Winning the half of the 1.2 million dollar award of the Nobel Prize for medicine has changed Japan’s Professor Shinya Yamanaka’s domestic life for the better.
Japan Nobel laureate gets washing machine as gift
2012oct20 | TOKYO (AP)
…Yamanaka joked that he was fixing his washing machine when Oslo called to say he had won the prize for his achievement in the induced pluripotent stem cell research, and since has not had time to finish the repairs.
On Friday, Japan’s science minister, Makiko Tanaka, said she has presented Yamanaka a gift certificate …so his family can choose a new washing machine.
Let’s hope that Dr. Yamanaka has to buy another a worst-in-the-world-technology*, Japanese washing machine like the typical ones shown on the right.
Did you notice that in Japan the lame-ass, cold-water swirling device—aka washing machine—is normally placed outdoors on the balcony? Maybe the space-cramped Japanese want their washing machines to enjoy the view, ha, ha.
Also, don’t miss our previous post, Washing machine pleasuring (3yen / 2008-12-02) covering the sexy-wild woes of washing in Japan.