The result of Effects of the Nobel Prize Awarding by Japanese on Public Attitude to Science and Technology -Effects of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine-

Shinya Yamanaka, a stem cell biologist at Kyoto University, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on October 8, 2012, from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
We conducted web surveys in November 2012, January 2013, and March 2013 to figure out the effects of the Nobel Prize win by Japanese scientists on public awareness of science and technology in Japan.
Our results suggest that women, in particular, showed increasing interest in the topics of the science and technology. Furthermore, children showed growing interest in research-oriented jobs.