July 26, 2022

CEO Anzai Awarded Legion d’Honneur Order of Merit

Executive Director and CEO Yuichiro Anzai was conferred the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur by the government of the French Republic on July 25 at the residence of French Ambassador Philippe Seton.

The decoration was for Anzai’s active and continuing contributions, including during his tenure as president of Keio University, to the advancement of academic and scientific relations, particularly in the field of artificial intelligence, between Japan and France.

Anzai was the recipient of the Commandeur de l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques from the French government in 2005. He has been actively engaged in the development of Japanese-French educational relations and student/researcher exchange over a career that included serving as president of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) between 2011 and 2018.