National Nov 10, 2015

Teams led by Nobel laureate Kajita, other Japanese win Breakthrough Prize

A foundation sponsored by top U.S. business executives has selected five project teams investigating neutrino oscillation, including one led by Nobel physics laureate Takaaki Kajita, as winners of its Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Three of the five teams are led by Japanese researchers. Kajita's team ...

National Oct 30, 2015

Two Nobel scientists to receive Order of Culture award

The government on Friday said Nobel laureates Satoshi Omura and Takaaki Kajita are among the seven individuals this year who will receive the Order of Culture, Japan's top award for contributions to culture. Omura, 80, was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, ...

Editorials Oct 9, 2015

Nobels in medicine and physics

Japan can take great pride in its two Nobel Prizes this week, but the honor should also remind the government of the needs for robust support for basic research.