Nobel winner Akira Yoshino to head net-zero carbon emissions research center

Business Jan 17, 2020

Nobel winner Akira Yoshino to head net-zero carbon emissions research center

Nobel Prize-winning scientist Akira Yoshino will head a new government-funded international research center focusing on reducing carbon emissions to net-zero, industry minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said Friday. The new body will consist of 300 to 400 scientists, including from the United States, France and Germany, working ...

Editorials Oct 10, 2019

A Nobel Prize for a revolutionary technology

The awarding of the Nobel Prize in chemistry to Akira Yoshino provides us with an opportunity to see whether Japanese firms and universities are investing enough resources in innovative research that has the potential to radically change our lives for the better.

Business Feb 19, 2014

Japanese scientist Akira Yoshino win 'engineering's Nobel'

The U.S. National Academy of Engineering presented four engineers, including two Japanese, with its highest honor for developing lithium-ion batteries, the technology used to power cellphones and other portable electronics. Asahi Kasei Corp. fellow Akira Yoshino, 66, and Yoshio Nishi, 72, a former Sony Corp. ...