• Japan’s Ig Nobel Prize Winners

    The Ig Nobel Prize recognizes scientific research that “makes people laugh and then makes them think.” Japanese researchers have consistently been among its recipients since 2007, including a Bandai employee who won the illustrious prize for developing the Tamagotchi and the president of Takara (now Takara Tomy) for inventing the BowLingual dog bark translator. In this series, we look at some of the 28 Japanese Ig Nobel winners to highlight the spirited approach they bring to scientific exploration.