Tokyo, Nov 3, IRNA - An Iranian economist and researcher on Japan won a Japanese cultural badge for the first time in the country's history. The Japanese government has awarded Mohammad Naqizadeh in recognition of his concerted efforts in the field of promoting research on Japan.
The official ceremony of granting the badge to Naqizadeh will be held in Imperial Palace in Tokyo on November 7.
During the event, the Japanese Emperor will also present the awards of three Japanese scientists who have grabbed Noble Prizes in chemistry and physics.
Japanese cultural badge was instituted in 1888 and the first was presented to Shibusawa Eiichi, who is considered the father of the country's economic system.
On the other hand, the badge is awarded to the scientists aged between 80 and 90 while Naqizadeh is 66 years old.
He is the youngest foreign scientist in the field.
Naqizadeh, a noted Iranian economist, headed Japan's Research Institute for years and he is also member of Japanese delegation dealing with Afghan issues.
He has written many books in Persian an Japanese languages including 'Japan and Its Economic Security Policies' and 'Japan and War, Reconstruction and Economic Policies'.
His 'Japanese Economic Thoughts' was selected as the best book of the year in 2006.
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