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According to NHK, Japanese scientist Isamu Akasaki died at age 92 on April 1st, in one of the hospitals in Nagoya, Japan due to pneumonia.
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Isamu Akasaki was born in 1929 at Kagoshima Prefecture. He graduated from Kyoto University's science department and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1952.
Later on, he worked in Kobe Industries Corp., Nagoya University, and Matsushita Research Institute Tokyo, Inc. (MRIT), respectively.
In 1981, he became a professor of Nagoya University. In 1992, he began to work as a professor in Meijo University. Because of inventing the high efficiency blue LED, Isamu Akasaki, Amano Hiroshi, and Nakamura Shūji won a Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014.
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