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Nikkei Asia Prizes

China environmentalist, Vietnam doctor and India reformer honored

All three made contributions to fighting stubborn ills in their societies

From left, Nguyen Thanh Liem, Ma Jun and Bindeshwar Pathak appear at the awards ceremony for the 23rd Nikkei Asia Prizes in Tokyo on June 13. (Photo by Maho Obata)

TOKYO -- A Chinese founder of an online pollution database, a Vietnamese doctor who brings life-changing treatments to children and an Indian reformer who fights the curse of poor sanitation received awards here on Wednesday recognizing outstanding Asians.

The Nikkei Asia Prizes are given to individuals and groups in Asia that have made outstanding contributions to the region's development. This year was 23rd time they were awarded.

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