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US and Japanese scientists receive 2018 Nobel Prize in medicine!

Kyoto University Nobel Prize Team 2018 (source - twitter)

Kyoto University Nobel Prize Team 2018 (source – twitter)


“James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their groundbreaking work in cancer immunotherapy. Cancerous tumors are notoriously skilled at dodging our immune systems. That’s because our immune systems typically fight off foreign invaders, such as bacteria and viruses, and mostly ignore the cells created within our bodies — which include cancer cells.”  (Source: PBS)

Another Nobel Prize for 京大 – Kyoto University (Japan)!!


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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)

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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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