The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation

Awardees who worked in Japan

Kawakita, Jiro

A Japanese pioneer in participation of remote Nepalese villagers in researching their problems, resulting in practical benefits of portable water supplies and rapid rope-way transport across mountain gorges

Kuroki, Hiroshi

One of Japan’s most dedicated civil servants, who returned to his land of birth, one of the poorest of prefectures, to develop its potentials in agriculture and tourism thus realizing the socio-economic transformation of the prefecture

Miki, Yukiharu

Japan’s visionary leader, who transformed the Okayama Prefecture from an underdeveloped rural area into a major port and an industrial estate while ensuring that its people benefit directly from the modernization