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The Imperial Prize,Japan Academy Prize,Duke of Edinburgh Prize Recipients

81st - 90th

81st June 10, 1991
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Yoshinori KOBAYASHI Linguistico-Philological Investigations in the Kakuhitsu Documents
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Akira TONOMURA The Development of Electron Holography and the Verification of the Aharonov-Bohm Effect
Japan Academy Prize Yuichi SHIONOYA The Structure of Value: Utility vs. Rights
Japan Academy Prize Satio HAYAKAWA Researches on Radiation in the Universe
Japan Academy Prize Yoshihiko SAITO Determination of Absolute Configurations and Electron-density Distribution of Transition Metal Complexes
Japan Academy Prize Masatane KOKUBU Influences of Compositing of Admixtures on Workability, Durability, and Strength of Concrete
Japan Academy Prize Yasuyuki YAMADA Functional Expression of and Secondary Metabolite Regulation in Cultured Plant Cells
Japan Academy Prize Tomisaku KAWASAKI Identification, Epidemiology and Treatment of Kawasaki Disease
Japan Academy Prize Michio UI Studies on the Role of GTP-binding Proteins in Cellular Signaling

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82nd June 8, 1992
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Chushichi TSUZUKI A Study of Socialist Thoughts and Movements in the Latter-half of the 19th Century in Britain
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Tadamitsu KISHIMOTO Studies on Interleukin 6
Japan Academy Prize Koichi BAI Studies on Medical Jurisprudence
Japan Academy Prize Eizi HIROTA Precise Molecular Structure and Dynamical Behaviors of Free Radical Molecules
Japan Academy Prize Syozo OSAWA Discovery of Atypical Genetic Coding Systems and Elucidation of Their Underlying Evolutionary Mechanisms
Japan Academy Prize Hideji SUZUKI Dislocation Theory of Plastic Deformation and Mechanical Properties of Solid Helium
Japan Academy Prize Kenichi HONDA Study on the Photoelectrode Reactions
Japan Academy Prize Akinori SUZUKI Chemistry and Molecular Biology of Brain-neuropeptides in Bombyx mori (Joint Research)
Hironori ISHIZAKI
Japan Academy Prize Akira KOBATA Studies on the Structures and Functions of the Sugar Chains of Glycoproteins
Duke of Edinburgh Prize Nobukiyo TAKAHASHI Research and Activities Related to Natural Forest Management and Natural Environment Preservation

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83rd June 7, 1993
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Issei TANAKA A Study of the Ritual Theatres in China
Imperial Prize and Japan Academy Prize Yasuo TANAKA The Relativistic Properties of Celestial X-ray Sources
Japan Academy Prize Takashi NEGISHI History of Economic Theory
Japan Academy Prize Akito ARIMA Theoretical Studies on Dynamical Models and Electromagnetic Interactions of Atomic Nuclei
Japan Academy Prize Michio JIMBO Studies on Solvable Lattice Models and Quantum Groups
Japan Academy Prize Takanori OKOSHI Research on Coherent Optical Fiber Communications
Japan Academy Prize Toshiro KINOSHITA Genetical Studies on the Interaction between Cytoplasmic and Nuclear Genomes, and the Application of These Studies to Actual Crop Breeding
Japan Academy Prize Hajime YAMAMOTO Use of Lasers for Caries Prevention and Other Applications in Dentistry
Japan Academy Prize Keiya TADA Studies on Hyperglycinemia (Joint Research)
Goro KIKUCHI

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84th June 6, 1994
Prize Name Title
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Makoto KUMADA Studies on Organosilicon Chemistry (Joint Research)
Hideki SAKURAI
Japan Academy Prize Yasunari MARUYAMA A Modern History of Traffic and Travel in Japan
Japan Academy Prize Shinjo KAWASAKI A Study of the Omniscient Being (sarvajña) in Buddhism
Japan Academy Prize Nobuo MORIMOTO Discovery of a New Type of Mechanism for Solid-Solution Formation in Minerals
Japan Academy Prize Yoshiro SHIMURA Studies on RNA Processing
Japan Academy Prize Toru IMURA In Situ Observation of Plastic Deformation of Metals Using HVEM (Joint Research)
Hiroshi FUJITA
Japan Academy Prize Mutsumi KADOYA Development of Extreme Value Hydrology and its Application to Planning of Hydraulic Structures
Japan Academy Prize Tomoh MASAKI Endothelin, its Identification and Biological Activity
Japan Academy Prize Terumi NAKAJIMA Chemical and Physiological Studies of Wasp and Spider Venoms, in particular the Neurobiology of Joro Spider Toxin (JSTX) (Joint Research)
Nobufumi KAWAI
Duke of Edinburgh Prize Kunio IWATSUKI Systematic Study of Plant Biodiversity and Conservation Biology on Threatened Species

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85th June 12, 1995
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Toru MINEYA Ancient Chinese and Sino-Vietnamese
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Yoshio FUKAO Seismological Study on Mantle Dynamics
Japan Academy Prize Akira HAYAMI Population, Economy and Society in Early Modern Japan: A Study of the Nobi Region
Japan Academy Prize Hiroshi SUGA Phase Transitions and Relaxation Processes in Condensed Phases
Japan Academy Prize Daiichiro SUGIMOTO Theory of Stellar Evolution and Supernovae (Joint Research)
Ken'ichi NOMOTO
Japan Academy Prize Ryoji NOYORI Study on Asymmetric Synthesis
Japan Academy Prize Tomoya OGAWA Synthetic Studies on Cell Surface Glycoconjugates and Related Glycans
Japan Academy Prize Shun-ichi YAMADA Novel Synthetic Methods of Optically Active Compounds Based on the Transcription of the Chirality of L-Amino Acids (Joint Research)
Kenji KOGA
Japan Academy Prize Shun-ichi AMARI Study of Fundamental Theories for Neural Information Processing

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86th June 10, 1996
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Tasuku HONJO Studies on Regulation of Immunoglobulin Class Switching
Japan Academy Prize Yutaka HIRATA The Era of Buddhist Painters
Japan Academy Prize Junjiro KANAMORI Theory of Ferromagnetic Transition Metal Alloys
Japan Academy Prize Shinzo WATANABE Study of Stochastic Analysis
Japan Academy Prize Masatoshi TAKEICHI Discovery of Cadherins Indispensable for Cell-cell Adhesion in Animals, and Elucidation of their Function
Japan Academy Prize Mamoru HOSAKA Collaborative Research on Integration of Design and Manufacturing (Joint Research)
Toshio SATA
Japan Academy Prize Tadashi INAGAMI Biochemical and Molecular Biological Studies of Renin-angiotensin System (Joint Research)
Kazuo MURAKAMI
Japan Academy Prize Morio IKEHARA Synthesis and Functional Studies on Nucleic Acids-Synthetic c-Ha-ras Gene and Related Subjects (Joint Research)
Eiko OHTSUKA
Duke of Edinburgh Prize Hiroya KAWANABE Ecological Studies on the Maintenance and Conservation of Biological Diversity in Freshwater Fishes

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87th July 7, 1997
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Shigetada NAKANISHI Studies on Molecular Mechanisms of Neurotransmission
Japan Academy Prize Mitsuhiko TAKUMI The World Great Crisis —The Process and Causes of the Crisis of 1929
Japan Academy Prize Taroh MATSUNO Elucidation of Atmospheric Dynamics in the Stratosphere and Mesosphere
Japan Academy Prize Hideo YAMATERA Invention of Yamatera's Rule of Spectroscopy of Metal Complexes and Studies on their Coordination Structures
Japan Academy Prize Mutsuo SEKIGUCHI Studies on Mechanisms of DNA Repair and Maintenance of Genetic Information
Japan Academy Prize Kiyoshi HORIKAWA Study on Nearshore Dynamics and Coastal Sediment Transport Mechanisms
Japan Academy Prize Nobuaki KUMAGAI Basic Research on the Development of New Theories of Electromagnetic Waves and their Applications to Guided Wave Transmission
Japan Academy Prize Koichiro TSUNEWAKI Comparative Gene and Plasmon Analyses in Wheat and its Related Genus Aegilops
Japan Academy Prize Shiro MIWA Studies on Hereditary Hemolytic Anemia due to Red Cell Enzymopathies

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88th June 22, 1998
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Toshio YANAGIDA Direct Manipulation and Observation of Molecular Machines of Biological Movements
Japan Academy Prize Seizo SEKINE Transcendency and Symbols in the Old Testament: Genealogy of Hermeneutical Experiences
Japan Academy Prize Takane SUGIHARA The System of the International Court of Justice
Japan Academy Prize Norio KAIFU Research on Interstellar Matter
Japan Academy Prize Yasutaka IHARA Studies in Arithmetic
Japan Academy Prize Norio ISE Study of Microscopics Structures in Homogeneous Dispersions
Japan Academy Prize Hideaki YAMADA Basic Studies for Development and Application of Microbial Functions (Joint Research)
Teruhiko BEPPU
Japan Academy Prize Shoshichi NOJIMA Structure and Metabolism of Membrane Phospholipids —with Special Emphasis on Escherichia coli Phospholipases
Japan Academy Prize Kazuo SASAKI Studies on Integrative Functions of the Central Nervous System
Duke of Edinburgh Prize Tatuo KIRA Contributions to the Development of Quantitative Plant Ecology and the Conservation of Natural Environments

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89th June 14, 1999
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Susumu FUMA A Study of Benevolent Societies and Benevolent Halls in China
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Yoshito KISHI Chemical Studies on Marine Natural Products
Japan Academy Prize Johei SASAKI A Study of Maruyama Ōkyo (Joint Research)
Masako SASAKI
Japan Academy Prize Hiroshi TAKEMOTO The Creation of the System of Political Economy: a Study of James Steuart
Japan Academy Prize Shun-ichiro KARATO Rheology of Mantle Minerals and Its Relevance to the Evolution of the Oceanic Lithosphere
Japan Academy Prize Shigeyuki SŌMIYA Studies on Hydrothermal Reactions and Their Applications for the Synthesis of Inorganic Materials
Japan Academy Prize Akira IRITANI Studies on Sperm Capacitation and In Vitro Fertilization in Farm Animals
Japan Academy Prize Nobutaka HIROKAWA Molecular and Cell Biological Studies on the Cytoskeleton
Japan Academy Prize Yoshito KAZIRO Reaction Mechanism and Physiological Function of GTP-binding Proteins

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90th June 12, 2000
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Tsugitaka SATO State and Rural Society in Medieval Islam: Sultans, Muqṭa‘s and Fallāḥūn
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Shigekazu NAGATA Studies on Molecular Mechanism of Apoptosis
Japan Academy Prize Kenzi TAMARU Dynamic Studies of Catalytic Reaction Mechanism
Japan Academy Prize Yoji OSAKI Studies of Cataclysmic Variable Stars
Japan Academy Prize Morikazu TODA Studies of Nonlinear Lattice Dynamics
Japan Academy Prize Kenji ISHIHARA Liquefaction and Flow Failure during Earthquakes
Japan Academy Prize Jun-ichi CHIKAWA Growth and Perfectness of Silicon Crystals
Japan Academy Prize Koji WADA Analytical Studies on Clay Minerals of Volcanic Ash Soils in Relation to Agricultural Productivity
Japan Academy Prize Tadatsugu TANIGUCHI Studies on Interferons and Other Cytokines
Duke of Edinburgh Prize Hiroshi HASEGAWA Studies on the Ecology and Behavior of the Short-tailed Albatross and a Contribution to Saving the Species from an Endangered Status

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