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2006 Honda Priz Award Ceremony Highlights
President Hiromori Kawashima, Ms. Sachi Honda, Ms. Katherine Nelson, and Dr. Richard Nelson
This year’s laureate is Professor Emeritus at Columbia University Dr. Richard Nelson who is currently director for the Center for Science Technology and Global Development at Columbia’s prestigious Earth Institute. He received the prize diploma from President Kawashima and the medal and money prize of 10 million yen from Ms. Sachi Honda.
Dr. Nelson's Commerorative Lecture:
Congratulatory Addresses by Guests of Honor
- Dr. Kiyoshi KurokawaSpecial cabinet advisor of Japan
Several guests delivered congratulatory addresses. The ceremony was felt especially timely when Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, the special advisor on science, technology, and innovation to the Abe Cabinet that was formed earlier this year, remarked: "I believe there is quite a lot to learn from Dr. Nelson’s broad perspective on innovation for realizing solutions to the diverse issues facing us today. And I hope Japan’s economy will thrive on such broadly-defined innovations." Dr. Kurokawa is highly expected for his leadership in the Innovation 25 office to assist Minister Sanae Takaichi in charge of science, technology, and innovation.