Akito Arima

Akito Arima
Akito Arima
President, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture
Chancellor, Musashi Education Institution, Nezu Education Foundation
Director, Science Museum
August 1958, Ph.D. (Science), University of Tokyo
March 1953, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo

Experience

Jan 1971 Professor, the State University of New York at Stony Brook (until December 1972)
Jun 1975 Professor, Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo (until March 1981)
Apr 1989 President, University of Tokyo (until March 1993)
Oct 1993 President, RIKEN (until May 1998)
Jul 1998 Member, the House of Councilors (until July 2004)
Jul 1998 Minister, Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture (until October 1999)
Jan 1999 Director-General, Science and Technology Agency (until October 1999)
Jun 2000 Chairman, Japan Science Foundation (JSF) (until June, 2012)
Jul 2004 Director, Science Museum (- present)
Apr 2006 Chancellor, Musashi Education Institution, Nezu Education Foundation (- present)
Apr 2009 President, HFSP (until March, 2012)
Apr 2010 President, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture (- present)

Service

Sep 1981 President, the Physical Society of Japan (until August 1982)
Apr 1995 Chairperson, Central Education Council (until June 1998)
Sep 2005 Member, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation (until October 2011)
Sep 2009 Co-Chair, Establishing Member of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (until October 2011)
Nov 2011 Vice-Chair, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)
Nov 2011 Member, Board of Councilors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)

Awards

Dec 1978 Nishina Memorial Prize
May 1990 The Franklin Institute Wetherill Medal (USA)
Apr 1993 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society [APS]
Jun 1993 The Japan Academy Prize
Sep 2002 The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
Nov 2004 A person of Cultural contributor
Nov 2004 Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun
Jan 2009 CAS [China Academy of Science] International Science and Technology Cooperation Award
Nov 2010 Order of Culture “Bunkakunsho” from the Emperor of Japan