The Japan Academy


Recipients of the Japan Academy Medal elected

Six scholars were elected as recipients of the 14th Japan Academy Medal at the 1115th General Meeting held on January 12th, 2018. They are:

Name Yumiko KAMADA Kamada
Position Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University
Research Subject Carpets That Bind the World: Indian Carpets and Their Journey toward the Kyoto Gion Festival from a Perspective of Global History
Name Masaaki KOMATSU Komatsu
Position Professor, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University
Research Subject Elucidation of the Role of Aberrant Selective Autophagy in Pathogenic Mechanisms of Digestive Diseases
Name Toshiro SATO Sato
Position Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Keio University
Research Subject Development of Organoid Culture System for Elucidation of Human Diseases
Name Shinsuke SANDO Sando
Position Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Research Subject Development of Hyperpolarized NMR Molecular Probes for Sensing and Imaging Biological Systems
Name So NAKAYA Nakaya
Position Assistant Professor, Academic Assembly Institute of Education, Shinshu University
Research Subject Research on State Formation in Late Medieval Italy
Name Akimasa HIRATA Hirata
Position Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology
Research Subject Integrated Simulation Techniques for Multiphyiscs and Physiological Response and Their Application