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Award Ceremony Highlights: Honda Prize 2022

November 17, 2022, at Imperial Hotel Tokyo

(from left to right)
Mr. Hiroto Ishida, President of Honda Foundation/ Dr. Hidetoshi Katori/ Mrs. Katori / Ms. Katori/ Dr. Hirohisa Uchida, Chairman, Honda Prize Selection Committee
The 43rd Honda Prize ceremony has been held on Thursday, November 17, 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 laureate is Dr. Hidetoshi Katori, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, (Principal Investigator/Team Leader, RIKEN) for inventing the “optical lattice clock” which is 1,000 times more accurate than conventional atomic clocks.

Movie of The Laureate

Commemorative Speech by the laureate:

"From Curiosity-driven Science to Future Technology" Dr. Hidetoshi Katori

Congratulatory Addresses by Guests of Honor

Mr. Fujio Shimizu
Former Professor, Institute for Laser Science Research Center, 
The University of Electro-Communications

Dr. Makoto Gonokami
President, RIKEN

Mr. Seiji Kuraishi
Chairman and Director, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Dr. Tetsuya Ido
Director, Space-Standards Laboratory, Radio Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

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