The Japan Academy Prize(日本アカデミー賞,Nippon Akademī-shō?), often called the Japan Academy Awards or the Japanese Academy Awards, is a series of awards given annually since 1978 by the Nippon Academy-shō Association for excellence in Japanese film. Award categories are similar to the Academy Awards.
The award statue itself measures 27 cm × 11 cm × 11 cm (10.7 in × 4.4 in × 4.4 in).
The 36th Japan Academy Prize ceremony were held on Friday, 8 March 2013, at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo.