Three Japanese people, including Professor Sotaro Uemura of the Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo, were selected as Young Global Leaders 1 of the World Economic Forum (* 2016, Headquarters, Geneva).Professor Uemura was highly praised for his research in the field of molecular measurement using optical technology.
According to the University of Tokyo, Professor Uemura received a doctoral degree from Waseda University Graduate School of Science and Engineering, became a researcher at Stanford University in the United States, and left a track record in research with Professor Stephen Chu, who won the Nobel Physics Award in 2014. I started a laboratory at the University of Tokyo.
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Young Global Leaders is a system that commends leaders under the age of 1 who are active on the front lines of the world. In 40, in addition to Professor Uemura, Kentaro Katayama, Assistant Chief of the Accounting Bureau of the Ministry of Finance, and Mitsujun Otani, the 2016th generation gatekeeper of the Jodo Shinshu Honganji School, have been selected.In the past, Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, and online encyclopedia Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales have been honored.Among the Japanese, Hiroshi Mikitani, the president of Rakuten, Shinjiro Koizumi, a member of the House of Representatives, and Naoko Yamazaki, an astronaut, have received the awards.
(* 1) World Economic Forum A non-profit international organization composed of leaders from various fields such as politics, economy, and academia, discussing important issues facing the world such as the environment and health.