About Fukuoka Prize

  1. About Fukuoka Prize
  2. Outline of the Fukuoka Prize
  3. Prize Certificates and Medals
  4. Administration and Selection

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.

Administration and Selection

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.

Post Name Title
Special Adviser SONE Kenko Director-General for Culture Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Special Adviser TOKURA Shunichi Commissioner for Culture Affairs, Government of Japan
Special Adviser HATTORI Seitaro Governor, Fukuoka Prefecture
Honorary Chair TAKASHIMA Soichiro Mayor, Fukuoka City
Chair TANIGAWA Hiromichi Chair, Fukuoka City International Foundation
Vice Chair ISHIBASHI Tatsuro President, Kyushu University
Vice Chair ITO Yoshito Chairperson, Fukuoka City Council
Vice Chair NAKAMURA Eiichi Deputy Mayor, Fukuoka City
Auditor OGAWA Akiko Chief Executive, Accounting Management, Fukuoka City
Auditor MANSHO Miho Executive Director, Fukuoka City Council of Social Welfare
Member ASAMI Akihiko Executive Officer & Representative of Seibu Head Office, The Asahi Shimbun Company
Member ISHIBASHI Masanobu Superintendent of Education, Fukuoka City Board of Education
Member EGUCHI Masaru Vice Governor, Fukuoka Prefecture
Member OTAKI Toshiyuki Executive Officer & Representative of Seibu Head Office, The Asahi Shimbun Company
Member KARAIKE Koji Director and Senior Executive
Advisor, Kyushu Railway Company
Member KAWAHARABATA Toru Director, Kyushu District Transport Bureau
Member KITAJIMA Misayoshi President, Kyushu Sangyo University
Member KUBOTA Isao Chairman (Representative Director), Nishi-Nippon Financial Holdings Inc.
Member KURATOMI Sumio President & Chief Executive Officer, Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd.
Member GOTO Yuzo Director-General, Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
Member KOMATSU Hiroko President, The Japanese Red Cross Kyushu International College of Nursing
Member SAKU Keijiro President, Fukuoka University
Member SAKEMI Toshio Board of Directors, Chairman, Saibu Gas Co., Ltd.
Member SATO Yasunori Vice President, NPO Fukuoka Recreation Association
Member SHIBATA Kenya President and Chief Executive Officer, The Nishinippon Newspaper Co., Ltd.
Member SHIBATO Takashige Chairman & President of The Bank of Fukuoka, Ltd.
Member SOBATA Kenji Director, Fukuoka Broadcasting Station, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)
Member TOYOMA Makoto Representative Director & Executive Vice President, Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.
Member NAKAI Ippei Adviser, West Japan head Office, The Yomiuri Shimbun
Member NISHIMURA Matsuji Chairman and Representative Director, Kyudenko Corporation
Member FURUKAWA Kiyofumi Chair, General Affairs and Finance Committee, Fukuoka City Council
Member YASUNAGA Kouichi Deputy Director, Fukuoka Culture Federation
Member YAMAGUCHI Tsuyoshi Vice Chairperson, Fukuoka City Council
Member YAMAMOTO Shuji General Managing Director at Seibu Head Office, The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd.
Member G.W.BARKLEY President, Seinan Gakuin University

As of 2022.5.26 in syllabary order

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.

Post Name Title
Chair ISHIBASHI Tatsuro President, Kyushu University
Vice Chair, Fukuoka Prize Committee
Vice Chair NAKAMURA Eiichi Deputy Mayor, Fukuoka City
Vice Chair, Fukuoka Prize Committee
Member ISHIZAKA Kenji Professor, Japan Institute of the Moving Image
Senior Programmer, Tokyo International Film Festival
Chair, Arts and Culture Prize Selection Committee, Fukuoka Prize
Member USHIROSHOJI Masahiro Director , Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art
Professor Emeritus, Kyushu University
Vice Chair, Arts and Culture Prize Selection Committee, Fukuoka Prize
Member SHIMIZU Hiromu Honorary professor, Kyoto University
Specially Apointed Professor, Faculty of Policy Studies, Kansai University
Chair, Academic Prize Selection Committee, Fukuoka Prize
Member TAKENAKA Chiharu Former Professor, College of Law and Politics, Department of 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 2022.4.30 in syllabary order

Selection Committees

Nominees for each of the three prizes are shortlisted by their respective Selection Committees based on the information received from nomination application.

Academic Prize Selection Committee

Post Name Title
Chair SHIMIZU Hiromu Honorary professor, Kyoto University
Specially Apointed Professor, Faculty of Policy Studies, Kansai University
Member, Fukuoka Prize Jury
Vice Chair TAKENAKA Chiharu Former Professor, College of Law and Politics, Department of Politics, Rikkyo University
Member, Fukuoka Prize Jury
Member KIMIYA Tadashi Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo

Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
Member KONO Toshiyuki Director and Vice President, Kyushu University
Member SHIMIZU Kazushi Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kyushu University
Member TAKAHARA Akio Professor, the Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo
Member NITTA Eiji Professor Emeritus, Kagoshima University
Member WAKIMURA Kohei Professor, Faculty of Economics, Osaka University of Economics and Law

As of 2022.4.30 in syllabary order

Arts and Culture Prize Selection Committee[test]

Post Name Title
Chair ISHIZAKA Kenji Professor, Japan Institute of the Moving Image
Senior Programmer, Tokyo International Film Festival
Member, Fukuoka Prize Jury
Vice Chair USHIROSHOJI Masahiro Director , Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art
Professor Emeritus, Kyushu University
Member, Fukuoka Prize Jury
Member UCHINO Tadashi Professor, Department of Japanese Studies, Gakushuin Women's College
Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University
Member UDO Seiji Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Member OGAWA Tadashi Professor, Faculty of Letters Atomi University
Member TERAUCHI Naoko Professor, Graduate School of
Intercultural Studies, Kobe University
Member NISHIMURA Yukio Dean, Department of Tourism and Community Development. Kokugakuin University
Member MATSUGUMA Hiroyuki Associate professor, Deparment of Content and Creative Design,Faculty of Design, Kyushu University

As of 2022.4.30 in syllabary order

Nominators

The Fukuoka Prize selects the candidates based on the information received in the nomination application from the nominators in education and research institutions, arts and culture organizations, and news media, both in Japan and abroad in order to extensively recruit candidates for the prize.

See Nominations for more details on nominators.

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