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The Inamori Foundation is a private foundation known for its annual announcement of the Kyoto Prize, founded by Kazuo Inamori in 1984. It reflects "the lifelong beliefs of its founder that people have no higher calling than to strive for the greater good of humankind and society and that the future of humanity can be assured only when there is a balance between scientific development and the enrichment of the human spirit."[1] It has an endowment of 114.5 billion yen as of March 31, 2019.[1]

Inamori Foundation
FormationApril 12, 1984 (1984-04-12)
FounderKazuo Inamori
HeadquartersKyoto, Japan
Coordinates35°00′11″N 135°45′33″E / 35.00306°N 135.75917°E / 35.00306; 135.75917Coordinates: 35°00′11″N 135°45′33″E / 35.00306°N 135.75917°E / 35.00306; 135.75917
Shigetada Nakanishi
Endowment114.5 billion Japanese yen

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  1. ^ a b "Outline". Inamori Foundation. Retrieved 17 June 2016.

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