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Japan Prize presentation attended by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan: Ceremony for three British and American laureates


On April 16, the Japan Prize Foundation (President: Hiroshi Komiyama) held the award ceremony for the 2024 Japan Prize at the Imperial Hotel in Uchisaiwai, Chiyoda City, Tokyo, in the presence of the Emperor and Empress of Japan. The winners of this year's award are Dr. Sir Brian Hoskins, Professor of the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading in the UK, Dr. John Wallace, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington in the USA, and Dr. Ronald Evans, Professor of the Gene Expression Laboratory at the Salk Institute in the USA. At the ceremony, Chairman Yoshio Yazaki presented the three winners with certificates and awards.

Award recipients (From left) Dr. Brian Hoskins, Dr. John Wallace, and Dr. Ronald Evans.
Provided by the Japan Prize Foundation.

His Majesty the Emperor said, "I would like to pay tribute to the laureates for their continued outstanding contributions through research to the prediction of extreme weather events caused by global warming and the improved well-being of humanity. In recent years, the challenges facing the world on a global scale, including those in the aforementioned fields, have become increasingly diverse and complex. Therefore, we must work together hand-in-hand to overcome these challenges, drawing on the collective wisdom from various fields of endeavour, underpinned by broader perspectives."

Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress at the award ceremony.
Provided by the Japan Prize Foundation.

This article has been translated by JST with permission from The Science News Ltd. ( Unauthorized reproduction of the article and photographs is prohibited.

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