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Yoshiaki Arata (荒田 吉明, Arata Yoshiaki, born 1924)[1] is a pioneer of nuclear fusion research in Japan[1] and a former professor at Osaka University.[2] He is reported to be a strong nationalist, speaking only Japanese in public.[1] He received the Order of Culture in 2006.[3]

Yoshiaki Arata
Born 1924
Residence Japan
Nationality Japanese
Awards Order of Culture of Japan
Scientific career
Fields Cold fusion
Institutions Osaka University

Arata started researching and publishing in the field of cold fusion around 1998, together with his colleague Yue Chang Zhang.[4]

Further readingEdit


  • Y. Arata and Y. C. Zhang. "Achievement of intense 'cold' fusion reaction," Proceedings of the Japanese Academy, series B, 1990. 66:l.
  • Y.Arata. Patent Application US 2006/0153752 A


  1. ^ a b c "La rivincita del Samurai" (in Italian). Il Sole 24 Ore. 22 May 2008. 
  2. ^ Ludovica Manusardi Carlesi (22 May 2008). "Nucleare, la fusione fredda funziona" (in Italian). Il Sole 24 Ore. 
  3. ^ Arata receives award from Emperor of Japan
  4. ^ "Cold fusion success in Japan gets warm reception in India". Thaindian News. 2008-05-27.