanced Technology

  • ChairMasatoshi Hagiwara(Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University)
  • Haruhiko Bito(Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)
  • Takashi Fujikado(Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University)
  • Yoshinori Fujiyoshi(Guest Professor, Cellular and Structural Physiology Institute, Nagoya University)
  • Masahito Ikawa(Distinguished Professor, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University)
  • Ichiro Sakuma(Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)
  • Mikiko C. Siomi(Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)
  • Sumio Sugano(Adjunct Lecturer, Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University)

Basic Sciences

  • ChairToshiyuki Katsura(Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Hosei University)
  • Tadahisa Funaki(Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University)
  • Satoru Iwata(Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo)
  • Michio Jimbo(Specially Appointed Professor, College of Science, Rikkyo University)
  • Reiko Miyaoka(President-appointed Extraordinary Professor, Institute for Excellence in Higher Education, Tohoku University)
  • Hisashi Okamoto(Professor, Faculty of Science, Gakushuin University)
  • Takeshi Saito(Professor, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
  • Toshiyuki Tanaka(Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University)

Arts and Philosophy

  • ChairKunio Motoe(Professor, Faculty of Art and Design, Tama Art University)
  • Misato Fudo(Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Himeji City Museum of Art)
  • Taro Igarashi(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University)
  • Michiko Kasahara(Vice Director, Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation)
  • Mika Kuraya(Chief Curator of Programs Development, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)
  • Yoshiaki Nishino(Director of the Intermediatheque, The University Museum, The University of Tokyo)
  • Atsuhiko Shima(Director, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)
  • Masahiro Ushiroshoji(Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Kyushu University)
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