Tokyo: American scientist John W. Cahn has been awarded Japan`s annual Kyoto Prize for his work in materials science and alloys engineering.
Cahn, a professor at the University of Washington, is one of three recipients of the Kyoto Prize, which was established in 1985 and is Japan`s highest private award for lifetime achievement.
Cahn was presented with the advanced technology award and a cash gift of 50 million yen, or about $650,000, at a ceremony in Kyoto on Thursday, according to the Inamori Foundation.
Astrophysicist Rashid Sunyaev, a dual citizen of Russia and Germany, was awarded the basic sciences prize for his contributions in astronomy.
Tamasaburo Bando V, a Japanese Kabuki actor, was presented with the arts and philosophy prize.