Yoshino To Collect Nobel Prize At Ceremony

Yoshino to collect Nobel Prize at ceremony

The Japanese co-winner of this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Akira Yoshino, will collect his award at a ceremony in Sweden on Tuesday.

Yoshino, an honorary fellow at major Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei Corporation, is sharing the prize with US scientist John Goodenough and Britain's Stanley Whittingham.

They are being recognized for contributions to the development of the lithium-ion battery, widely used in smartphones and laptops.

Yoshino told reporters he was nervous, but hoped to enjoy the occasion in which he said he can meet various people. He said he was also looking forward to a banquet for prize winners.

The ceremony for most prizes starts at 4:30 p.m. in a concert hall in central Stockholm.

The laureates will be awarded their medals and diplomas from Sweden's King Carl Gustaf in front of more than 1,500 guests. That will be followed by a banquet at the Stockholm City Hall.

The Peace Prize will be awarded separately in the Norwegian capital, Oslo.