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2010 Japan Prize to Honor Scientists and Researchers in Industrial Production/Production Technology and Biological Production/Environment Fields
Date:12/1/2008

-Calling for nomination of candidates worldwide -

TOKYO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Science and Technology Foundation of Japan today announced the two fields eligible for the next Japan Prize, one of the world's most prestigious awards in science and technology. The 2010 Japan Prize will recognize outstanding achievements in industrial production and production technology and biological production and environment.

The Foundation is encouraging prominent scientists and researchers worldwide to nominate candidates in these two fields. Based on these nominations, the Foundation will select finalists and announce the winners in mid January 2010.

Every year the Foundation selects a specific field from which to award the Japan Prize in each of the two areas of studies: I) mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering; and II) biology, agriculture and medicine. The 2010 Japan Prize will honor scientists and researchers, irrespective of nationality, whose original and outstanding achievements in science and technology are recognized as having advanced the frontiers of knowledge and served the cause of peace and prosperity for mankind in the two fields described below. In principle, the Foundation selects one winner from each area. Each Japan Prize laureate will receive a certificate of merit and a commemorative medal. A monetary award of 50 million Japanese yen will be presented for each prize category.

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Area of studies I: mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering

Fields eligible for the award: industrial production and production technology

Background and rationale:

Since the industrial revolution, the remarkable development of science and technology has significantly improved people's standard of living, thereby realizing the creation of a prosperous society n
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