October 04, 2021

The 7th SOKENDAI Award

SOKENDAI Award is founded in Academic Year 2018 to commend the students who have accomplished their outstanding research and have been conferred their degrees with the excellent doctoral thesis.

The following 3 recipients were selected for the 7th SOKENDAI Awards.


  • Department: Japanese Studies
  • Doctoral thesis: Transformation of Urban Space in Modern Qingdao: Continuity and Discontinuity of Japanese Elements
  • Comment:
    I am very honored to receive the SOKENDAI Award this time. Without the doctoral advisor and NICHIBUNKEN others professor's help, I would not have achieved such results. And because of the substantial research support system, such as The Short-Stay Study Abroad Program, we can carry out data collection and investigation more smoothly. I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the support of SOKENDAI and NICHIBUNKEN. In the future, as a graduate of SOKENDAI, I'd like to continue to do my best to become a researcher with interdisciplinary and international characteristics.
  • Photo:Ms. SHAN
SHAN Hejun


  • Department: Functional Molecular Science
  • Doctoral thesis: Study of Charge Recombination in Organic Solar Cells
  • Comment:
    It is an honor to accept the 7th SOKENDAI Award this time. I wish to express gratitude to The Graduate University for Advanced Studies for providing me with the opportunity to study. I deeply appreciate Professor Masahiro Hiramoto. Furthermore, I learned a lot of things from his passionate leading, discussion, and advice. I am greatly grateful to Dr. Seiichiro Izawa for his research guidance and professional discussion. His accurate and appropriate comments have supported my studies. I am thankful to all the group members Ms. Jaseela Palassery Ithikkal, and Ms. Yuka Nakamura all encouraged me with helpful advice. Finally, I deeply appreciate my family for encouraging and supporting me. With this in mind, I will dedicate myself harder in the future.
  • Photo:(Left) Prof. KAWAI, Department Chair / (Center) Mr. LEE / (Right) Prof. HIRAMOTO, Academic Advisor



  • Department: Accelerator Science
  • Doctoral thesis : The Cryogenic Parallel Heat Pipe System for Application to Conduction Cooled Superconducting Magnet
  • Comment:
    Thank you all SOKENDAI professors for SOKENDAI award. I am deeply honored to receive this award. I greatly appreciate the support of SOKENDAI and KEK during studying in PhD. I would like to express my special appreciation and thanks to my supervisors, without their guidance and constant feedback, this study would not have been achievable. I also would like to express my sincere gratitude to my family and all those who supported me. This award is one of motivation to continue the research and devote myself to become a good scientist.
  • Photo: (Left) Prof. NAKAI, Academic Advisor / (Right) Mr. WANISON / (Upper Right) Associate Prof. KIMURA [currently the University of Tokyo], Academic Advisor
Ramnarong WANISON

※Photo:They removing their mask to take photos.