Professor Marui has spent over 40 years working on Indian philosophy and Buddhist Studies. He is President of Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies and has made significant contribution to Indology in Japan.
- The capital of Japan is Tokyo.
- Indology is academic study of history, cultures, languages and literature of India and is a subset of Asian studies.
- The first ICCR award was given to Prof. Heinrich Freiherr Von Stietencron of Germany in 2015.