For outstanding contributions to seismology, in particular the study of recurrent large earthquakes due to plate subduction at trenches
A list of five major papers
Ando, M., Source mechanisms and tectonic significance of historical earthquakes along the Nankai Trough, Japan, Tectonophysics, 27, 119–140,1975.
Ando, M., Y. Ishikawa, and F. Yamazaki, Shear-wave polarization anisotropy in the upper mantle beneath Honshu, Japan, J. Geophys. Res., 88, 5850–5864, 1983.
Kaneshima, S., M. Ando, and S. Kimura, Evidence from shear-wave splitting for the restriction of seismic anisotropy to the upper mantle: the presence of crustal anisotropy, Nature, 335, 627–629, 1988.
Ando, M., Geological and geophysical studies of the Nojima Fault from drilling: An outline of the Nojima Fault Zone Probe, The Island Arc, 10, 206–214, 2001.
Tadokoro, K., M. Ando, R. Ikuta, T. Okuda, G. M. Besana, S. Sugimoto, and M. Kuno, Observation of Coseismic Seafloor Crustal Deformation due to M7 Class Offshore Earthquakes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L23306, doi:10.1029/2006GL026742, 2006.