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Honors and Awards

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD

2012
Order of Cultural Merit, Japan
2012
Honored Citizen of Higashiosaka City, Japan
2012
Kyoto Prefecture People's Honor Award, Japan
2012
The Kyoto Prefecture Culture Prize, Eminent Merits Prize, Japan
2012
Bunka-Kunsho (Order of Culture), Japan
2012
Osaka Award for Challenge and Pioneer Spirit, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Japan
2012
Nobel Prize, Physiology or Medicine
2011
Distinguished Leadership Award, Japan Society of Boston
2011
ISSCR McEwen Centre Award for Innovation
2011
Warren Triennial Prize, Massachusetts General Hospital
2011
King Faisal International Prize for Science (Medicine), Saudi Arabia
2011
11th Annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research
2011
Wolf Prize in Medicine, Israel
2011
Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences (Elected)
2010
26th annual Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology, Japan
2010
Balzan Prize for Stem Cells, Italy
2010
March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology
2010
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Biomedicine category, Spain
2010
Mayor of Osaka Special Award, Japan
2010
100th Imperial Prize and Japan Academy Prize, The Japan Academy, Japan
2010
Kyoto Medal of Honor, Japan
2010
Person of Cultural Merit, Japan
2010
Medical Award, Japan Medical Association, Japan
2009
Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, Lasker Foundation
2009
Nikkei BP Technology Award, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., Japan
2009
Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Science
2009
Canada Gairdner International Award, The Gairdner Foundation, Canada
2008
Special Prize, Kyoto Souzousya Taisho Awards, Japan
2008
Inoue Prize for Science, Japan
2008
Takeda Prize for Medical Science, Japan
2008
Golden Plate Award and Guest of Honor, International Achievement Summit, Academy of Achievement
2008
Medals of Honor from the Japanese Government (“Shiju Hosho”, Medals with Purple Ribbon), Japan
2008
Robert-Koch Preis, Germany
2008
Nikkei BP Golden Award, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., Japan
2008
Meira and Shaul G. Massry Prize
2008
The Special Prize for Science and Technology, the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
2008
Kyoto Newspaper Taisho, Japan
2008
Chunichi Cultural Prize, Chunichi Newspaper Co., Japan
2008
Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award, American Skin Association
2008
One of the “TIME 100”, Time magazine’s most influential people in the world
2008
The Sixth Takamine Memorial Sankyo Prize, Japan
2008
Asahi Award, Asahi Newspaper Co., Japan
2007
Nikkei BP Technology Award, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., Japan
2007
JSPS Prize, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2007
Twenty-Fifth Osaka Science Prize, Japan
2007
Meyenburg Cancer Research Award, Germany
2004
Gold Medal, Tokyo Techno Forum 21, Japan
2004
Nice-Step researcher, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), Japan
2003
NAIST Award, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

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