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(EDITORIAL from the JoongAng Daily on Oct. 8)
Japan’s remarkable awards
Two Japanese scientists have been named winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Ei-ichi Negishi, a chemistry professor at Purdue University, and Akira Suzuki, a retired professor from Hokkaido University, are the recipients. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded them the prize for developing a method of building complex molecules through a metal catalyst.

With the prizes, the total number of Japan’s Nobel laureates has increased to 18, ranking the country seventh in the world.