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METI Minister Sugawara Holds Meeting with Dr. Yoshino Akira Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corporation

October 18, 2019

On October 18, 2019, Mr. Sugawara Isshu, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, held a meeting with Dr. Yoshino Akira, Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corporation, who visited the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

Dr. Yoshino is a 2019 Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry, recognized for his achievements in the research and development of lithium ion batteries (LIB). On October 18, 2019, Dr. Yoshino visited METI and made a briefing on his winning of the prize to Minister Sugawara.

Dr. Yoshino explained his research on development of LIB and the achievements therefrom, which led to him winning the Nobel Prize in chemistry, while Minister Sugawara expressed his congratulations to Dr. Yoshino for his winning of the prize and stated his hope for Dr. Yoshino’s further success in the future.

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