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Spring Verdure Issue (May)

NEWS REPORT

Awards for numerous outstanding performances and contributions

Presentation of Honorary Doctorates and Awards for Distinguished Service

At the graduation ceremony and entrance ceremony, Honorary Doctorates were presented to individual who have made outstanding contributions to academics, art, society or humankind. Also, the Award for Distinguished Service to Art, the Award for Distinguished Service to Sports, and the Award for Special Distinguished Service were presented to alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of art or sports.

Name/Degree Reason for Award (Award Date) Position at Time of Award
Hisashi Hieda
Honorary Doctorate
Doctor of Laws
Contributed to the growth of the broadcasting industry and has led Fuji Television Network by implementing a management strategy with outstanding leadership ability and foresight. As the Chairman of Waseda University Congregation, contributed to the maintenance and growth of the organization. (April 1st, 2010) Chairman & CEO of Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Chairman & CEO of Fuji Television Network, Inc.
Chairman of Waseda University Congregation
Koichiro Matsuura
Honorary Doctorate
Doctor of Laws
The first Director-General of UNESCO to come from Asia. Contributed to the spread of education and preservation of cultural assets. Contributed to increasing international understanding at Waseda University. (April 1st, 2010) Former Director-General of UNESCO
Masamitsu Sakurai
Honorary Doctorate
Doctor of Laws
Led Ricoh Company, Ltd. into becoming a total office equipment corporation and made significant managerial contributions to the corporation’s growth. Led the business community as a whole. Also contributed to the growth of Waseda University. (April 1st, 2010) Chairman & CEO of Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Chairman of the Japan Corporation of Corporate Executives
Kiho Shu
Honorary Doctorate
Doctor of Science
Made significant contributions in the field of LCD polymer technology. Also, based on an agreement with Waseda University, promoted a relationship of friendship and cooperation with our school (April 1st, 2010) President of Peking University
Ki-su Lee
Honorary Doctorate
Doctor of Laws
Made significant contributions in the field of law. Also, based on an agreement with Waseda University, promoted a relationship of friendship and cooperation with our school (April 2nd, 2010) President of Korea University
Jitsuro Terashima
Honorary Doctorate
Doctor of Laws
Displayed outstanding judgment and implemented exceptional recommendations while providing leadership in the industrial world, academic world, governmental institutions, and the private sector. Also made significant contributions to Waseda University through increased understanding in the Asia region and the expansion of education and research. (April 2nd, 2010) President of Tama University
Chairman of the Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute
Chairman of the Japan Research Institute, Limited
Name/Award Reason for Award (Award Date) Position at Time of Award
Osamu Kitamura
Award for Distinguished Service to Art
Designated as a Living National Treasure for his work as a Noh performer in the Okura School of kotsuzumi-kata (shoulder drum players). Since first taking the stage at age 11, established a long and rich career in the arts.(March 25th, 2010) Noh performer in the Okura School of kotsuzumi-kata (shoulder drum players)
Minoru Higeta
Award for Distinguished Service to Sports
Introduced mountain climbing to younger generations through his outstanding mountaineering activities, including being first in the world to summit Manaslu. Has also made numerous contributions to Waseda University throughout the years. (March 25th, 2010) Retired mountain climber
Takayasu Okushima
Award for Special Distinguished Service
Served as an instructor and in numerous other key positions while working tirelessly for the growth of Waseda University. By instituting reforms in a variety of areas, invigorated our school and established the base for Waseda’s second century. (March 25th, 2010) Former President of Waseda University (Professor of the Faculty of Law)