Akito Arima

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo
Ph.D. (Science), The University of Tokyo

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

 

September 1981 President, The Physical Society of Japan (until August 1982)
April 1995 Chairperson, Central Education Council (until June 1998)
September 2005 Co-Chair, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation (until October 2011)
September 2009

Co-Chair, Establishing Member of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (until October 2011)

November 2011 Vice-Chair, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)
November 2011 Member, Board of Councilors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)

 

December 1978 Nishina Memorial Prize
May 1990 The Franklin Institute Wetherill Medal (USA)
April 1993 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society [APS]
June 1993 The Japan Academy Prize
June 1998 L'ordre national de la légion d'honneur (France)
September 2002 The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
November 2004 A person of Cultural contributor
November 2004 Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun
January 2009 CAS [China Academy of Science] International Science and Technology Cooperation Award
September 2009 Friendship Award(CHINA)etc.
November 2010 Order of Culture “Bunkakunsho” from the Emperor of Japan etc.