Hayao Kawai, a scholar of Clinical Psychology and Professor Emeritus
at Kyoto University, is now the advisor to the Kyoto Bunkyo University.
Until recently, he was the Director General of the International
Research Center for Japanese Studies at Kyoto University. He obtained
a Ph.D. in Psychology at Kyoto University. He studied at the Carl
Gustav Jung Institute in Zürich and became the first Japanese
licensed Jungian analyst.
Kawai served as a committee member of the Central Council for Education
and of the Administrative Reform Council, both of the Government
of Japan. He was also the Chair of the Commission on Japans
Goals in the 21st Century, a private advisory panel set up by the
former Prime Minister of Japan.
works have been published widely in Japanese and English and have
earned him some of Japans most prestigious prizes in scientific
as well as literary fields, including the Asahi Prize (1997)
and the Osaragi Jiro Prize (1982) for his book Fairy Tales
and Psyche of Japan.
Kawai has also been designated as Person of Cultural Merits
by the Japanese Government.