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Shun-ichi AMARI received Cultural Merit Honor

Dr. AMARI Shun-ichi, a senior adviser at RIKEN Brain Science Institute, received Cultural Merit Honor from the Ministry Education,Culture,Sports,Science & Technology for the creation of information geometry and contributions to neural network theory on brain functions. Person of Cultural Merit is an official Japanese recognition and honor which is awarded annually to select people who have made outstanding cultural contributions. Former awardees in mathematics are TAKAGI, Teiji; KODAIRA, Kunihiko; OKA, Kiyoshi; SONO, Shouzou; SHOUDA, Kenjiro; HIRONAKA Heisuke; SATO, Mikio; MORI, Shigefumi; and ITO, Kiyoshi.