AKITO ARIMAAkito Arima received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1953, his Master of Science degree in 1956 and his Doctor of Science in 1958 from the University of Tokyo.
He became a Research Associate, Institute for Nuclear Studies (INS) of The University of Tokyo in 1956. After this position, Akito Arima became a Lecturer, (1960-64), an Associate Professor (1964-67), Dept. of Physics of The University of Tokyo, Visiting Professor, Rutgers University, New Jersey (Sep. 1967 - Jul. 1968), Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook (1971-73), Professor, Dept. of Physics, The University of Tokyo (1975-81), Director of the Computer Center, The University of Tokyo (1981), Councilor, The University of Tokyo (1983-87), Dean of Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo (1987-89), President, The University of Tokyo (1989-93), and Professor, Hosei University (Apr. 1993 - Sep. 1993). Since 1993, he has been Scientific Counselor of the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Professor Emeritus of The University of Tokyo, and President of The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN).
Akito Arima has received many notable awards, such as the Nishina Prize (1978), Honorary Professor, The University of Glasgow, U.K. (1984), the Humboldt Award, Germany (1987), the Prize of the Haiku Society (1988), the Wetherill Medal, The Franklin Institute, U.S.A (1990), Order Das Grosse Verdienstkreuz, Bonn, Germany (1990), Kanselarij der Netherlandse. Orden's Gravenhage, Amersterdam (1991), Honorary Doctor, Drexel Univ., USA (1992), Honorary Professor, The University of Science and Technology, China (1992), Honorary Doctor, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan (1992), Bonner Prize, American Physical Society (1993), The Japan Academy Prize (1993), Honorary Doctor, The State University of New York at Stony Brook, U.S.A. (1994), Honorary Doctor, The University of Groningen, the Netherlands (1994), and Honorary Doctor, The University of Birmingham, U.K. (1996).
Akito Arima also belongs to the following committees:
Japanese Council for Science and Technology
International Society for Pure and Applied Physics
Committee for Consultation of National Universities
Council for Science and Technology
Japanese Physical Society
Society for the International Promotion of Haiku