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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

ryday life of people, overcoming poverty by significantly increasing food production or improving food production efficiency, maintaining biodiversity, or realizing a pleasant living environment.

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The Foundation is now in the final stage of selecting the 2009 Japan Prize winners in the environment/infrastructure and health care/therapeutic technology fields and will announce the names of the laureates in Tokyo in mid January 2009.

The 2008 Japan Prize in information communication theory and technology was jointly awarded to Vinton G. Cerf, Ph.D., and Robert E. Kahn, Ph.D., for their creation of network architecture and communication protocol for the Internet. The 2008 Japan Prize in medical genomics and genetics went to Victor A. McKusick, M.D., for his establishment of medical genetics and contribution to its development.

The Science and Technology Foundation of Japan

The Science and Technology Foundation of Japan, formed with Japanese government endorsement, aims to promote advancement of science and technology for the peace and prosperity of mankind. Since 1985, the Foundation has awarded the Japan Prize each year in two fields to scientists and researchers who, regardless of nationality, made substantial contributions to that end. In the last 24 years since its inception, 66 people in 13 countries have received the Japan Prize. For details about the Foundation and its activities, please visit http://www.japanprize.jp/en

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    The Science and Technology Foundation of Japan
    Phone: +81-3-5545-0551
    Fax: +81-3-5545-0554
    E-mail: newsbureau@japanprize.jp


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