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Award Ceremony Highlights: Honda Prize 2017

November 16, 2017, at Imperial Hotel Tokyo

(from left to right)
Mr. Hiroto Ishida / President of Honda Foundation, Dr. Matsunami, Mrs. Matsunami, Mr. Tsutomu Honda / Adivisor of Honda Foundation
The 38th Honda Prize ceremony has been held on Thursday, November 16, at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo, with 220 guests such as officers of foreign Embassies in Japan, policy makers, scholars, researchers and media people.
This year’s laureate is Dr. Hiroyuki Matsunami, Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University for his outstanding contributions to pioneering research on “silicon carbide (SiC) power devices” and its practical applications.

Movie of The Laureate

Commemorative Speech by the laureate:

The lecture text will be available in Spring 2018.

Congratulatory Addresses by Guests of Honor

Dr. Kazuo Kyuma
Executive Member Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office

Dr. Michiharu Nakamura
Counselor to the President, Japan Science and Technology Agency

Mr. Takanobu Ito
Director and Advisor, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Mr. Yasushi Fukunaga
First Senior Vice President, NIDEC CORPORATION

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