On behalf of all members in JUNCO(Japanese University Consortium for GPS Research), Prof. Teruyuki Kato received the Tsuboi Prize of the Geodetic Society of Japan (Group Prize).
*The Tsuboi Prize of the Geodetic Society of Japan (Individual Prize) was established in 1993 to encourage young geodesists in Japan after the late Prof. Chuji Tsuboi who was one of the greatest geodesists in Japan. Since then, the prize winner has been awarded annually.
Recognizing the importance of group organization in geodetic studies, the Group Prize was established afterward in 2001 and has been awarded to a group which has achieved outstanding contributions to geodetic studies.
(cited from The Geodetic Society of Japan website)