Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday (6/10) congratulated Syukuro Manabe, one of the three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics.
Kishida credits Manabe’s success in his pioneering work on global warming.
Manabe, originally from Japan, won the award for finding order in disorder, helping to explain and predict complex forces of nature, including human understanding of climate change.
The 90-year-old meteorologist studied at the University of Tokyo before moving to the United States.
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said Manabe’s award brought the total number of Japanese Nobel laureates to 28.
He promised to strengthen his country’s research, saying the government would “nurturing young and creative researchers”. [ab/uh]