Kyoto University Prof Taichi Kugo, defending the inability of Toshihide Masukawa, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics, to speak English. Kugo translated Masukawa's speech in Stockholm into English. (Yomiuri Shimbun)© Japan Today
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Physics requires the ability to think creatively using mathematical formulas, so English isn't essential to pursue theoretical physics in Japan.
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