Nobel academy member slams Dylan as 'arrogant'

Oct 22, 2016

Nobel academy member slams Dylan as 'arrogant'

A prominent member of the academy that awards the Nobel literature prize slammed this year’s laureate, Bob Dylan, as arrogant on Friday, citing his total silence since the award was announced on Oct. 13. The U.S. singer-songwriter has not responded to repeated phone calls ...

Oct 4, 2016

Cabinet ministers hail Yoshinori Ohsumi's Nobel win

Members of the Cabinet on Tuesday hailed Yoshinori Ohsumi for winning the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine and vowed to continue support for high-level research. “The government will further strengthen its efforts for the sustained creation of innovation, a source of potential growth ...

Colombian government, FARC top Nobel Peace Prize list

Oct 2, 2016

Colombian government, FARC top Nobel Peace Prize list

The architects of a historic accord to end Colombia’s 52-year war are among the favorites to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize as speculation mounts ahead of this week’s honors. The awards season opens Monday with the announcement of the medicine prize in Stockholm, ...

May 27, 2016

Double foreign winners of Japanese decoration and medals: panel

A government panel reviewing Japan’s decoration and medal award system has proposed almost doubling the number of foreign awardees to 300 per year in a phased approach. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is expected to revise the system from this fall’s awards based on ...

Naturalist C.W. Nicol wins Green Culture Prize for forestry efforts

May 14, 2016

Naturalist C.W. Nicol wins Green Culture Prize for forestry efforts

Nagano naturalist C.W. Nicol has been named co-winner of the Green Culture Prize for his outstanding work on woodlands restoration. A longtime contributor to The Japan Times, Nicol received the annual award Saturday from the National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization, an affiliate of the ...