Japan Prize

Foundation

History

1982 The Japan Prize Preparatory Foundation is established.
1983 The establishment of the Japan Prize is endorsed by the Cabinet.
1985 The 1st Japan Prize Presentation Ceremony is held.
1987 The Foundation starts sending Japanese students to the annual Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar.
1989 The Foundation starts hosting “Easy-to-understand Science and Technology Seminars”.
2006 The Foundation starts awarding Research Grants.
2010 As of October 1, 2010, the Foundation changes its legal status to a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation and renames itself to “The Japan Prize Foundation”.
2020 Launched the Japan Prize Heisei Memorial Research Grant Program (Reorganization of the research grant project)
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