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Award Ceremony Highlights: Honda Prize 2023

November 16, 2023, at Imperial Hotel Tokyo

(from left to right)
Mr. Hiroto Ishida, President of Honda Foundation/ Mrs. Sagawa/ Dr. Masato Sagawa/ Dr. John J. Croat/ Dr. Kazuko Matsumoto, Vice president of Honda Foundation
The 44th Honda Prize award ceremony has been held on Thursday, November 16, at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo, with 120 guests such as officers of foreign Embassies in Japan, policy makers, scholars, researchers and media people.
This year’s laureates are Dr. Masato Sagawa (advisor to Daido Steel Co., Ltd. and the president of NDFEB Corporation) and Dr. John J. Croat (former president of John Croat Consulting, Inc.), for inventing neodymium magnet, the world's strongest permanent magnet, enabling significant IT advancements for society.

Movie of The Laureates

Commemorative Speech by the laureates

"Through the invention of Nd-Fe-B magnets -Joy of being a researcher; the best job in the world!"
  Dr. Masato Sagawa

"The Discovery of NdFeB Permanent Magnets by the Rapid Solidification Route"
  Dr. John J. Croat

Congratulatory Addresses by Guests of Honor

Mr. Tom Hines
Counselor for Economic and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Embassy Tokyo

Dr. Tetsuya Shimizu
President and CEO, Representative Executive Director, Daido Steel Co., Ltd.

Mr. Seiji Kuraishi
Chairman and Director, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Dr. Satoshi Sugimoto
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University

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