Akito Arima

Akito Arima

Former Minister of Education, Former President of University of Tokyo


1953 Mar. Graduation from University of Tokyo
1958 Aug. Dr. of Science from Univ. of Tokyo

Academic Career:
1956 Apr. Research Associate, Institute for Nuclear Studies(INS), Univ. of Tokyo
1959 Sept. Research Associate, Argonne National Laboratory
1964 Aug. Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Tokyo
1967 Sept.-1968 Jul. Visiting Professor, Rutgers Univ., New Jersey and Princeton Univ.
1971 Jan.-1973 Jan. Professor, State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook
1975 Jun. Professor, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Tokyo
1981 Sept. – 1982 Aug. Director, The Physical Society of Japan
1989 Apr.-1993 Mar. President, Univ. of Tokyo
1993 Oct.-1998 May President, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research
1998 Jul.-2004 Jul. House of Councilors member
1998 Jul.-1999 Oct. Minister of Education, Science, Sports and Culture
1999 Jan.-1999Oct. Minister of State for Science and Technology
2000 June- 2012 Mar. Chairman, Japan Science Foundation
2006.Apr.- Chancellor, Musashi Academy of the Nezu Foundation
2010 Apr.- Chairperson, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture

Awards and Honor
1978 Dec. Nishina Memorial Prize
1993 Apr. Bonner Prize, American Physical Society
1993 Jun. The Japan Academy Prize
1998 Jun. au grade d’officier dans l’ordre national de la Legion d’Honneur, France
2002 Sept. Knight Commander of the British Empire, U.K.
2010 Nov. Order of Culture