The NIHU Prize in Japanese Studies recognizes the achievements of outstanding Japanese studies by scholars from overseas. The prize was established in 2011 with the support of YKK Corporation in order to encourage and promote Japanese studies overseas.
It is presented to researchers for outstanding achievement in scholarship on literature, language, history, folklore/ethnology, culture, the environment or other fields relating to Japan.
- The Fifth NIHU Prize
Alexander Vovin (Professor, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)
- The Fourth NIHU Prize
Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit (Professor, Freie Universitat Berlin)
- The Third NIHU Prize
Lin Wen Yueh (Emeritus Professor, National Taiwan University)
- The Second NIHU Prize
Augustin Berque (Professor, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)
- The First NIHU Prize
Ronald Toby (Professor, University of Illinois)
Left to right: Professor Vovin, Professor Hijiya-Kirschnereit, Professor Yueh, Professor Berque and Professor Toby.