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Spring Verdure Issue (May)

NEWS REPORT

Praise for outstanding performance and contribution

Conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degrees and Awards for Distinguished Service

From March to April, at events such as entrance ceremonies, Honorary Doctorates were presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to academics, art, society or mankind. Additionally, the Award for Distinguished Service to Art and the Award for Distinguished Service to Sports were presented to alumni with an outstanding record in the advancement of arts and sports.

Name Degree Name Conferment Date Conferment Reason Employment at Time of Conferment

Kenneth J. Arrow

Honorary Doctorate
Doctor of Laws
March 28th, 2009 Made significant contributions to the establishment of modern economics and influenced a wide variety of academic fields. Stanford University Professor Emeritus
Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics (1972)

Gavin Brown

Honorary Doctorate
Doctor of Laws
April 1st, 2009 Outstanding performance in university administration and academic research. Significant contribution to overseas exchanges of Waseda University, including exchanges between Japan and Australia. Inaugural Director of The Royal Institution of Australia

Boonsithi Chokwatana

Honorary Doctorate
Doctor of Laws
April 1st, 2009 Significant contributions to the linking of industry between Thailand and Japan. Contributions to the development of many professionals to serve as a bridge connecting Japan and Thailand. Director of Thailand Saha Group

Stephen J. Trachtenberg

Honorary Doctorate
Doctor of Laws
April 2nd, 2009 Outstanding performance in university administration and education. Significant contribution to overseas exchanges of Waseda University, including exchanges between Japan and America. President Emeritus of The George Washington University
Name Award Name Award Date Overview/Award Reason Employment at Time of Award

Suguru Miki

Recipient of the Award for Distinguished Service to Art April 1st, 2009 A literary scholar and Waseda University graduate, he constantly held prominent position in the world of poetry and literature in post-war Japan. Continued a variety of activities in fields such as poetry, novels, children's stories, translation and commentary while upholding the literary tradition of Waseda University. Formed a literary world of unique substance within contemporary Japanese literature. Poet/novelist, Member of the Japan Art Academy

Saburo Kawabuchi

Recipient of the Award for Distinguished Service to Sports April 1st, 2009 Served as a leader of Japanese soccer for many years. Contributed not only to soccer but also to the advancement of regional sports in Japan. Chairman Emeritus of the Japan Football Association