Inamori Foundation

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The Inamori Foundation is a private foundation known for its annual announcement of the Kyoto Prize, founded by Kazuo Inamori in 1984. It reflects "the lifelong beliefs of its founder that people have no higher calling than to strive for the greater good of humankind and society and that the future of humanity can be assured only when there is a balance between scientific development and the enrichment of the human spirit."[1] It has an endowment of 66.9 billion yen as of March 31, 2012.[2]

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  1. ^ "Overview". Inamori Foundation. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Overview". Inamori Foundation. Retrieved 1 January 2013.