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Why Japanese Architects are so good

Arata Isozaki's Pritzker Prize award highlights quality of innovation and tradition

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Arata Isozaki, the eighth Japanese laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize   © Kyodo

Arata Isozaki has been selected the 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. He is the eighth Japanese out of 46 winners to receive this prestigious annual award, putting Japan in first place among the countries from which the laureates have been drawn, ahead even of the U.S.

The Pritzker Prize is not based on nationality and geography is not taken into account when selecting the laureate. It is, however, worth considering why so many Japanese architects have been recognized with this independent, international award.

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