Asahi Prize

Asahi Prize
Awarded for Achievement in science or arts that has made a great contribution to culture or society
Country Japan
Presented by Asahi shimbun and Asahi Shimbun Foundation
First awarded 1929
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The Asahi Prize (朝日賞 Asahi Shō), established in 1929, is an award presented by the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun and Asahi Shimbun Foundation to honor individuals and groups that have made outstanding accomplishments in the fields of arts and academics and have greatly contributed to the development and progress of Japanese culture and society at large.[1]

The Asahi Prize was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Asahi Shimbun. It is recognized today as one of the most authoritative private awards.[2]

Prize winners

Past prize winners include the following.[1]




  1. 1 2 "The Asahi Prize". Retrieved 2014-02-02.
  2. "Award". Retrieved 2014-02-02.
  3. Japan Society
  4. 水木先生受賞『2008年度朝日賞』 (in Japanese). Tourism Section, Trading and Tourism Div., Industry Environment Dept., Sakaiminato City. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
  5. Artist Yokoo, four others win 2011 Asahi Award
  6. 1 2 3 2013年度朝日賞に仲代達矢ら、宝塚歌劇団も受賞 (PDF) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-02-03.
  7. "ISAS ニュース 2011年2月号" (PDF) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-02-02.

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