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Nobel laureate Honjo sues Ono Pharmaceutical over patent royalties

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I bet that most of Japanese intellectuals and scientists will eventually leave the country in mass, soon in the future. Every clever Japanese intellectual and scientist that I talked in the West never wants to go back to Japan. The bureaucratic culture is too much to bear!

Even the freaking Chinese government knows how to use and reward people, while Japanese government simply has no idea.

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The complaint, filed with the Osaka District Court on Friday,

He probably had to file in japan , but Japanese courts are loath to agree to large sum award payments.

"I've been very patient for the past 10 years or so. It's about time to bring this to an end, otherwise there's no merit in it for the university,

Odds are that the Japanese court will say, Go away and negotiate some more.

Best of luck of luck to he.

Gary

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Whenever I hear the phrase Pharmaceutical companies, all I think of is greed.

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Yeah, good luck. They like giving out one percent, an atta boy and a few bows and keeping the lion's share. Hope you get every yen you seek.

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Good luck, but I doubt the Japanese legal system will ever find against against a large corporate. In Japan the line between state and corporate is far more blurred than westerners usually appreciate. Also, compensation payments are always kept low to reduce the volume of cases.

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Good on him. And even better he's going for a US-style amount. But hope he recorded (or has witnesses to) the verbal proposal that was made.

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Hardly US-style. He seems to have made careful calculations to back up his claims.

US-style would include a demand for four hundred bazillion yen to compensate for hurting his feelings and outraging his honour....

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He had a lot of leverage before agreeing to be a witness.

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A lot of people saying Honjo will not win, but it seems like they quite illegally broke their promise, for starters, and the man is no Joe Tanaka -- he's one of the latest Nobel Prize winners Japanese like to pat themselves on the back for and use his name to make themselves feel better, and he's made it quite publicly clear that he would be donating the money to a prestigious school, for the sake of future researchers and their work. He keeps up the press on this and the drug company may quickly wish to settle again... this time the way they promise.

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I bet that most of Japanese intellectuals and scientists will eventually leave the country in mass, soon in the future. Every clever Japanese intellectual and scientist that I talked in the West never wants to go back to Japan. The bureaucratic culture is too much to bear!

They already have been, it started pretty much when the guy who invented the blue light led got screwed.

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Good luck, but I doubt the Japanese legal system will ever find against against a large corporate. In Japan the line between state and corporate is far more blurred than westerners usually appreciate. Also, compensation payments are always kept low to reduce the volume of cases.

Maybe, but they already had offered to pay up to 30 Billion directly to the university, so they know they may have to pay him as well.

But these types of cases here can go on and on and on and on and on, and by the time a decision gets made practically everyone who was involved in the original case are dead!

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They already have been, it started pretty much when the guy who invented the blue light led got screwed.

Such a waste. Shuji Nakamura probably renounced his Japanese citizenship to favor an American one. Japan simply lost an asset to the US. His criticism on Asian education system is on the track, but he forgets that Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean education system is still more international than Japan. Students of those nations can speak fluent English and compete among international peers. Japan is a self-isolated nation in the age of globalization, which China and Vietnam exploited for their rise to successes without the American helps that both Japan and South Korea enjoyed in the 20th century.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/01/nobel-laureate-shuji-nakamura-still-angry-japan

His statement is right on track. Even if Japan's economy collapses so bad, things may change a little bit.

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