The award ceremony for the 35th Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize and the 33nd Pacific Basin Academic Grant was held with 300 people present at Hotel Grand Hill Ichigaya , Tokyo, at noon on 12th June 2017, after the general meeting of the board of directors.

The commemorative shot of President Tomonori Ohira and the recipients

A Speech by Tomonori Ohira
A Speech by Saburo Kawabuchi

A Speech by Akira Suehiro

[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.
(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.
(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.
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)>

"Federalism and the Separation of Powers: Waiver Authority and the Growth of Presidential Power in the United States"
(Tokyo University Press, 2018)

Hana Umekawa
(Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Komazawa University)

1984: Born in Fukui, Japan
2008: B. A. in Liberal Arts, University of Tokyo, Japan
2010: M. A. in Political Science, University of Tokyo
2016: Ph. D in Political Science, University of Tokyo
2013-2014: Fox International Fellow, MacMillan Center for International & Area Studies, Yale University
2014-2015: Exchange Scholar, Department of Political Science, Yale University
2015-2016: Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(PD)
2016-present: Lecturer (Full-time, Tenured), Faculty of Law, Komazawa University

"Diplomacy Meets Migration: US Relations with Cuba during the Cold War"
(Cambridge University Press, 2018)

Hideaki Kami
(Associate Professor at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Kanagawa University, Yokohama)

Ph.D. in History, The Ohio State University, 2015; M.A. in Area Studies (North America), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 2010; and B.A. in Area Studies (Latin America), Faculty of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 2008.
Hideaki Kami is an associate professor at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Kanagawa University, Yokohama, who specializes in diplomatic and international history, North American studies, and Latin American studies. He has published: Diplomacy Meets Migration: US Relations with Cuba during the Cold War (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018); and “The Memory of the War of 1898: The United States, Cuba, and Independence of Puerto Rico,” International Relations [Kokusaiseiji] 187 (2017): 16-29 (Japanese), among others.

"Authoritarian Capitalism Sovereign Wealth Funds and State―Owned Enterprises in East Asia and Beyond"
(Cambridge University Press, 2018)

Richard W. Carney
(Assistant Professor of Strategy, China Europe International Business School)

Dr. Richard W. Carney is a faculty member in the Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). His teaching and research interests primarily focus on business-government relations. His most recent book is Authoritarian Capitalism: Sovereign Wealth Funds and State-Owned Enterprises in East Asia and Beyond (Cambridge University Press, 2018). A paper utilizing the framework developed in the book to examine corporate social responsibility won the Best Paper Award on Emerging Economies Research at the 2018 Meeting of the Academy of International Business. He has published numerous articles in journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Business and Politics, and the Review of International Political Economy. He is also the author of Contested Capitalism: The Political Origins of Financial Systems (Routledge, 2009) and is the editor of Lessons from the Asian Financial Crisis (Routledge, 2009).
Prior to joining CEIBS, he was an associate professor at the Australian National University and assistant professor at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He was also a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He received his PhD from the University of California, San Diego.

"Choson Korea’s Modern Diplomacy and the Traditional World Order in East Asia"
(Nagoya University Press, 2018)

Mayuko Mori
(Lecturer, Department of International Relations, Division of Global Social Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University)

Mayuko Mori is a Lecturer in the Department of International Relations at Tokyo Woman’s Christian University. She was born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. She received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Area Studies at the University of Tokyo, but has also spent time studying on the PhD program in the Department of Korean History at Seoul National University. Her PhD dissertation was honored with the M. Matsushita Academic Award from the Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation. Before taking up her current position, Dr. Mori was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) DC2 Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo, and a Post Doc JSPS Research Fellow at Kyoto Prefectural University. She also currently serves as a Director of the Japanese Association of Modern East Asian History. Her research interests include Modern East Asia's international relations, Korean studies, and, in particular, modern Korean political and diplomatic history. She has also recently published a non-academic book entitled Studying Modern Korean History at Seoul National University (Fukyosha, 2017).

"A New Trading Nation Strategy, JAPAN"
(Bunshun Shinsho, 2018)

Keiichiro Oizumi
(Professor of History, ECNU

Kyoto Prefecture University, Bachelor of Agriculture, 1996 Kyoto University, Master of Agriculture, 1998 Kyoto University, Ph. D. of Area Studies, 2012 Chief Literary Works Ageing Asia, 2007, Chuokoron-Shinsha, Award- winning publication in 2008 for the Promotion of Studies on Developing Countries of Institute of Developing Economies Consuming Asia , 2011,Chuokoron-Shinsha

"Recycling and World Economy"
(Cyuko Shinsho, 2018)

Michikazu Kojima
(Senior Economist Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia)

1965 Born in Tokyo
1990 Bachelor from Department of Economics, Keio University. Researcher in Institute of Developing Economies (IDE).
1996-98 IDE Overseas Researcher at Berkley, US.
1997 M.Sc. from University of California, Berkeley.
1998 Back to IDE.
2015 Chief Senior Research in Inter-Disciplinary Studies Center, IDE
2018 Senior Economist, Economic Research Center for ASEAN and East Asia.
1999- Par-time Lecturer of Hitotsubashi University (one semester in each year)
2016- Visiting Researcher of School of Engineering in University of Tokyo
2007、2013-revised & expanded edition), Wunai de Xuanze: Lengzhan yu Zhongsu Tongmeng de Minyun (The Cold War and The destiny of Sino-Soviet Alliance)(Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2013) and so on. He is also the editor-in-chief of several collections of archival documents, including Zhong Su Guanxi: Eluosi Jiemi Dang’an Xuanbian (Sino-Soviet relations: A Collection of Declassified Russia Archives) (12 volumes. Shanghai: Orient Publishing Center, 2015).

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


The Award Ceremony and Recipients' Profiles in the Past