The winners of the 2020 Science and Technology Award, which is sponsored by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), were announced at MEXT on April 7, 2020. Tatsuya Yokota and Tsuneo Matsunaga received the "Science and Technology Award" along with JAXA's Masakatsu Nakajima and Akihiko Kuze.
The Award Citation Title：Contribution to global warming countermeasures through the development and operation of GOSAT
|The winners of the Science and Technology Award: Tatsuya Yokota (left) and Tsuneo Matsunaga (right).|
|Tatsuya Yokota||Fellow, National Institute for Environmental Studies|
|Professor, Toyo University|
|Tsuneo Matsunaga||Director of Satellite Observation Center|
|Research Center for Global Environmental Studies，National Institute for Environmental Studies|
The award ceremony was scheduled to be held during Science and Technology Week from April 13 to 19 2020, but was cancelled to avoid the risk of COVID-19.
Further information about the award can be found at here (in Japanese, External Link)