Factbox: Japanese winners of Nobel Prizes
By Antoni Slodkowski
TOKYO (Reuters) - Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and Japanese-born U.S. citizen Shuji Nakamura won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source.
Here is a list of previous Japanese-born Nobel laureates.
1949 - Hideki Yukawa – for his prediction of the existence of mesons - subatomic particles intermediate in mass between electron and proton.
1965 - Shinichiro Tomonaga - for fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics. Continued...