At the first Cool Japan Award given in 2015, we commended those whom the Cool Japan Association considered to be worthy of Cool Japan. It constituted the first step in dispatching "Cool Japan" to the whole world with endeavors, ranging from those related to "things" that centered on products to those related to "matters" that encouraged urban development and culture.


On June 27, 2015, the awards ceremony was held in Kyoto.

ORGANIZER Cool Japan Association, general incorporated association

OPERATION Cool Japan Award Secretariat
COOPERATION Nishijin tanaka,WIP Japan,5 L Entertainment Co.,Ltd.,
Campus NAVI TV,TARGET INC.,Getty Communications Co.,Ltd.
CEREMONY Kyoto city (Kyoto Nishijinori art gallery "DEN-DEN")
GUEST Mr.Yoshihiro Seki,Secretary General of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

2015 Award List

Object Genre Target Prefectures Municipality
Magewappa/Wooden container industry KURIKYU AKITA Odate City
The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum facility The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum SAITAMA Saitama City
HAKONEYAMA terrace/Hotel facility HAKONEYAMA terrace IWATE Rikuzentakada City
Lighting Design of Skytree design SIRIUS LIGHTING OFFICE TOKYO Minato District
MEGASTAR/Planetarium product Ohira Tech KANAGAWA Yokohama City
ERN series/Bathtub product USTECH KANAGAWA Yokohama City
MIRAI/Hydrogen-fired car product TOYOTA AICHI Toyota city
Character Bento/ Bento Art culture Mari Miyazawa NAGANO --
Sabae Glasses/Glasses industry Fukui Optical Association FUKUI Sabae city
RED & WHITE/Cup product Odakou Douki TOYOTA Takaoka city
15.0% Spoon/Spoon product LEMNOS Naoki Terada TOYOTA Takaoka city
Kanpai by-law/by-law by-law Fushimi Sake Brewers Association KYOTO Kyoto city
Hard Lock Nut/Nut product HARDLOCK Industry OSAKA Higashi Osaka city
Sakai Hamano/Knife & Scissors industry SASUKE OSAKA Sakai city
Showa no Machi/Town Development landscape Bungotakada City Oita Bungotakada City
Kurokawa Onsen/Spa Town landscape SINMEIKAN Tetsuya Goto KUMAMOTO Kurokawa city
Randsel/School Bag culture -- -- --
Handing out tissues/Sales Promotion culture -- -- --


COOL JAPAN AWARD 2015 REPORT (in Japanese)