|Inamori becomes chairman of Japan Airlines.|
|Chemical Heritage Foundation awards Inamori the 2011 Othmer Gold Medal.|
Boston Japan Society awards him Lifetime Achievement Award.Japan Airlines successfully relists on Tokyo Stock Exchange. Inamori becomes chairman emeritus of Japan Airlines.
|He retires from Japan Airlines' board of directors.|
|He gives lecture titled “Reconstruction of Japan Airlines” at Oxford University (U.K.).|
Ritsumeikan Inamori Philosophy Research Center Established.He received the Prefectural Honor Award & the Civil Honor Award in Kagoshima.
|1st International Symposium of the Ritsumeikan Inamori Philosophy Research Center Held.|
|He donates 1 million shares of Kyocera stock to his alma mater Kagoshima University.|