Japanese professor wins British engineering prize for new photodiode

Feb 2, 2017

Japanese professor wins British engineering prize for new photodiode

A Japanese professor was among four researchers Wednesday to receive the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for his contribution to the development of digital imaging sensors. Nobukazu Teranishi, professor at Shizuoka University and the University of Hyogo, shares the £1 million prize with Eric ...

12 international students win Josai University poetry awards

Feb 2, 2017

12 international students win Josai University poetry awards

The Josai University International Modern Poetry Center has awarded 12 prizes in an effort to recognize international students who have created original Japanese poetry works. Dubbed “The Road Home Prize,” the initiative is in honor of former Chancellor Noriko Mizuta’s “Kiro” collection of poetry ...

Japan's first hydro plant wins U.S. award for 125-year history

Sep 13, 2016

Japan's first hydro plant wins U.S. award for 125-year history

Japan’s first commercial hydroelectric plant has won a coveted Milestones award by a U.S.-based organization for its contribution to local modernization, the Kyoto Municipal Government and Kansai Electric Power Co. said. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, which recognizes historic achievements in the ...

Sep 1, 2016

Japanese volunteer group receives Magsaysay Award in Philippines

The Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and five other organizations and individuals from Asia on Wednesday formally received the Ramon Magsaysay Award, often dubbed Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, for “all daring to create social good” in the region. The recipients were each conferred ...

Jul 27, 2016

JICA-run youth volunteer program wins 'Asia's Nobel Prize'

Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers has been chosen as one of the recipients of this year’s prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award, known as Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the foundation that created it said Wednesday. One of the six awardees for 2016, the government-initiated youth ...

Japan-born ballerina O'Neill wins prestigious Benois prize

May 18, 2016

Japan-born ballerina O'Neill wins prestigious Benois prize

Dancer Hannah O’Neill on Tuesday won the prestigious award for the ballerina category in the Benois de la Danse competition, becoming only the second recipient from Japan to do so. The 23-year-old O’Neill, of New Zealand and Japanese parents, is a premier dancer with ...