The Japan Society Awards

Nominations for Japan Society Awards

The Japan Society Awards are presented each year to mark significant contributions in the field of UK Japan relations which have not otherwise been recognized. All members are encouraged to nominate those who they feel are deserving of such an Award, at any time during the year. Please do not tell the  nominee that you have put his or her name forward for an Award.

Nominations should be made by post to Heidi Potter at the Japan Society offices, or by email to heidi.potter@japansociety.org.uk

Please provide the following information:
*    The name and address of the person you are nominating
*    Your name, address and telephone number or email address
*    The name of another person who will support this nomination
*    A statement describing why you are nominating this person

Criteria for the Japan Society Awards

*         Awards are given to mark a significant contribution in the field of UK-Japan relations.

*         Nominees should not have received significant prior recognition (previous award, honour or prize), though exceptions may be made on the advice of the Awards Committee.

*         The activity for which the Award is being made must have been conducted in the UK or related directly to a UK organization.

*         Sustained activity over an extended period of time is important, although this should not be the over-riding criterion; an outstanding short-term contribution may be considered.

*         Awards are not normally given for an individual’s professional activity. However, in exceptional circumstances, the activity may be part of salaried employment if significant work, time and effort over and above the normal call of duty is demonstrated.

*         Awards are not given to serving Japan Society trustees.

*         Awards cannot be posthumous.

The Awards Committee, which makes recommendations to the board of trustees of the Japan Society, comprises both Japanese and non Japanese nationals who between them have a good overview of relevant activity.

Awards are usually granted each year to two recipients; one British, one Japanese. Nominees do not need to be members of the Society. Presentations are made at the Society’s Annual Dinner.

Recent past recipients include:

2014 Award Winners
Wendy Arnold
Takumasa Ono

2013 Award Winners
Kimie Markarian
Rona Nish

2012 Award Winners
Lydia Morey
Keisaku ‘Sandy’ Sano

2010/11 Award Winners
Dr Ayako Hotta-Lister
Dr David Hughes

2009 Award Winners
Professor David Cope
Reverend Professor Kemmyo Taira Sato

2008 Award Winners
Mrs Momoko Williams
Professor Lesley Millar

2007 Award Winners
Dr Eric Albone
Ms Miyako Yoshida

For a full list of past recipients please click here to download.

Nominations
If you would like to nominate someone for an award, please contact us with the person’s name and details of their contribution to UK-Japanese relations. All nominations will be considered on merit.

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