More Nobel Prizes for Japan!

Microbiologist Satoshi Omura (source- Kyodo/Japan Times)

Microbiologist Satoshi Omura source- Kyodo/Japan Times)

“Japanese microbiologist Satoshi Omura on Monday shared this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on a therapy for debilitating diseases caused by parasitic worms.

The 80-year-old Omura, a professor emeritus of Tokyo’s Kitasato University, shared the honor with William C. Campbell of Drew University in New Jersey and Youyou Tu of the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine.” (Japan Times)

 

Takaaki Kajita (KYODO/Japan Times)

Takaaki Kajita (KYODO/Japan Times)

“Japanese physicist Takaaki Kajita was announced as a joint winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for his groundbreaking work in experiments showing metamorphosis of the particle world.

Kajita, of the University of Tokyo, shared the prize with Arthur B. McDonald of Queen’s University in Canada.

The Nobel committee said it honored the 56-year-old Kajita and McDonald, 72, “for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass.”

“The discovery has changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can prove crucial to our view of the universe,” the body said.” (Japan Times)

Read more from:

Japanese microbiologist Satoshi Omura shares Nobel Prize for medicine

Japan’s Takaaki Kajita shares Nobel in physics

List of Japanese Nobel laureates (Wikipedia): List of Japanese Nobel laureates

 

Does this increasingly  large amount of Nobel prizes in Science (Physics, Chemistry) tell something about Innovation or Research in Japan? What do you think?

 

 

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