The Japan Academy Prize is a prize conferred for theses, books or other research achievements that are deemed to be particularly academically outstanding.Past winners include Hisashi Kimura, Toshio Takamine, and Hideyo Noguchi, as well as subsequent Nobel laureates Hideki Yukawa, Shinichiro Tomonaga, Kenichi Fukui, Reona (Leo) Esaki, Masatoshi Koshiba, Ryoji Noyori, and Akira Suzuki.
There have been seven prize-winners from Hiroshima University to date. Of these, two have also been awarded the Imperial Prize, winners of which are selected from among the winners of the Japan Academy Prize.
List of Recipients of the Japan Academy Prize and the Imperial Prize of the Japan Academy from Hiroshima University
|Name||Degree||Prize||Research title||Year prize received|
|Takeo Fujiwara||Doctor of Science||Japan Academy Prize||A Method for Making Aluminium with Free Crystal Orientation and Iron Single Crystals, and X-ray Examinations of Their Physical Properties||38th (June 11, 1948)|
|Toshijiro Kawamura||Doctor of Science||Japan Academy Prize||Biological Studies of Amphibians||52nd (May 11, 1962)|
|Kinjiro Kaneko||Doctor of Literature||Japan Academy Prize||A Study of the Tsukuba Anthology||58th (May 30, 1968)|
|Seiji Imahori||Doctor of Literature||Japan Academy Prize||The Structure of Feudal Society in China: Its History and Reality on the Eve of the Revolution||70th (June 11, 1980)|
|Yoshinori Kobayashi||Doctor of Literature||Japan Academy Prize, Imperial Prize of the Japan Academy||A Philological Study of Stylus-impressed Documents in Japanese||81st (June 10, 1991)|
|Katsuaki Numoto||Doctor of Literature||Japan Academy Prize||An Historical Study of Japanese Pronunciations of Kanji Adopted from Chinese: Concerning Systems and Notation||92nd (June 10, 2002)|
|Akira Satake||Doctor of Theology||Japan Academy Prize, Imperial Prize of the Japan Academy||A Study of the Book of Revelation||101st (June 20, 2011)|
(The title of Professor Emeritus of Hiroshima University has been conferred on all recipients of the prize.)