I sincerely congratulate all those honored by the Global Energy Prize, and the Association’s team on the 15th anniversary of the Prize foundation. Also, I express my great respect and gratitude for the efforts of your Association to development of energy and related areas of science and technology.
The government of Japan is very proud of this prestigious prize was awarded to three researchers from Japan Dr. Masaji YOSHIKAWA in 2006, Dr. Akira YOSHINO in 2013 and Dr. Shuji NAKAMURA.
Providing a steady supply of energy, which is the backbone of the economy, and its efficient use is important for any country, and there is a need of efforts from the global point of view. In particular, in Japanese-Russia relations, mutually beneficial cooperation in the fields of energy and advanced technology is an important component of the eight-item plan of mutual economic cooperation, through which opportunities for further development in the future are opened up.
The awarding of 35 persons from 11 countries of the 15-year history of the Prize also provides an opportunity to global cooperation strengthening and exchanges in the field of energy and related fields of science and technology. I wish the Global Energy Prize and related activity would play an important role in global challenges and contribute to the welfare of humanity through the further advancement of research of all the award laureates.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of Japan to the Russian Federation