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U.S.-French duo win Nobel Chemistry Prize for gene editing tool

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Well done! I think there is another well known researcher in Boston. Guess he got the snub even though his patent was one of the first. Academics is cut throat!

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The way NHK reported this was beyond pathetic. Any normal Japanese should be, and probably is extremely embarrassed and ashamed of the whole media apparatus of this country.

NHK headlines: https://imgur.com/a/RXJPF8V

It reminded me of the way Kyodo reported the non-Japanese winner last year: https://imgur.com/a/4TOaEIL

The media is called the 4th estate because their job is not only to hold the people in power accountable, but also because they are the main tool that shapes mainstream culture. Japanese media not only doesn't hold the government accountable, but they also use their power to degrade culture, instead of elevating it.

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@IloveCoffee.....yeah I saw that too. Within 10 seconds after the award was announced, "Zannen, non-Japanese people did not win the Nobel Prize this year. OK onto the next news item"

Hilarious

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my typo juju is amazing....Within 10 seconds after the award was announced, "Zannen, non-Japanese people won the Nobel Prize this year. OK onto the next news item"

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TBS interrupted regular programming last night to cut live to Sweden. When the winners were announced, the instant reaction from the guy in the TBS studio was, "Oh, they're not Japanese!" (as if that were a crime)

Then the headline read, "Japanese did not get Nobel Chemistry Prize." Gimme a break.

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 Any normal Japanese should be, and probably is extremely embarrassed and ashamed of the whole media apparatus of this country.

Better word, apathetic. There are far too many things here that people just dont care enough about to effect change. They are stuck with thinking the status-quo is the goal in life, and just keep smart-phoning their lives away!

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Congratulations to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna.

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