Two EDACS alumni working in Japan received recognition in 2012 for their research in Corpus Linguistics. Professor Laurence Anthony was awarded the National Prize of the Japan Association of English Corpus Studies (JAECS) for contributions to the field of corpus linguistics including the creation of AntConc, AntWordProfiler, and other software tools. Dr Yasunori Nishina was awarded the 'most promising newcomer' award following the publication of his PhD on adjective patterns in academic English.