The 18th(2002) Award

Award Ceremony
Opening Address
Report on the Process of Selection
Address by His Majesty the Emperor
Congratulatory Address
(Prime Minister)
Congratulatory Address
(Minister of Education)
Acceptance Address
(Professor Masatoshi Nei)
Awards the 2002 International Prize for Biology
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Presentation of the 2002 International Prize for Biology








Dr.Nei, holding the Imperial Gift


The Presentation Ceremony



Dr.Nei talks with Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress at the reception

On December 2, a presentation ceremony for the 2002 International Prize for Biology was held at the Japan Academy in the presence of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress.

At the ceremony, the Prize and an Imperial Gift were presented to Dr. Masatoshi Nei, this yearfs Prize recipient. An opening message was delivered by Dr. Saburo Nagakura, Chairman of the Committee, and a report on the selection process was provided by Dr. Kunio Iwatsuki, Chairman of the Selection Committee on the International Prize for Biology.

A congratulatory message was delivered by His Majesty the Emperor, followed by congratulatory remarks from the Prime Minister (read by Mr. Teijiro Furukawa, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary) and from Ms. Atsuko Toyama, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

At the end of the Ceremony, Dr. Nei gave an acceptance address.

A reception party held after the ceremony was attended by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, who conversed with Dr. Nei and his family and the other guests, including embassy representatives and Prize Committee members, in a warm and relaxed atmosphere.