The companies that Dr Inamori founded, Kyocera and KDDI, have created thousands of jobs and revitalised local economies across the UK, including data centres in the London Docklands which carry more than half the public internet traffic in Europe. At Japan Airlines, Dr Inamori played a critical role in negotiating the contract to purchase Airbus aircraft. The Kyoto Prize that Dr Inamori created was recognised 12 eminent British individuals with awards since 1984. With support from the Inamori Foundation, the Blavatnik School of Government at oxford University established the University’s newest department as one of the world’s foremost schools for public policy, educating and inspiring future generations of leaders to improve governance throughout the world for the benefit of mankind.
For his personal leadership and commitment, the British Ambassador Paul Madden salute Dr Inamori, and delighted to congratulate Dr Inamori on the award of an Honorary Knighthood.