Thursday, October 16, 2008

(Baka) Semi-Gaijin

Now we know the answer to the earlier confusion: He's a (baka)semi-gaijin.

Nobel laureate in physics Yoichiro Nambu will be listed as an American in public documents to be issued by the Japanese government, while his award-winning research will be recognized to have been achieved as a Japanese national, the government has announced.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has come up with the unusual measures as Nambu, 87, is a Tokyo-born American citizen. It is the first time that a Japanese of foreign nationality has won the prize. Mainichi

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