NIHU Prize in Japanese Studies
The NIHU Prize in Japanese Studies recognizes the achievements of outstanding Japanese studies by scholars from overseas. The prize was established in 2011 with the support of YKK Corporation in order to encourage and promote Japanese studies overseas.
It is presented to researchers for outstanding achievement in scholarship on literature, language, history, folklore/ethnology, culture, the environment or other fields relating to Japan.
The fourth NIHU Prize (FY 2014) was presented to Professor Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit of the Freie Universität Berlin for her achievements as a leading scholar of Japanese literature and her
efforts to spread appreciation of the characteristics of Japanese literature through her critiques of works, studies of writers, and translations.
Laureates （The nationality, the title and the organization are those when awarded.）
The 4th NIHU Prize in Japanese Studies LaureatesIrmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit (Professor, Freie Universitäｔ Berlin,Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
The 3ｒｄ NIHU Prize in Japanese Studies Laureates
Lin Wen-yueh (professor emeritus at National Taiwan University)
The 2nd NIHU Prize in Japanese Studies Laureates
Augustin Berque (Professor, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales,France)
The 1st NIHU Prize in Japanese Studies Laureates
Ronald P. Toby (Professor, University of ILLINOIS,USA)