Japan Academy Prize (academics)

The Japan Academy Prize (日本学士院賞) is a prize awarded by the Japan Academy in recognition of academic theses, books, and achievements.


An award ceremony has been held every year since 1911. Up to nine of these Prizes are awarded every year. There have been 676 winners and 592 winning works as of 2005. They comprise a certificate, medal, and prize money of one million yen.


The ceremony is held on the premises of the Japan Academy in Ueno park. The Emperor has been visiting it since 1949. The three prizes awarded during the ceremony are:

After the ceremony some laureates give lectures on the topics of their research.

Recipients (of Japan Academy Prize)


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  2. "JAXA | Norio Kaifu - Japan. s World-Class Astronomical Research -". global.jaxa.jp. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  3. Tasuku Honjo: Curriculum vitae Archived 2008-04-20 at the Wayback Machine
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