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Administration and Selection

Fukuoka City and the Fukuoka City International Foundation are the organizing bodies, and the Fukuoka Prize Committee serves as the administrative body for the Fukuoka Prize.

Organization Chart

Fukuoka Prize Committee

The Prize Committee serves as an administrative body for the prize. It is responsible for giving final approval to the laureates selected by the Prize Jury.

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Post Name Title
Special Adviser MIYATA Ryouhei
  • Commissioner for Culture Affairs
Special Adviser SHIMOKAWA Makita
  • Director-General for Culture Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Special Adviser OGAWA Hiroshi
  • Governor, Fukuoka Prefecture
Honorary Chair TAKASHIMA Soichiro
  • Mayor, Fukuoka City
Chair ISOYAMA Seiji
  • Chairman, Fukuoka City International Foundation
Vice Chair KUBO Chiharu
  • President, Kyushu University
Vice Chair OBATA Hisaya
  • Chairperson, Fukuoka City Council
Vice Chair SADAKARI Atsuhito
  • Deputy Mayor, Fukuoka City
Auditour TANIGAWA Hiromichi
  • President, Social Welfare Council, Fukuoka City
Auditour MIZUMACHI Hiroyuki
  • Chief Executive, Accounting Management, Fukuoka City
Member ARAMAKI Tomoyuki
  • Executive Vice President, Kyushu Electric Power CO. INC.
Member ISHIDA Masaaki
  • Vice Chairperson, Fukuoka City Council
Member IWAMATSU Jo
  • Exective Director & General Manager of Fukuoka, Seibu Head Office, The Mainichi Newspapers, Co., Ltd.
Member EGUCHI Masaru
  • Vice Governor, Fukuoka Prefecture
Member KARAIKE Koji
  • Chairman, Kyushu Railway Company
Member KAWASAKI Takao
  • President, The Nishinippon Shimbun Co., Ltd.
Member KUBOTA Isao
  • Chairman, The Nishi-Nippon City Bank, Ltd.
Member SASAKI Ryo
  • Director, Kyushu District Transport Bureau
Member SATO Yasunori
  • Vice President, NPO Fukuoka Recreation Association
Member SHIBATO Takashige
  • President, The Bank of Fukuoka Ltd.
Member SAKAMOTO Masaru
  • Director, Fukuoka Broadcasting Station, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)
Member TAKAHASHI Naoto
  • Director-General, Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
Member TAKESHIMA Kazuyuki
  • Chairman and Representative Director, Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd.
Member TADA Akishige
  • Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Fukuoka Culture Federation
Member TANAKA Yuji
  • Chairman and Representative Director, Saibu Gas Co., Ltd.
Member TAMURA Yayoi
  • President, The Japanese Red Cross Kyushu International College of Nursing
Member TOMINAGA Kazuhisa
  • Chairperson, The First Committee, Fukuoka City Council
Member NAKAI Ippei
  • President, West Japan Head Office, The Yomiuri Shimbun
Member HASHIMOTO Hitoshi
  • Board Director & Representative of Seibu Head Office, The Asahi Shimbun Company
Member HIRAOKA Kei
  • Executive Managing Officer, Head of Seibu Main Office (Fukuoka), Nikkei Inc.
Member FUJINAGA Kenichi
  • Chairman and Representative Director, Kyudenko Corporation
Member HOSHIKO Akio
  • Superintendent of Education, Fukuoka City Board of Education
Member YAMAGUCHI Masatoshi
  • President, Fukuoka University
Member YAMAMOTO Iwao
  • President, Kyushu Sangyo University
Member Karen June SCHAFFNER
  • President, Seinan Gakuin University

As of May, 2017

Fukuoka Prize Jury

The Prize Jury examines the shortlist and selects the laureates after nominees for each of the three prizes are shortlisted by their respective Selection Committees.
*To ensure impartiality, no member of any Jury may nominate any prize candidate.

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Post Name Title
Chair KUBO Chiharu
  • President, Kyushu University
  • Vice Chair, Fukuoka Prize Committee
Vice Chair SADAKARI Atsuhito
  • Deputy Mayor, Fukuoka City
  • Vice Chair, Fukuoka Prize Committee
Member ISHIZAKA Kenji
  • Professor, Japan Institute of the Moving Image
  • Programming Director, Tokyo International Film Festival
  • Chair, Arts and Culture Prize Selection Committee, Fukuoka Prize
Member USHIROSHOJI Masahiro
  • Professor, Graduate School of Humanities, Kyushu
  • University
  • Vice Chair, Arts and Culture Prize Selection Committee, Fukuoka Prize
Member SHIMIZU Hiromu
  • Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
  • Chair, Academic Prize Selection Committee, Fukuoka Prize
Member TAKENAKA Chiharu
  • Professor, College of Law and Politics, Rikkyo University
  • Vice Chair, Academic Prize Selection Committee, Fukuoka Prize
Member TSUKA Hiroko
  • Executive Vice President, The Japan Foundation
Member TSUCHIYA Naonori
  • Chairman and Representative Director, SEIKO ELECTRIC Co., Ltd.

As of May 2017

Selection Committees

Nominees for each of the three prizes are shortlisted by their respective Selection Committees.
*To ensure impartiality, no member of any Committee may nominate any prize candidate.

Academic Prize Selection Committee

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Post Name Title
Chair SHIMIZU Hiromu
  • Honorary professor, Kyoto University
  • Member, Fukuoka Prize Jury
Vice Chair TAKENAKA Chiharu
  • Professor, College of Law and Politics, Rikkyo University
  • Member, Fukuoka Prize Jury
Member AMAKO Satoshi
  • Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Member KIMIYA Tadashi
  • Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
Member KONO Toshiyuki
  • Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kyushu University
Member SHIMIZU Kazushi
  • Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kyushu University
Member NITTA Eiji
  • Professor Emeritus, Kagoshima University
Member WAKIMURA Kohei
  • Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Osaka City University

As of May 2017

Arts and Culture Prize Selection Committee

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Post Name Title
Chair ISHIZAKA Kenji
  • Professor, Japan Institute of the Moving Image
  • Programming Director, Tokyo International Film Festival
  • Member, Fukuoka Prize Jury
Vice Chair USHIROSHOJI Masahiro
  • Professor, Graduate School of Humanities, Kyushu University
Member UCHINO Tadashi
  • Professor, Gakushuin Women's College, Department of Japanese Studies
Member UDO Seiji
  • Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Member KONISHI Masatoshi
  • Professor Emeritus, Rikkyo University
Member TERAUCHI Naoko
  • Professor, Graduate School of
  • Intercultural Studies, Kobe University
Member NISHIMURA Yukio
  • Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Member MATSUGUMA Hiroyuki
  • Associate professor,
  • Deparment of Content and Creative Design
  • Faculty of Design, Kyushu University

As of May 2017

Nominators

In order to extensively recruit candidates for the prize, the Prize Committee has over 7,000 nominators in education and research institutions, arts and culture organizations, and news media, both in Japan and abroad.

See Nominations for more details on nominators.