Arata Yoshiaki, Japanese retired engineering educator. Recipient prize Japan Academy, 1985, Arthur Schawlow award Laser Institute American, 1992; named Person of Cultural Merit Japan Government, 1993. Fellow American Society Matals; member High Temperature Society (president since 1977), Ukraine Academy of Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Laser Institute American.
- Associate professor Osaka University, 1956-1964, professor, 1964-1988, director general, 1977-1988, professor emeritus, since 1988. Director Japan Advanced Material Processing Institute. Chairman Okada Memorial Foundation, Amagaski, since 1997.