Hiroko Sho

Doctor of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Honorary doctorate in Asian studies, the University of Maryland

  • Professor at the Faculty of Education, the University of the Ryukyus (until August 1991)
  • Visiting Professor at Michigan State University (until October 1988)
  • Vice-Governor of Okinawa Prefecture (until February 1994)
  • Director of the Okinawa Learning Center, the University of the Air (until March 2003)

 

August 1994 Chairman, Okinawa Prefectural Public Safety Commissioner (until July 2003)
March 1995 Member, Okinawa Promotion and Development Council appointed by the Prime Minister of Japan (until March 2003)
December 1996 Board of Governor, NHK (until December 2002)
March 1997 Director, Okinawa Association, Tokyo Japan (- present)
April 1997 Ethical Committee Member, School of Medicine UR (- present)
June 1997 Director, Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau (- present)
April 2004 Director, Okinawa Science and Technology Promotion Center (- present)
October 2004 Councilor, NHK Academy, Tokyo JAPAN (- present)
November 2004 Director, Okinawa International University (- present)
April 2005 Chairman of the Board of Directors, Okinawa Prefecture Cultural Promotion Foundation (- present)
July 2005 Member, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation (until October 2011)
September 2009 Establishing Member of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (until October 2011)
November 2011 Member, 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)

 

October 1978 Award from the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Award in commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of cooperative farming projects)
October 1979 Governor’s Award of Okinawa Prefecture for the achievements in the life improvement project
January 1982 The 4th Okinawan Studies Encouragement Award
July 1994 Women’s Honor Award
May 2006 The Award for the Distinguished Contribution to the Japanese Society of Nutrition and Food Science
November 2006 The Award for the Distinguished Services for the Okinawa Prefecture
November 2006 The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon