Former University of Tokyo President Hiroshi Komiyama received the international prize “Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award (Knowledge Award)” of the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Founded in 2014, the prestigious prize recognizes the contributions to education, science, research and development, and leadership.
This award was given to President Komiyama to recognize his leadership and accomplishments in promoting a vision aimed at creating a better future for mankind. His innovative concept of building a “Platinum Society” is the basis for this achievement. (For details, see http://platinum.mri.co.jp/platinum-society/preface/index.)
A Few Words from FUTI:
This is a reprint of an article by Tokyo University Public Relations Office. President Hiroshi Komiyama is Chairman of the Institute, Mitsubishi Research Institute and an honorary director of the Friends of UTokyo. We at FUTI are very proud of this award and congratulate Prof. Komiyama on this accomplishment.
UTokyo’s original article: http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ja/news/notices/notices_z0508_00023.html
Dr. Komiyama’s speech at the award ceremony
Knowledge Award website: http://www.knowledgeaward.com/news
Dr. Komiyama on the Platinum Society: http://platinum.mri.co.jp/platinum-society/preface/index.
Yasuo Okamoto（岡本康夫）is a partner at the international law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, resident in its New York office. He is also responsible for its Tokyo office and the firm’s Pacific Basin Practice. He is a corporate attorney concentrating on cross border transactions and has counseled Japanese and other foreign clients in M&A, Bankruptcy workouts, Corporate finance and other transactional and regulatory work. He is a graduate of the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law (Hogakushi 1972) and Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada (LLB 1976). He has been admitted to practice in the New York State and Federal courts since 1977 and is also registered as a registered foreign lawyer（外国法事務弁護士）with the First Tokyo Bar Association in Japan. Prior to Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, he was a member of the firm of Hill, Betts & Nash in New York until 1980. He has spoken and lectured extensively on corporate and finance related topics and has served as a lecturer at the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law at Boston University.