Kyoto Prize Symposium

The Kyoto Prize is Japan’s highest private award for lifetime achievement in advanced technology, basic science, and the arts and philosophy. The Prize is given each November in Kyoto, Japan by the Inamori Foundation.  The Inamori Foundation was established by Dr. Inamori, the founder of the Kyocera International.

The US presentation is in San Diego each spring as the Inamori Foundation Board and Dr. Inamori bring Laureates for lectures, celebrations, and presentations. The 2014 Symposium will begin on PLNU’s campus on March 17 where the Laureates will participate in opening press events. The Laureate presentations for the symposium will be hosted by other local universities on March 18 and 19. Additionally, the symposium includes several dinners, funds competitive scholarships for high school students, and provides introduction of the Laureates to the local scientific and educational communities.

Laureate Presentations

Attendance is free, but registration is required.  To register for the laureate presentations, or to hear more about the laureates’ notable achievements, click HERE.

In the spirit of the Kyoto Prize to honor the men and women who have made significant contributions to the betterment of society, PLNU, in support of the San Diego-based Kyoto Prize Symposium, offers Fall and Spring Fellowships, open to journalists in North America, to provide educational opportunities in the various Prize categories.