Nobel Prize Winner Honjo Expresses Delight

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Kyoto, Oct. 2 (Jiji Press)--Tasuku Honjo, professor at Kyoto University, said Tuesday that he has led a fortunate life, expressing his delight at winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Honjo, 76, wearing a navy suit and a light blue tie, arrived at the university in Kyoto, western Japan, in the morning and smiled at a secretary of his laboratory as he received a bouquet.

"I pulled myself together and thought about a variety of things," Honjo said at the beginning of a press conference, also attended by his wife, Shigeko, 75.

Honjo said he was lucky to inherit from his parents a healthy body and a tendency to think about things in depth, to be able to pursue his research when the life science field developed significantly and to benefit from ample research funding.

"I've never thought about quitting research," he said.

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