Hiroko Sho

Hiroko Sho
Former Vice-Governor of Okinawa Prefecture
May 1997, Honorary Doctorate in Asian Studies, University of Maryland
March 1982, Doctor of Agriculture, Kyushu University
June 1956, Master of Nutrition, Michigan State University
December 1954, Bachelor of Nutrition, Michigan State University
 

Work Experience

April, 1972 Professor at the Faculty of Education, the University of the Ryukyus (until August, 1991)
October, 1984 Visiting Professor at Michigan State University (until October, 1988)
August, 1991 Vice-Governor of Okinawa Prefecture (until February, 1994)
April, 1994 Director of the Okinawa Learning Center, the University of the Air (until March, 2003)

Social Activities, Services

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, University of the Ryukyus (until June, 2011)
June, 1997 Director, Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (until June, 2011)
April, 2004 Director, Okinawa Science and Technology Promotion Center (until March, 2012)
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 (until June, 2013)
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 School Corporation (until October, 2011)
June, 2011 Member, University of the Ryukyus Management Council (-present)
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)
January, 2012 Member, Executive Board and Board of Councilors, Okinawa AMICUS International (-present)
April, 2012 Board of Councilor, Okinawa Science and Technology Promotion Center (-present)

Awards

October, 1978 Award from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Award in commemoration of the 30 th Anniversary of cooperative farming projects)
October, 1979 Governor’s Award of Okinawa Prefecture for the achievements in the life improvement project
January, 1982 The 4 th 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