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Japan Prize

Deadline: April

Additional information

The Japan Prize is a prestigious international award presented to individuals whose original and outstanding achievements are not only scientifically impressive, but have also served to promote peace and prosperity. Each laureate receives a certificate and a prize medal. A cash prize of 50 million yen is also presented for each prize category.

The Prize is awarded by the Japan Prize Foundation. Since its inception in 1985, the Foundation has awarded 91 laureates as of April 2016 from 13 countries. 

In principle, the award is intended for a single person but small groups are also eligible. Each year the Foundation designates two fields for award presentations.