Nikkei Asia Award

Nikkei Asia Award 2022 for Innovators (up to ¥5,000,000)

Nikkei Asia Award 2022

Nominations are invited for the Nikkei Asia Award 2022. The Nikkei Asia Award is a project to recognize innovation originating in Asia, sponsored by Nikkei Inc. “Innovation from Asia” is any activity that promotes the transformation of Asia and the world, and supports the realization of a free and prosperous economic society from the Asian perspective based on the diverse values.

An individual and/or a group is commended for activities in fields such as business, research, technological development and social/artistic activities. An individual or a group responsible for a single activity is chosen as the winner annually.

Award Prize

  • The prize is ¥5,000,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be nominated by others. Direct applications will not be accepted.
  • Be from or living in Asia.
  • Contributing to Asian-based activities which have started in Asia.
  • Japanese individuals and groups consisting only of Japanese citizens will be excluded.


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Nikkei Asia Award
For the Nikkei Asia Award, the following regions are referred to as “Asia”:

  • East Asia (Korean Peninsula, China, etc.)
  • Southeast Asia (Indochina, ASEAN member countries, etc.)
  • Southwest Asia (Indian subcontinent countries)
  • Independent nations in the Asia-Pacific region

Evaluation Criteria

Winner selection is a comprehensive evaluation of activities that meet the following evaluation criteria:

  • Being novel and innovative
  • Creating a free and prosperous economic society by revitalizing the region and improving lives
  • Having continuity in activities and businesses, and expectations of future growth and expansion
  • Having social influence and expectations to expand globally.

Nikkei Asia Award
Application Deadline

The deadline for application submission for the Nikkei Asia Award is on July 4, 2022

Nomination process

Nominate here

For more information, visit Nikkei Asia Award Official Webpage

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