Battery developer wins Russian energy prize
Yomiuri -- Jun 23
Researcher Akira Yoshino was awarded Russia's 2013 Global Energy Prize on Friday in recognition of his work in the development of lithium-ion battery technology.

The award represents "an opportunity to spur cooperation and exchanges between Japan and Russia," Masaji Matsuyama, parliamentary senior vice foreign minister, said in a congratulatory message at an award ceremony in St. Petersburg on behalf of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Source: Yomiuri
Sep 15
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Sep 15
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Sep 15
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Sep 15
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