Shoko just heard that she has won the Suzuki Award from the Ecological Society of Japan, for her work on construction behaviour in birds.
The Suzuki Award (ESJ encouraging award) is given by The Ecological Society of Japan to promising young scientists within four years after received a doctoral degree. Few recipients each year are selected out of self-appointed applicants of ESJ members or candidates recommended by ESJ members. Each recipient receives JPY 50,000 from the Suzuki Foundation in the Ecological Society of Japan. Nice one Shoko!