The Asahi Prize (朝日賞, Asahi Shō), established in 1929, is an award presented by the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun and Asahi Shimbun Foundation to honor individuals and groups that have made outstanding accomplishments in the fields of arts and academics and have greatly contributed to the development and progress of Japanese culture and society at large.[1]

Asahi Prize
Awarded forAchievement in science or arts that has made a great contribution to culture or society
Presented byAsahi shimbun and Asahi Shimbun Foundation
First awarded1929

The Asahi Prize was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Asahi Shimbun. It is recognized today as one of the most authoritative private awards.[2]

Prize winnersEdit

Past prize winners include the following.[1]




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  6. ^ a b c 2013年度朝日賞に仲代達矢ら、宝塚歌劇団も受賞 (PDF) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-02-03.
  7. ^ "ISAS ニュース 2011年2月号" (PDF) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-02-02.

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