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25 Feb 2016
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Recipients of the 8th Tachibana Award announced, ceremony set for 3 March 2016

Now in its eighth year, the Tachibana Award for the Most Outstanding Female Researcher was established in 2008 to acknowledge the excellent achievements of early-career women researchers at Kyoto University.

Recipients of the FY2015 Tachibana Award and Honorable Mention Award for both the student and researcher categories have been announced as follows.

An award ceremony will take place Thursday 3 March in the Kaigi-Koen Shitsu (conference-lecture room) on the second floor of Rakuyu Kaikan.

1. About the Tachibana Award for the Most Outstanding Female Researcher

The Tachibana Award for the Most Outstanding Female Researcher recognizes excellent achievements by early-career women researchers at Kyoto University. By publicly honoring women who have produced outstanding work in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, the Tachibana Award aims to further motivate not only the awardees themselves, but also others following in their footsteps, thereby helping cultivate accomplished women scholars who will lead the future of academic research at Kyoto University and across Japan.

2. Selection process for the FY2015 awards

Applications were received from seven candidates -- three in the student category and four for researchers. In a two-stage screening process, a nine-member committee chaired by Professor Kayo Inaba, Executive Vice-President for Gender Equality, International Affairs, and Public Relations, examined the submitted applications and interviewed short-listed candidates, before deciding on the following selections.

3. Recipients of the FY2015 Tachibana and Honorable Mention Awards

 Tachibana Award

Category Name Title/affiliation Research topic
Student Hiroko Tanabe

Third-year PhD candidate
Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies

Comprehensive analysis of the standing posture control mechanism: interrelations between cultural physical activities and natural and social environments

Researcher Emiko Inoue

Senior Lecturer
Graduate School of Economics

Corporate behavior in an environment of climate change

Honorable Mention Award

Category Name Title/affiliation Research topic

Student

Kumiko Nobukawa

Third-year PhD candidate
Graduate School of Science

Observing galactic plane X-ray emissions: the discovery of cosmic ray contributions

4. Award ceremony

The FY2015 Tachibana Award Ceremony and research presentations will be held as follows.

Date and time

Thursday 3 March 2016, 10:00-11:00

Venue

Kaigi-Koen Shitsu (conference-lecture room), 2nd floor, Rakuyu Kaikan, Kyoto University

Program

10:00-10:05 Opening address

Professor Kayo Inaba
Executive Vice-President for Gender Equality, International Affairs, and Public Relations
Kyoto University

10:05-10:15 Presentation of award certificates and the Wacoal Prizes
10:15-10:25 Presidential remarks Professor Juichi Yamagiwa
President of Kyoto University
10:25-10:35 Congratulatory address by the guest of honor

Hironobu Yasuhara
President and Representative Director
Wacoal Corporation

10:35-10:45 Research presentation 1

Hiroko Tanabe
Student recipient of the Tachibana Award

10:45-10:55 Research presentation 2

Emiko Inoue
Researcher recipient of the Tachibana Award

10:55-11:00 Closing address Professor Shinsuke Kawazoe
Executive Vice-President for Student Affairs and Library Services
Kyoto University