Yoshiaki Arata
Born 1924
Residence Japan
Nationality Japanese
Fields Cold fusion
Institutions Osaka University
Notable awards Order of Culture of Japan

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]

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.