The award ceremony for the 28th Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize and the 26nd Pacific Basin Academic Grant was held with 350 people present at Grand and Middle Rooms of Nihon Kougyou Club, Marunouchi, Tokyo, at noon on 12th June 2012, after the general meeting of the board of directors.

The commemorative shot of President Hiroshi Ohira and the recipients
A Speech by Kazuko mouri



[The Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize]
The main prize consists of a commemorative shield and an award of \1,000,000.
The special prize consists of a commemorative shield and an award of \500,000.
Criteria
(1)The award is targeted to works by individual authors, collaborations or compilations, which contribute to the development of “the Pacific Basin Community Concept” and also regional studies of the Pacific Basin region.
(2) In selecting the awarded works, priority will be given in the following order: first the books by individual authors; second collaborative books; and the third compilations.
(3) The publication date of the awarded book, as a rule, must be within two years preceding the award date.
(4) Works which have already received another award will not, as a rule, be eligible for the prize.
(5) The Special Prize will be awarded to works that contribute to broadening the public knowledge on the Pacific Basin Community Concept, such as bibliographic or encyclopedic books, enlightening books etc..
(6) Up to five or six works will be selected, two or three preferably by non-Japanese authors.
(7) Authors must, as a rule, be under the age of fifty.
Recommendation and Application for the prize
Recommendation for the prize is restricted, in principle, to those organizations or individuals that the foundation asks of, but recommendation by other parties is possible. Free application by an author or publisher is also possible, in which case a copy of the book must be sent to the foundation. The term for collecting recommendation is from the beginning of September to the end of November. The Selection Committee decide on the awarded works around March and inform the recipients of the news. Those who fail shall not be informed of the results nor shall their application documents be returned.

 



[The Pacific Basin Academic Grant]
A Grant for group research is within \5,000,000.
A Grant for individual research is within \ 2,000,000.
Criteria
(1) The grant will be awarded to group and individual researches on politics, economics, culture, science or technology, which serve to further the Pacific Basin Community concept; researches on the Pacific Regions are also eligible.
(2) Researches must be completed within two years at longest and when completed, their outcome must be reported to the foundation in some way.
(3) The number of researches to be awarded the grant is preferably one or two for group researches and three or four for individual researches, half of which are by foreign researchers.
(4) Researchers must, as a rule, be under the age of fifty.
Application
In applying for the grant, recommendation by someone concerning the foundation is necessary in principle, but application without it is also possible. The term for application is from the beginning of August to the end of October. The Selection Committee decide on the awarded works around March and inform the recipients of the news. Those who fail shall not be informed of the results nor shall their application documents be returned. Those wishing to apply for the grant may inquire of the foundation. The application form for the academic grant will be sent in reply.

 



The Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prizes and the Recipients' Profiles
<Main Prize: Commemorative Shield
and Supplementary Prize:¥1,000,000 (\500,000 for a special prize)>

"Incomplete Peace: Sino-American Rapprochement and the Transformation of the Korean Question, 1969-1975"
(Hosei University Press. 2010)

Dong-Jun Lee
(HK Research Professor, Asiatic Research Institute(ARI), Korea University)

Profile
Dong-jun LEE was born in Andong, Korea in 1969. He earned his LL.D. in transnational law and policy from Tohoku University in 2008. He was a postdoctoral fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and a research fellow of Japan Foundation. Currently he is HK (Humanities Korea) research professor at the Asiatic Research Institute (ARI) of Korea University in Seoul. His research interests include Northeast Asian international relations and Cold War history, with a particular focus on the "Korean problems." Previously, he was a staff reporter of the Hankook-Ilbo for 11 years. He was the winner of the 8th Asia-Pacific Research Award (Iue Prize) in 2009 and received financial support for publishing his Ph.D. dissertation by the American Studies Foundation in 2010.

 

"Economic Analysis of Poverty in Transitional Russia: A Microeconometric Approach"
(Tokyo University Press. 2011)

Yuka Takeda
(Economic Analysis of Poverty in Transitional Russia: A Microeconometric Approach)

Profile
Yuka Takeda was born in Tokyo. She obtained her B.A. (1996), M.A. (1999), and Ph.D. (2007) in economics from the University of Tokyo. She has been a Research Associate (2004-2007) and a Research Fellow (2007-2008) at the Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo, and an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University (2008-2010). Since 2010, she has been serving as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University. In 2001-2003, she held a position as a Research Fellow at the Centre of Labour Market Studies, National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Russia. In 2011, she also served as a Consultant for the Kazakhstan project of ILO. Her main research interests are empirical studies on poverty, inequality, and labor market in Russia.

 

"Cultures of Commemoration-the Politics of War,Memory,and History in the Mariana Islands"
(University 0f Hawaii Press. 2011)

Keith L. Camacho
(Assistant Professor in the Asian American St University of California, Los Angeles)

Profile
Keith L. Camacho is a Chamorro scholar from the Mariana Islands. His
research examines issues of colonization, decolonization, and
militarization in Asia and the Pacific, with an emphasis on indigenous
narratives of survival and sovereignty. Keith is presently an assistant
professor of Pacific Islander Studies in the Asian American Studies
Department at the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as a
Faculty-in-Residence at the UCLA Office of Residential Life. He is the
author of Cultures of Commemoration: The Politics of War, Memory,
History in the Mariana Islands (University of Hawaii Press, 2011) and,
with Setsu Shigematsu, co-editor of Militarized Currents: Toward a
Decolonized Future in Asia and the Pacific (University of Minnesota
Press, 2010). Along with Professor Lois M. Takahashi, he was a
co-recipient of the Chiyoko Doris and Toshio Hoshide Distinguished
Teaching Prize in 2009.



"China during the Great Depression: Market, State, and the World Economy"
(Nagoya University Press. 2011)

Tomoko Shiroyama
(Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University )

Profile
Education: The University of Tokyo, A.B., 1988. The University of Tokyo, A.M., 1990. Harvard University, Ph. D., History, 1999.
Teaching Posts: Hokkaido University, Faculty of Letters, Associate Professor, 1996-2002. Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, Japan), Graduate School of Economics, Associate Professor, 2002-May 2008. Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, Japan), Graduate School of Economics,Professor, June 2008 to the present.
Academic interests: Modern and contemporary economic history of China, with special interests in monetary/financial history, and business history. Asian economic history since the late 18th century.


"Living with the Risk: Responses of the Lower-classes in Bangkok"
(Kyoto University Press. 2011)

Tamaki Endo
(Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Saitama University )

Profile
ENDO Tamaki is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Economics, Saitama University (Asian Economy, Thai Studies). She received her B.A. in Law and Politics from Faculty of Law (1999), and her M.A. in Economics from Faculty of Economics (2001), and PhD in Economics (2007) from Kyoto University. She was Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC1) since 2001, Visiting Research Fellow at Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University from June 2003 to 2005, Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (PD) from April 2004 to March 2007, and Research Fellow at Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University until March 2008, and a Lecturer at Faculty of Economics, Saitama University from April 2008 to September 2011.


Special Prize



"China Image for Japanese in Postwar period: from defeat till the Cultural Revolution and re-establishment of diplomatic relations."
(Shinyosha, 2010)

Kimihiko Baba
(Senior Managing Editor of Editorial Division in Iwanami Shoten, Publishers)

Profile
Hokkaido University: B.A., 1981, Hokkaido University: M.A., 1983, Waseda University: Ph.D., 2009, Part-time Lecturer in Chiba University,2011 Editor, in Toho Shoten, 1984, Editor, in Shiso,1989-1991 and in Sekai, 1995-2002, Senior Managing Editor of Editorial Division, 2010-, in Iwanami Shoten, Publishers Ph.D. in International Studies, Waseda University ,2009 Postwar History around 'the Harp of Burma', Hosei University Press , 2004, China Image for Japanese in Postwar period: from defeat till the Cultural Revolution and re-establishment of diplomatic relations. Shinyo sha, 2010.
 



The Themes of the Awarded Researches and the Recipients' Profiles
<Individual Research-amount of the grant :¥1,000,000>

Lessons from Interconnected Transmission lines Projects in the world and applications to Energy TPP(Trans Pacific Partnership)

Hiroaki Nagayama
(Professor, The International Center, Kyoto University)

Profile
1988 Bachelor Degree, Keio University Major: Econometrics
From 1988 to 1990
Research Associate, Industrial Economics Department, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
1992 Completed Master Degree, MBA (1992), Yale University
Completed Ph.D., Kyoto University (2007)
From August 2004 to August 2005
Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge (UK), Department of Applied Economics
From 1992 to 2007
Senior Consultant, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
From 2008 to PRESENT
Professor, the International Center, Kyoto University

The Award Ceremony and Recipients' Profiles in the Past

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