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Nikon proudly celebrates its 100th anniversary on July 25, 2017

| Awards and Honors, Reports | 08/01/2017

Nikon-100years

Nikon proudly celebrates its 100th anniversary on July 25, 2017

Date: July 25, 2017
Source: nikon.com

Founded in 1917, Nikon began as a manufacturer of precision optical glass.

In 1925, the company expanded into optical instruments, introducing the world’s first microscope with a revolving nosepiece and interchangeable objectives — JOICO. Since then, Nikon microscopes have helped to advance science and technology all over the world, such as playing a key role in recent Nobel Prize winning stem cell discoveries.

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3 Japanese researchers receive European Inventor Award for ground-breaking discovery of carbon nanotubes

| Awards and Honors, Key Persons Reports, Reports | 06/12/2015

Akira Koshio and Masako Yudasaka receives at the European Inventor Award awards ceremony

Outstanding inventors honoured with the European Inventor Award
Date: June 11, 2015
Source: European Patent Organisation

The EPO today presented the European Inventor Award 2015 in the heart of Paris. The prestigious annual award, now in its 10th year, honours outstanding inventors who through their work have made an exceptional contribution to social development, technological progress and economic growth. More than 400 guests from the worlds of politics, business and academia attended the award ceremony at the Palais Brongniart, the historical Paris stock exchange.

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Two Japanese Researchers Win 2015 Canada Gairdner International Award

| Awards and Honors, Key Persons Reports, Reports | 03/25/2015

Shimon Sakaguchi MD, PhD & Yoshinori Ohsumi DSc

Japanese researchers win Gairdner Intl. Award
Date: Mar 25, 2015
Source: NHK World

Two Japanese researchers have won a prestigious international medical award for their work on cellular functions.

The Canadian Gairdner Foundation gives the award each year to scientists for discoveries or contributions to medical science. It announced the winners of the 2015 Gairdner International Award on Wednesday.

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Japan’s whisky “Taketsuru” named world’s best blended malt in whisky awards for 2nd year

| Awards and Honors, Foods and Drinks News, News, Reports | 03/21/2015

World's best blended malt: Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 17 Year Old

Japanese whisky wins top prize for 2nd year
Date: Mar 20, 2015
Source: NHK World

A Japanese whisky has won the world’s top prize in a prestigious contest in Britain for the second straight year. The organizers of the World Whiskies Awards chose the “Taketsuru 17 Years Old” malt of Japan’s Nikka brand as the best blended malt whisky for 2015.

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41 Japanese Vehicles Selected the “Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+” from IIHS

| Awards and Honors, News, Reports, Transportation News | 12/27/2014

Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+

2015 Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ winners
Date: Dec 23, 2014
Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Vehicles can qualify for one of the awards with either a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap front crash test, along with good ratings in the other four crashworthiness evaluations. In addition, Top Safety Pick+ winners must have an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.

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Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 to 3 Japanese Professors, Akasaki, Amano, Nakamura

| Awards and Honors, Key Persons Reports, Reports | 10/07/2014

The principle for a light-emitting diode – LED (upper left) and an example of a blue LED lamp.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014
Date: Oct 7, 2014
Source: Nobelprize.org

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 was awarded jointly to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura “for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources”.

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Sharp’s “8K full-spec LCD Display” receives Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award of “CEATEC AWARD 2014″

| Awards and Honors, News, Reports, Science and Technology News | 10/07/2014

Sharp Corporation - Full-Spec 8K LCD Display

Sharp’s “8K full-spec LCD Display” receives Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award of “CEATEC AWARD 2014″ in Japan
Date: Oct 7, 2014
Source: Sharp Corporation

Sharp’s “8K full-spec LCD display” exhibited at CEATEC Japan, a comprehensive annual exhibition showcasing the latest in IT and electronics from October 7 to 11, has received “Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award of CEATEC AWARD 2014″.

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Subaru Legacy and Outback received “2014 Top Safety” Award from US Automotive Safety Organization (IIHS)

| Awards and Honors, Reports, Transportation News | 08/19/2014

Subaru Outback 2015

All-New Subaru Legacy and Outback Awarded
IIHS’ Highest Standard of Safety “2014 TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) +”

Date: Aug 20, 2014
Source: Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI)

Tokyo, August 20, 2014 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, today announced that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS; a nonprofit organization supported by auto insurers in the US) has awarded the highest standard of safety, 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) along with the highest possible rating of “Superior” for front crash prevention to the all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy and Outback, equipped with Subaru’s new version of EyeSight driving assist system and sold in the North American region from this July.

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Asahi Kasei Chemicals received 2014 Heroes of Chemistry Award from American Chemical Society

| Awards and Honors, Key Persons Reports, Reports | 08/14/2014

2014 Heroes Chemistry Award Recipients

Receipt of 2014 Heroes of Chemistry Award from the American Chemical Society
Date: Aug 13, 2014
Source: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp.

Asahi Kasei Chemicals received the 2014 Heroes of Chemistry Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for the technical development and commercialization of the world’s first non-phosgene process for polycarbonate (PC), marking the first time a Japanese company has received this prestigious award. The award ceremony was held on August 10 (US Pacific Time) as part of the 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco.

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Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific Received “Food Manufacturing Solutions” Award 2014 from Singapore Business Review

| Awards and Honors, Key Persons Reports, Reports | 08/14/2014

Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific Wins "Food Manufacturing Solutions" Award 2014

Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific Wins “Food Manufacturing Solutions” Award 2014
Date: Aug 13, 2014
Source: Panasonic Corporation

In recognition of the successful establishment of its indoor agriculture facility last October, Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific (PFSAP) won the “Food Manufacturing Solutions” accolade at the Inaugural International Business Awards 2014 organised by Singapore Business Review.

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Japan’s First LNG-Fueled Tugboat Receives 2013 Marine Engineering Award. This hybrid boat to reduce 20% of CO2 emissions

| Awards and Honors, News, Reports, Transportation News | 08/08/2014

LNG-Fueled Tugboat - Tsubasa

NYK’s Eco Tugboat Receives 2013 Marine Engineering of the Year Award
Date: Aug 8, 2014
Source: NYK Line

Tsubasa, an environment-friendly tugboat owned by Wing Maritime Service Corporation (head office: Yokohama; president: Toshinori Yamashita), an NYK Group company, has been bestowed the 2013 Marine Engineering of the Year award by the Japan Institute of Marine Engineering.

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Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation announced contributed product to Japanese industry

| Awards and Honors, Products & Services, Reports | 06/23/2014

Japan Innovation - Manga and Anime

Japan’s top technology innovations selected
Date: Jun 22, 2014
Source: NHK World

Instant ramen, the Shinkansen bullet train and Manga animation have been selected as some of Japan’s greatest technological innovations since the end of World War Two. The Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation has so far selected 38 technologies that have contributed to industrial and economic growth…as well as the overall improvement of life in Japan.

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Teruyuki Ono who was senior official of the Tokyo Metropolitan Gov. received “Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award”

| Awards and Honors, Green Business News, Key Persons Reports, News, Reports | 04/25/2014

Teruyuki Ono

Japanese wins California air award
Date: Apr 25, 2014
Source: Kyodo News

A former senior official of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government became the first Japanese to win the Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award handed out by the California state government.

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Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban Wins 2014 Pritzker Prize

| Awards and Honors, Reports | 03/25/2014

Shigeru Ban

In The Face Of Disaster, Pritzker Winner Shigeru Ban Designs Solutions
Date: March 24, 2014
Source: by Joel Rose – NPR

Each year the Pritzker Architecture Prize goes to a star architect with a long list of glamorous commissions around the globe. This year’s winner is a little different.

Shigeru Ban has designed museums, homes and concert halls. But Ban is best known for a more humble kind of work: The temporary structures he’s built for refugees and evacuees all over the world.

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Japanese cuisine “Washoku” added to UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list

| Awards and Honors, Culture and Society News, Foods and Drinks News, Foods and Drinks Reports, News, Reports, Travel and Tourism News | 12/04/2013

Washoku-Japanese-Cuisine2

UNESCO picks Japanese cuisine as cultural heritage
Date: Dec 4, 2013
Source: NHK WORLD

UNESCO has added Japanese cuisine and food culture to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

The world body’s intergovernmental committee made the decision at a meeting in Azerbaijan on Wednesday. Japan filed an application with UNESCO in March last year, following a request by a Japanese civic group.

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Japanese Researchers Discover Compound Effective in Treating Eczema

| Awards and Honors, Reports | 09/19/2013

Assoc. Prof. Kabashima(Left), Postdoc fellow Otsuka(Right)

Possible new therapeutic strategy to regulate atopic dermatitis via upregulating filaggrin expression
Date: September 17, 2013
Source: Kyoto University

Associate Professor Kenji Kabashima (Department dermatology, Graduate School of Medicine), and Postdoctoral fellow Atsushi Otsuka (Innovation Center for Immunregulation Technology and Therapeutics :AK project) found the compound to regulate atopic dermatitis via upregulating filaggrin expression.

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