2021 Kyoto Prize

(as of June 1, 2021)

Kyoto Prize Executive Committee

Chair Hiroyuki Sakaki (Fellow, Toyota School Foundation)
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 Emeritus, Kyushu University)
Tisato Kajiyama (Chief University Adviser, Fukuoka Women’s University)
Shigefumi Mori (Director-General and Distinguished Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto University)
Masanori Murakami (Assistant Trustee, Professor, Ritsumeikan University)
Shuh Narumiya (Professor and Director, Medical Innovation Center, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University)
Hideyuki Tokuda (President, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)
Kiyokazu Washida (Professor Emeritus, Osaka University)

Kyoto Prize Committee

Advanced Technology

Chair Hideyuki Tokuda (President, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)
Kazuyuki Aihara (University Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Miwako Doi (Auditor, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)
Hiroshi Imai (Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo)
Genshiro Kitagawa (Project Professor, Mathematics and Informatics Center, The University of Tokyo)
Kazushi Kuse (Senior Executive Officer, Digital Value Creation, Asahi Kasei Corporation)
Michihiko Minoh (Executive Director, RIKEN)

Basic Sciences

Chair Shuh Narumiya (Professor and Director, Medical Innovation Center, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University)
Shizuo Akira (Specially Appointed Professor, Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University)
Ikuko Hara-Nishimura (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
Ryoichiro Kageyama (Director, RIKEN Center for Brain Science, RIKEN)
Shigeru Kondo (Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University)
Eisuke Nishida (Director, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, RIKEN)
Tetsuo Noda (Director, Cancer Institute, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research)
Masayuki Yamamoto (Executive Director, Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University)

Arts and Philosophy

Chair Kiyokazu Washida (Professor Emeritus, Osaka University)
Yoshinori Hiroi (Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University)
Tadashi Kobayashi (Professor Emeritus, Osaka University)
Keiichi Noé (Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University)
Keiko Sakai (Professor, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Chiba University)
Motoaki Shinohara (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
Yoshio Tsuruoka (Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo)
Shinichi Yamamuro (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)

Kyoto Prize Selection Committee

Advanced Technology

Chair Hiroshi Imai (Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo)
Hironori Kasahara (Senior Executive Vice President for Research and IT Promotion, Waseda University)
Mitsuru Matsui (Executive Fellow, Corporate Research & Development Group, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation)
Shin-ichi Minato (Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University)
Kumiyo Nakakoji (Professor, Department of Media Architecture, Future University Hakodate)
Shinji Shimojo (Director, Cybermedia Center, Osaka University)
Takeshi Tokuyama (Professor, School of Engineering, Kwansei Gakuin University)
Naonori Ueda (Deputy Director, RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, RIKEN)

Basic Sciences

Chair Masayuki Yamamoto (Executive Director, Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University)
Haruhiko Bito (Professor and Chair, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)
Tetsuro Mimura (Professor Emeritus, Kobe University)
Osamu Nureki (Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)
Tatsuhiro Shibata (Professor, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo)
Mikiko C. Siomi (Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)
Tadashi Uemura (Professor, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University)
Akihiko Yoshimura (Professor, School of Medicine, Keio University)

Arts and Philosophy

Chair Tadashi Kobayashi (Professor Emeritus, Osaka University)
Takuo Dome (Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)
Kunitake Ito (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
Tadashi Karube (Professor, School of Legal and Political Studies, The University of Tokyo)
Masako Keta (Professor Emerita, Kyoto University)
Takahiro Nakajima (Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo)
Sonoe Omoda (Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University)
Mikio Wakabayashi (Senior Dean, Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences, Waseda University)