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October 21, 2014 1:00 pm JST The golden age of Nagoya University? YOSHIO NAGATA, Nikkei senior staff writer, and WATARU NAKAGAWA, Nikkei staff writer TOKYO/NAGOYA -- Nagoya University has been propelled into the limelight after two of its professors, Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano, won this year's Nobel Prize in physics for their work on blue light-emitting diodes. The university has produced six Nobel winners in the science categories, the third most in Japan behind Kyoto University and University of Tokyo.      Nagoya University was the last of Japan's seven "former imperial universities" to be founded. Its name is not as widely recognized as some of Japan's other prestigious universities. But people in Nagoya believe the institution's golden age has arrived. Campus celebrations A banner congratulating the professors hangs from the Akasaki Institute at Nagoya University.  The institute, which is named after the Nobel winner, also include