Crawford School’s Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale has won the Japan Foundation Award for 2014 for his pioneering work in the study of economic policy in Japan and East Asia, the formation of APEC and economic exchange between Australia and Japan.
The Japan Foundation Award is a prestigious award made each year to individuals and organisations that have made a distinguished contribution to scholarship, cultural and international affairs related to Japan. Former recipients include Harvard professor, historian and diplomat, Edwin Reischauer, Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami and translator Donald Keene.
Two individual awards have been made to Australians since the Awards were established in 1973, both to former ANU staff, Sir John Crawford, former Chancellor, received the Award in 1984 for his service to Australia-Japan economic relations. Modern translator of Japanese classic novel, The Tale of Genji, Royall Tyler. received the Award in 2007. In 1979, the pre-cursor project to the the University’s Australia-Japan Research Centre, which Professor Drysdale was instrumental in founding, received the Award for institutions.