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.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080423/JSTFPRIZE-a )
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
Ken Shimba, Executive Officer
The Science and Technology Foundation of Japan
|SOURCE The Science and Technology Foundation of Japan (JSTF)|
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