Past Awards

2014

The 2014 Commissioner’s Award for Patent Information Dissemination Activities

2013

Pesticide Science Society of Japan, Achievement Award (Technology) 2013
Achievement

Development of a novel fungicide, penthiopyrad

Pesticide Science Society of Japan, Thesis Award 2013
Achievement

Fipronil resistance in Sogatella furcifera: Molecular cloning and functional expression of wild-type and mutant RDL GABA receptor subunits

Catalysis Society of Japan Award for Contribution for 2013
Achievement

Research into the commercial production of nitrous oxide and contribution to the catalysis society of Japan

2012

Synthetic Organic Chemistry Award, Japan
Achievement

Creation of Value-Added Olefin-Based Materials with FI Catalysts

2011

The Advanced Technology Award (The Sankei Shimbun Award)
Achievement

Creation and Application of Terminally Functionalized Polyethylenes and Polyethylene-Polar Polymer Hybrid Materials

The Catalysis Society of Japan Award
Achievement

Research and Development of Postmetallocene Olefin Polymerization Catalysts

Chiba Prefecture Award for Contribution to Science and Technology
Achievement

Development of ArF Lithography Materials by New Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization and Its Commercialization

2010

The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists in Technical Development
Achievement

Development of D-Serine Production by a Single-step Process

SPSJ Award for the Outstanding Paper in Polymer Journal sponsored by ZEON (The Society of Polymer Science, Japan)
Achievement

Surface Modification of Polypropylene Molded Sheet by Means of Surface-Initiated ATRP of Methacrylates

The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prizes for Science and Technology (Research Category)
Achievement

Studies on New Olefin Polymerization Catalysts for the Creation of New Olefin-Based Materials

CSJ Presentation Award for Industries (The Chemical Society of Japan)
Achievement

Synthesis and properties of branched EPDM synthesized by metallocene catalysts

CERI Award (The society of rubber Industry, Japan)
Achievement

Synthesis and properties of novel thermosetting elastomer derived from castol oil

Encouragement Award, Japan Society for Safety Engineering
Achievement

Effect of Contamination on Decomposition Hazard of Nitro Compounds

2009

The Kinki Chemical Society Award for Chemical Technology
Achievement

Development and Industrialization of Novel Technology for D-serine Production

2008

Yamazaki-Teiichi Prize, Material
(Foundation for the Promotion of Material Science and Technology of Japan's)
Achievement

Development of New Olefin Polymerization Catalysts and Their Applications to Novel Polyolefinic Materials

The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists in Technical Development
Achievement

Creation and Application of Polyethylene/Polar Polymer Hybrid Materials

The Japan Petroleum Institute Award
Achievement

Study on Imine-Based Group 4 Transition Metal Complexes for Olefin Polymerization

The SCEJ Technical Assistance Award(The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan)
Achievement

Standardization of the plant operation optimization technique by PID control

2007

The Kinki Chemical Society Award for Chemical Technology
Achievement

Development of high performance living olefin polymerization catalysts and their application to value-added olefin polymers

The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists in Technical Development
Achievement

Development of Biocatalytic Production System for D-Lactate and Glycolate

The SRJ Technical Development Award (The Society of Rheology, Japan)
Achievement

Improvement of Polymer Processability by Addition of the Metallocene Catalyzed Low Molecular Weight Polyehylene

Japan Printed Circuit Association (JPCA) Award
Achievement

Halogen-Free, Flame Retardancy Photoimageable Polyimide Film

JPCA Award for Great Contribution in Standardization
Achievement

Launching and Promoting Standardization Related to Optical Circuit Board in JPCA and Further IEC

Japanese Association of Inorganic Phosphorus Chemistry for Technology
Achievement

Commemorative bronze medallion in recognition of Professor Richard R. Schrock’s outstanding achievement in winning the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Achievement

Contribution to Science and Technology in recognition of Professor Richard R. Schrock’s outstanding achievement in winning the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

2006

SPSJ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology (The Society of Polymer Science, Japan)
Achievement

Development and Industrialization of Highly Active Catalysts for Olefin Polymerization

The Catalysis Society of Japan Award for Young Researchers
Achievement

Development of High Performance Post-Metallocene Catalysts for Ethylene / Cyclic Olefin Copolymerization

"Giulio Natta" Award
(Committee for the awards "Giulio Natta and Nicolò Copernico" for Scientific Research and Technological Innovation, Italy)
Achievement

Development of MgCl2-Supported high-activity Catalysts for Polypropylene Production and Application to Development of New Products

Encouragement Award, Japan Society for Safety Engineering
Achievement

Simplified Screening Method for Evaluation of the Explosibility of Vapor System Containing Various Organic Compounds

2005

The Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan
Achievement

Discovery and Development of Imine-Based Group 4 Metal Catalysts for the Creation of New Polyolefinic Materials

The Japan Petroleum Institute Award (Industrial)
Achievement

Development of Novel Phosphazene Catalysts and the Industrial Synthesis of High-Performance Poly (Oxyalkylene) Polyols

Pesticide Science Society of Japan, Achievement Award (Technology)
Achievement

Development of a Novel Insecticide, Dinotefuran (Starkle™)

2004

Medal with Purple Ribbon, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan (Received by Dr. Norio Kashiwa, Senior Research Fellow)
Achievement

Development of High-Activity and High-Stereospecificity Catalysts

The Catalysis Society of Japan Award for Young Researchers
Achievement

Development of Phosphazenes as Highly Designed Molecular Catalysts

The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemist in Technical Development
Achievement

Development of Novel Fluorinating Agent 2,2-Difluoro-1,3-Dimethylimidazolidine (DFI)

The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work
Achievement

Development of Post-Metallocene Catalysts and their Application to Novel Polymers

The Japan Institute of Electronics Packaging Best Paper Award
Achievement

Low Cost Board-Level Optical Interconnection Using Polyimide Photo-Waveguide Film

The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan Award (Technology)
Achievement

Development of Novel Manufacturing Method for Deoxynucleosides

2003

Person of Scientific and Technological Merits, The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan Award (Dr. Norio Kashiwa, Senior Research Fellow)
Achievement

Development of MgCl2-Supported Catalysts for Polypropylene Production

The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Technical Development
Achievement

Development of LLDPE and EL Manufacturing Technologies and Synthesis of New Functionalized Polyolefins with Designed Metalocene Catalysts

The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemist in Technical Development
Achievement

Development of Single-Site New Olefin Polymerization Catalyst Systems using MgCl2-Based Cocatalysts

The Japan Society of Polymer Processing "Aoki-Katashi" Award
Achievement

Blown Film Process of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

The Japan Society of Composite Materials Award for Technical Advancement
Achievement

Applications of Thermoplastic Composite (Polypropylene/GF Prepreg Sheet)

The Society of Rubber Industry, Japan Award
Achievement

Development of EPDM, Resin Alloy

The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan, Award (Technology)
Achievement

Molecular Design and Development of Potassium Channel Blockers

JSAP Paper Award for Young Scientist
(The Japan Society of Applied Physics)
Achievement

Fluorinated Polyimide Waveguide Fabricated Using Replication Process with Anti-Sticking Layer

2002

The Nihon Kogyo Shimbun Award for Advanced Technology (Best Award)
Achievement

Novel Nonmetallic Molecular Catalysts (Phosphazene catalyst) -Design and Applications

The Italian Chemical Society JLPO Award
Achievement

Unprecedented Living Olefin Polymerization by FI Catalysts

The Japan Chemical Industry Association Technology Award (Overall Award)
Achievement

Industrial Application of Gas-Phase LLDPE Using Designed Metallocene Catalyst

The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemist in Technical Development
Achievement

Development and Progress of Novel Phosphazene Catalysts

The Catalysis Society of Japan Award for Young Researchers
Achievement

Development of Phenoxy-Imine Group 4 Metal Catalysts for Olefin Polymerization

The Nihon Keizai Shimbun Award for Outstanding Operating Laboratory
Achievement

Received by Sodegaura Center

The Materials Research Society of Japan Award for Encouragement of Research in Materials Science
Achievement

Differential Vector Poling for Artificial Domain Control of KNbO3 Single Crystals

The Japan Institute of Electronics Packaging Award for Encouragement of Research
Achievement

Development of Replication Process Using Fluorinated Polyimide and its Application to Waveguide

Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology, Technology Award
Achievement

Factors for Promoting Paclitaxel Biosynthesis and its Application to Industrial Production

2001

The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemist in Technical Development
Achievement

Discovery of Super Active New Olefin Polymerization Catalysts

The Japan Institute of Energy Progress Award in Technical Division
Achievement

Development of Catalyst for Methanol Synthesis by Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenation

2000

The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemist in Technical Development
Achievement

Characterization of Surface Structure on Industrial Catalysts by Atomic Force Microscopy

1999

The Surface Science Society of Japan Award for Best Papers
Achievement

Imaging of the Surface of Catalysts by Scanning Probe Microscopy

1998

The Weed Science Society of Japan, Encouragement Award
Achievement

Diffusion of Naproanilide in Water and Herbicidal Efficacy in New Application Methods

1997

The Society of Silicon Chemistry Japan Award
Achievement

Development of Heat-Resistant Silicon Polymer MSP-1

The Vacuum Society of Japan Vacuum Technology Award
Achievement

Research on the Analysis of Adhesion Mechanism of Copper-Polyimide Laminate and the Method to Prevent Deterioration of Adhesion