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Award Ceremony Highlights: Honda Prize 2018

November 19, 2018, at Imperial Hotel Tokyo

(from left to right)
Mr. Hiroto Ishida / President of Honda Foundation, Dr. Masuoka, Mrs. Masuoka, Mr. Tsutomu Honda / Adivisor of Honda Foundation
The 39th Honda Prize ceremony has been held on Monday, November 19, at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo, with 230 guests such as officers of foreign Embassies in Japan, policy makers, scholars, researchers and media people.
This year’s laureate is Dr. Fujio Masuoka, Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University for his invention of the world’s first flash memory technology, enabling large capacity non-volatile semiconductor memories.

Movie of The Laureate

Congratulatory Addresses by Guests of Honor

Dr. Yasuo Naruke
Representative Director, President and CEO, Toshiba Memory Coporation

Dr. Stefan Lai
Former Vice President, Intel Corporation

Mr. Takahiro Hachigo
President and Representative Director, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Dr. Riichiro Hirota
Professor, National Chiao Tung University

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