Dr. Masatoshi Koshiba, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics in 2002, who served as an Honorary Member since 2003, passed away on November 12th, 2020.
Dr. Isamu Akasaki, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics in 2014 and an Honorary Member since 2015, passed away on April 1st, 2021.
On April 6th, 2021, the Society held a webinar with Professor Hiroshi Amano, Nobel Laureate in Physics in 2014, as a speaker.
Dr. Ei-ichi Negishi, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry in 2010, who served as an Honorary Member since 2011, passed away on June 6th, 2021.
Dr. Toshihide Masukawa, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry in 2008 who served as an Honorary Member since 2009 passed away on July 29th, 2021.
On September 16th, 2021, the Society held a webinar with Professor Yoshihiko Fukushima, Waseda University’s School of Politics and Economics, as a speaker on the theme of comparing responses to COVID-19 in Japan and Sweden.
The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Dr. Syukuro Manabe, Senior Metrologist at Princeton University, for his pioneering work.
During 2022, the Society organised several events, including a Nobel lecture by Dr Yoshino, Nobel Laureate, followed by a dinner hosted by the Swedish Ambassador on 1st December.
On April 22nd, 2023, the Society co-hosted a lecture by Carl-Henrik Heldin, Chair of the Board of the Nobel Foundation at the University of Tokyo’s Hongo campus on the theme “Cancer Research – Inspiration from the Nobel Prizes”.