Hokkaido University researchers receive commendations from MEXT

University News | April 17, 2023

From top left clockwise: Masaaki Kitajima, Tomomi Tsunemoto, Tomohiro Watanabe, Xiang Li, Jun Nishioka, and Shinpei Kubota.

Six Hokkaido University researchers are to receive the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The ceremony will take place on April 19, 2023.


The recipients are:


Awards for Science and Technology (Research Category)


– Professor Jun Nishioka (Institute of Low Temperature Science)

Laboratory’s website: https://sites.google.com/view/pan-okhotsk-en/home



The Young Scientists’ Award


– Associate Professor Masaaki Kitajima (Faculty of Engineering)

Laboratory’s website: https://www.eng.hokudai.ac.jp/labo/water/English/E_index.html


– Associate Professor Xiang Li (Graduate School of Life Science)

Laboratory’s website: https://www.xiangli-lab.com/en


– Assistant Professor Tomohiro Watanabe (Institute of Low Temperature Science)

Laboratory’s website: http://www.lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp/micro-ecol/index.html


– Specially Appointed Lecturer Shinpei Kubota (Research Institute for Electronic Science)

Laboratory’s website: https://www.igm.hokudai.ac.jp/neuroimmune/en/index.html


– Lecturer Tomomi Tsunemoto (Graduate School of Science)

Original announcement (in Japanese)




Written by Public Relations and Communications Division