• “The Yomiursi International Corporation Prize” given by the Yomiuri Newspaper Co.
The award ceremony was held on November 16th 2017 at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. Five million yen was given as part of the prize. This sum is going to be donated to the refugees and the IDPs in Azerbaijan. During the ceremony, Dr. Kanai received the congratulatory message from Mr. Antonio Gutteres, the Secretary General of the United Nations!
Yomiuri Newspaper is the largest newspaper company in Japan and probably the largest in the world with the subscription number exceeding well over eight million.
• Government recognition, “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette”
The recommendation was made by the International Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The ceremony took place on November 15th 2017.
Dr. Kanai received the Decoration Diploma with the Medal in the Office of the Foreign Ministry followed by the Emperor's Audience in the Imperial Palace.
• A message written by the Prime Minister, Mr. Shinzou Abe for the 35th Anniversary book of the Fuji Vision Aid Mission.