Dr. Akito Arima, BOG Co-Chair, receives the Order of Culture
BOG Co-Chair Dr. Akito Arima receives the Order of Culture
On November 3, 2010, Dr. Akito Arima, Former President of the University of Tokyo, Former Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) and Co-chair of the OIST Board of Governors, was awarded the Order of Culture, Japan’s most prestigious cultural award. Dr. Arima was handed the award by the Emperor at a ceremony that took place at the
Dr. Arima received the award for his great contribution to nuclear physics and to the promotion of the nation’s science. He has led various organizations including MEXT, the then the Science and Technology Agency, and RIKEN.
Dr. Arima has been a member of the OIST Board of Governors (BOG) since September 2002 and the BOG co-chair since December 2006, giving advice to the implementation of business conducted by OIST and playing a key role in the development of OIST. Since September 2009, Dr. Arima has also served as an Establishing Member of the OIST School Corporation, contributing to the study on the governance as well as education and research policies of the future
Dr. Akito Arima
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