Editor/Translator Note:

This is a local story from a Kanagawa Newspaper in Japan. Sagamihara is the city where Dr. Nagai works as a professor. Nagai is known for his "discovery" in which he claimed that the DNA from the blood from a handkerchief of the future Nicholas II (the "Otsu Incident") did not match to the DNA from the remains discovered in Ekaterinburg. This study was fiercely criticized by forensic experts, and Nagai never published his data in any scientific journal or online. Unfortunately, Japanese newspapers still take his word at face value, while a couple of ambiguous foreign organizations with an apparent agenda continue to praise his study.


Local News by Kanagawa Newspaper

Sagamihara-city, Kanagawa, Japan

03/21/2005

20:45:22

Professor Nagai of Kitasato University Receives A Honorable Title.

Professor Tatsuo Nagai, 64, of Kitasato University Medical Hygienic Department , Kitazato, Sagamihara city, received a title of honorable member from the Central Committee for Investigation of Remains of Family Members of Tsar Nicholas II. Nagai has been working on identifying the remains of Russia’s last Tsar Nicholas II who was executed during the Russian Revolution

In 2001, Professor Nagai found that the bones, which used to be believed to be those of Tsar Nicholas II in fact belonged to another person from his DNA study. This study cast doubt on the established theory of the academic society.

The commission appraised his investigation and presented the honorable title to him. In December 2004, Professor Nagai also received the replica of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God from the Patriarchs of the Russian Greek Orthodox Church - the first foreigner to receive it.

Professor Nagai said, "It is such a honor that my study is appreciated this way. I am so proud of this as a scientist who solved the mystery of history".

(Translated by Junichi Hayashi)

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