In January 2019, the NIHU International Prize in Japanese Studies was newly established, with the support of the Kuraray Foundation, with the aim to promote the development of Japanese studies and deepen the understanding of Japanese culture internationally. The prize will be awarded to researchers based overseas who have shown outstanding achievement in Japan-related scholarship in literature, language, history, ethnology, folklore studies, the environment and other fields related to the human culture studies and have made great contributions to the international development of Japanese studies.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the NIHU International Prize in Japanese Studies 2023 have been decided.
１ The prize winner
Dr. SHIBATANI Masayoshi
Deedee McMurtry Chair Professor of Humanities and Professor of
Linguistics Emeritus at Rice University
Professor Emeritus of Kobe University
２ The awards ceremony and commemorative lecture
- January 19, 2024
- 3:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. JST (award ceremony)
- 3:40 p.m.- 4:40 p.m. JST (commemorative lecture)
- UENO SEIYOKEN (To be confirmed)
- Participation at the venue will be limited to those involved, and will be delivered via Zoom webinar.
- Details will be posted on the NIHU website in the future.
３ About the NIHU International Prize in Japanese Studies
For details of the prize, please see the following page.
NIHU International Prize in Japanese Studies