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

91st - 99 th

91st June 11, 2001
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Fumio HAYASHI Understanding Saving: Evidence from the United States and Japan
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Makoto ASASHIMA Basic Biological Studies on the Morphogenesis in Early Embryos
Japan Academy Prize Michio KOBAYASHI The Natural Philosophy of Descartes
Japan Academy Prize Tatsuya SAKAMOTO David Hume's Civilized Society: Industry, Knowledge and Liberty
Japan Academy Prize Atsuhiro NISHIDA Studies on the Earth's Magnetospheric Structure and Plasma Convection
Japan Academy Prize Toyoki KUNITAKE Discovery of Synthetic Bilayer Membrane and Development of Molecular Organization Chemistry
Japan Academy Prize Takayoshi HIGUCHI Biochemistry of Wood Components: Biosynthesis and Microbial Degradation of Lignin
Japan Academy Prize Nobuo AOKI Regulation of Thrombolysis: α2 Plasmin Inhibitor and its Physiological Significance
Japan Academy Prize Tatsuo SUDA Studies on Vitamin D and Bone

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92nd June 10, 2002
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Takahiro FUJIMOTO The Evolution of a Manufacturing System at Toyota
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Sumio IIJIMA Development of High-Resolution Electron Microscope and Discovery of the Carbon Nanotubes
Japan Academy Prize Katsuaki NUMOTO A Historical Study on the Japanese Pronunciation of Chinese Characters
Japan Academy Prize Shoichi SATO Monastery and Peasants: The Loire Region in the Formative Period of the Middle Ages Viewed through the Accounting Documents
Japan Academy Prize Akiho MIYASHIRO Theoretical Study of Metamorphic Rocks and Its Contribution to Tectonics
Japan Academy Prize Akihisa INOUE Stabilization of Supercooled Liquid and Development of Bulk Metallic Glasses
Japan Academy Prize Kokichi HINATA Studies on the Self/Nonself Recognition System in Self-Incompatibility of Brassica (Joint Research)
Akira ISOGAI
Japan Academy Prize Takao SEKIYA Utilization of Structural Characteristics of Nucleic Acids to Understand Genetic Information
Japan Academy Prize Kunihiko SUZUKI Investigation of the Pathogenetic Mechanism of Neurogenetic Disorders, Particularly of the Sphingolipidoses
Duke of Edinburgh Prize Yasushi KURIHARA Studies on Methods of Analysing Ecosystems and Their Application to Conservation of Environments

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93rd June 9, 2003
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and Japan Academy Prize Mitsuhiro YANAGIDA Regulation of Cell Cycle and Chromosome Segregation
Japan Academy Prize Noboru KARASHIMA History and Society in South India: The Cholas to Vijayanagar
Japan Academy Prize Mari NOMURA The Jews in Vienna
Japan Academy Prize Kenji FUKAYA Research in Differential Geometry
Japan Academy Prize Koichi ITOH Study of Molecular Magnet (Joint Research)
Hiizu IWAMURA
Minoru KINOSHITA
Japan Academy Prize Yasutoshi SENOO Researches on Fluid Dynamics of Centrifugal Turbomachines
Japan Academy Prize Yoshimi OKADA Molecular Biology of Plant Virus RNA Genomes and its Application to Agriculture
Japan Academy Prize Hiroshi OKAMOTO Studies on Experimental Diabetes and Its Prevention
Japan Academy Prize Makoto ENDO Studies on the Mechanisms of Mobilization of Calcium Ion in Muscle Cells

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94th June 14, 2004
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Chikahi SUMA Studies for the Restoration on the Map of the Territory under Direct Control of Kamo-Wakeikazuchi Shrine in Medieval Japan
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Takeshi YASUMOTO Chemistry, Etiology, and Food Chain Dynamics of Marine Toxins
Japan Academy Prize Eiji MANO Bābur and His Times
Japan Academy Prize Takafusa NAKAMURA A History of Shōwa Japan, 1926-1989
Japan Academy Prize Hiroo KANAMORI Physical Elucidation of Earthquake Phenomena near Source Region
Japan Academy Prize Jiro TSUJI Studies on the Development of New Synthetic Reactions Using Palladium Catalysts (Joint Research)
Akira SUZUKI
Japan Academy Prize Akira FIJISHIMA Studies on Semiconductor Photocatalytic Reactions
Japan Academy Prize Shoichiro TSUKITA Molecular Basis for Intercellular Barriers in the Epithelium
Japan Academy Prize Akio NOMOTO Studies on Replication and Pathogenesis of Poliovirus
Duke of Edinburgh Prize Masao KAWAI Field Research on Primates in Japan and Africa, with Emphasis on Environmental Adaptation and Societal Formation

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95th June 13, 2005
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Kazuya KATO Research on Arithmetic Geometry
Japan Academy Prize Tetsuya SHIOKAWA Recherches sur Pascal
Japan Academy Prize Shuichiro KIMURA A History of the German Idea of Welfare State
Japan Academy Prize Yukihiko KIYOKAWA Formation of Modern Industrial Labor Force in Asia-Economic Development, Culture and Job Consciousness
Japan Academy Prize Takashi NAKAMURA Theoretical Investigation of the Formation of Black Holes and the Emission of Gravitational Waves
Japan Academy Prize Hiroyuki SAKAKI Studies on Quantum Control of Electrons by Semiconductor Nanostructures and Ferromagnetism (Joint Research)
Hideo OHNO
Japan Academy Prize Hiroshi KIDA Studies on Control of Influenza —Mechanism of Emergence of Pandemic Influenza Virus Strains in Poultry, Domestic Animals and Humans, and Molecular Basis of the Neutralization of Viral Infectivity with Antibodies
Japan Academy Prize Yukihiko KITAMURA Development and Malignant Transformation of Mast Cells and Interstitial Cells of Cajal through KIT Receptors
Japan Academy Prize Masakatsu SHIBASAKI Studies on the Development of Asymmetric Catalysts and its Application to Medicinal Chemistry

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96th July 3, 2006
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Shuh NARUMIYA Studies on the Prostaglandin Receptors
Japan Academy Prize Shinsaku IWAHARA Electronic Payment and Law
Japan Academy Prize Kotaro SUZUMURA Welfare Economics beyond Welfarist-consequentialism
Japan Academy Prize Noboru MATAGA Studies on Molecular Interactions and Chemical Reaction Dynamics of Photo-excited Molecules
Japan Academy Prize Yoshinori OHSUMI Molecular Mechanism and Physiological Function of Autophagy
Japan Academy Prize Atsuto SUZUKI Studies of Antineutrino Science
Japan Academy Prize Ken SAKAMURA Research on the Computer Architecture with High Real-time Performance
Japan Academy Prize Koki HORIKOSHI Studies of Alkaliphilic Microorganisms: Their Diversity, Physiology, and Applications
Japan Academy Prize Toshio WAGAI Studies on the Foundation and Development of Diagnostic Ultrasound
Duke of Edinburgh Prize Satohiko SASAKI Development of Rehabilitation Technology for Deteriorated Tropical Forests —Technologies Developed Based on the Studies of Physiological and Ecological Characteristics of Tropical Forest Species

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97th June 11, 2007
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Senzô HIDEMURA Agriculture and Society at the Last Stage of Satsuma Feudal Fief —A Study of Moriya Family, a Rural Warrior in Kōyama-Gō—
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Shizuo AKIRA Pathogen Recognition by Innate Immunity and its Signaling
Japan Academy Prize Masaaki SUGIYAMA The Mongol Empire and Dai-ön Ulus
Japan Academy Prize Asahiko TAIRA Accretion Tectonics and Evolution of the Japan Islands
Japan Academy Prize Shinji KAWAJI Experimental Studies of Two-Dimensional Electron Systems
Japan Academy Prize Hisashi YAMAMOTO Exploitation of Chemical and Physical Properties of Main-group Element Compounds based on Flexibility for High Coordination (Joint Research)
Kohei TAMAO
Japan Academy Prize Yukio HORI Studies on Tribology (Joint Research)
Koji KATO
Japan Academy Prize Toshisuke MARUYAMA Water Demand-Supply Analysis in Large Spatial Areas Based on Evapotranspiration and Runoff
Japan Academy Prize Yasushi MIYASHITA The Discovery of Associative Memory Neurons in the Cerebral Cortex and Studies of the Cognitive Memory System
98th June 9, 2008
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Keiji MOROKUMA Theoretical Studies of Design of Structure, Function and Reactivity of Molecules
Japan Academy Prize Takaya HOSAKA The Persecution of Jews and Christians in the Early Roman Principate
Japan Academy Prize Fumio OHTAKE Inequality in Japan
Japan Academy Prize Yoshinori FUJIYOSHI Structure Determination of Membrane Proteins based on the Development of an Innovative Cryo-Electron Microscope
Japan Academy Prize Naomasa NAKAI Study of Active Galactic Nuclei and Super-Massive Black Holes based on VLBI Observations of Water-Vapor Maser Emission
Japan Academy Prize Akira HASEGAWA Discovery of Optical Soliton Properties in Fibers and of Self-organization of Plasma Turbulence
Japan Academy Prize Kanji OHYAMA Gene Content, Organization and Molecular Evolution of Plant Organellar Genomes and Sex Chromosomes —Insights from the Case of the Liverwort Marchantia polymorpha—
Japan Academy Prize Kenji KANGAWA Discovery of Novel Bioactive Peptides with Special Reference to Ghrelin
Japan Academy Prize Yoshiyuki NAGAI Elucidation of the Molecular Basis of Paramyxovirus Pathogenicity and Generation of a Novel Class of Expression Vector
Duke of Edinburgh Prize Eitaro WADA Elucidation of Ecosystem Structure and its Response to Environmental Change with Special Reference to the Stable Isotope Fingerprint

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99th June 1, 2009
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Tetsumi MURAKAMI Studies on Ci in Song Period
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Tohru EGUCHI Study of Elementary Particle Theory based on Methods of Mathematical Physics
Japan Academy Prize Sadafumi KAWATO Electoral Systems and Party Systems and Japanese Diet and Party Politics: Creation, Transformation, and Political Outcomes of Legislative Institutions
Japan Academy Prize Takaho ANDO Formation of Liberalism in France — with a Special Reference to the Condorcets
Japan Academy Prize Kuniaki TATSUTA Total Synthesis of Bioactive Natural Products using Carbohydrates
Japan Academy Prize Genki YAGAWA Studies on Computational Science of Large Scale with High Accuracy
Tadashi WATANABE
Japan Academy Prize Kazuyoshi TAKEDA Establishment of the Cereal Bioresource Genetics and Contribution to Its Application
Japan Academy Prize Takao SHIMIZU Studies on Lipid Mediators and Phospholipid Metabolism
Japan Academy Prize Katsuhiko MIKOSHIBA Regulatory Mechanism of Calcium Concentration inside the Cell
100th June 21, 2010
Prize NameTitle
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Akira OMOTE Historical Studies of the Noh Theatre
Imperial Prize and
Japan Academy Prize
Shinya YAMANAKA The Generation of Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cells
Japan Academy Prize Kaoru UMEHARA The Judicial System Under the Song Dynasty: 960–1279
Japan Academy Prize Osamu SAITO Economic Development in Comparative and Historical Perspective
Japan Academy Prize Tsuneyoshi KUROIWA Discovery of Fundamental Mechanisms for Division and Inheritance of Mitochondria and Chloroplasts
Japan Academy Prize Katsuhiko SATO Accelerating Expansion Model in the Early Universe
Japan Academy Prize Shinji MURAI Skeletal Formation and Modification of Organic Compounds via Transition Metal-Based Molecular Catalysts
Shun-Ichi MURAHASHI
Japan Academy Prize Hiroshi OHRUI Invention and Application of Molecules with Novel Biological Functions
Takeshi KITAHARA
Japan Academy Prize Keiji TANAKA Studies on Structure and Functions of Proteasomes (Protein-degrading Enzyme Complexes)
Duke of Edinburgh Prize Moritaka NISHIHIRA Research on Structuring and Conservation of Coral Reef Communities in Japan, Especially in Okinawa

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