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U.S. Scientists Receive Japan Prize on April 23, 2008
Date:4/23/2008

TOKYO, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google Inc., U.S.A., and Dr. Robert E. Kahn, Chairman, CEO & President, Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), U.S.A., received the Japan Prize for Creation of network architecture and communication protocol for the Internet. Dr. Victor A. McKusick, University Professor of Medical Genetics, the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A., was awarded the prize for Establishment of medical genetics and contributions to its development.
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The Japan Prize is awarded to world-class scientists and technologists who are credited with original and outstanding achievements and who have contributed to advancement of science and technology, thereby furthering the cause of peace and the prosperity of mankind. Each year, we are honored to hold an award ceremony and banquet in the presence of their Majesties, the Emperor and Empress, and representatives of the three branches of government.

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Ken Shimba, Executive Officer

The Science and Technology Foundation of Japan

Phone: +81-3-5545-0551

Fax: +81-3-5545-0554

E-mail: info@japanprize.jp

URL: http://www.japanprize.jp/prize/prize_e1.htm


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