Awards

2007
The Lighting Popularization Award(Awards for the Best Facilities) : (The Lighting for the Yokohama Technology Center)
Sponsored by The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan (IEIJ)
This annual award recognizes outstanding lighting facilities which are completed each year as 'The Lighting Popularization Award :Awards for the Best Facilities (foundation: 1957).
2006
Nikkei BP Technology Award (High-luminance White-light Source Based on Laser Diodes)
Sponsored by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
This annual award recognizes outstanding technology that has a significant impact on industry and society(: The fields are electronics, IT, consumer IT, mechanical systems, construction, medical care/biotechnology, and ecology.).
2004
The 20th Kenjiro Sakurai Memorial Prize (Invention of White LED for Practical Use)
Sponsored by Optoelectronic Industry and Technology Development Association (OITDA)
This prize admires the late Dr. Kenjiro Sakurai who contributed greatly to the study, teaching, and popularization of optoelectronic technology This glorious prize was also founded with the aim of promoting and cultivating optoelectronic industry.
2003
Nikkei BP Award (UV LED Technology)
Sponsored by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., this annual award recognizes outstanding technology that has a significant impact on industry and society. Separate awards are given in the fields of electronics, IT, consumer IT, mechanical systems, construction, medical care/biotechnology, and ecology.
1997
The Japan Society of Applied Physics Award (Laser Diode)
Sponsored by the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), this award recognizes innovative research in the field of applied physics. The award is given to R&D work that has an impact even beyond the field of applied physics. The award is also used to recognize educational accomplishments having a wide-ranging or particularly strong impact in terms of improving the capabilities of student or young researchers.

Ohkochi Grand Technology Prize
Sponsored by the Okochi Memorial Foundation, this award recognizes outstanding and creative research in the field of industrial engineering. The award recognizes published papers or scientific announcements that have contributed to the advancement of science and the growth of industry.
1996
Nikkei Excellent Products Award
Sponsored by Nihon Keizai (Nikkei) Shimbun, Inc., this annual award recognizes outstanding new products and services. Awardees are chosen from the nearly 20,000 products introduced each year in the pages of the Nikkei family of newspapers, which consists of the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Nikkei Business Daily, Nikkei Marketing Journal, Nikkei Financial Daily, and The Nikkei Weekly publications. The award was originally created in order to promote achievements by Japan's domestic industry.
1995
Nikkei Best Products Award
Sponsored by Nihon Keizai (Nikkei) Shimbun, Inc., this annual award recognizes outstanding new products and services. Awardees are chosen from the nearly 20,000 products introduced each year in the pages of the Nikkei family of newspapers, which consists of the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Nikkei Business Daily, Nikkei Marketing Journal, Nikkei Financial Daily, and The Nikkei Weekly publications. The award was originally created in order to promote achievements by Japan's domestic industry.
1994
The Japan Society of Applied Physics Award (Laser Diode)
Sponsored by the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), this award recognizes innovative research in the field of applied physics. The award is given to R&D work that has an impact even beyond the field of applied physics. The award is also used to recognize educational accomplishments having a wide-ranging or particularly strong impact in terms of improving the capabilities of students or young researchers.