Before Your Inquiry
Have a question? We've attempted to answer many of our users' commonly asked questions. Please refer to the FAQs and other information before sending an inquiry.
- Are the parking lots available for visitors to attend the award ceremony?
Parking lots at the venue are unavailable when the award ceremony is held. There are several metered parking spaces around the venue, and visitors are encouraged to use public transportation.
- I want to know who owns the copyrights of the photos and images on your website.
The copyrights to all text, images, photographs, and all other information contained in this website belong to the Fukuoka Prize Committee unless specifically stated otherwise. If you want to use on your website any photo or image appearing on this website, please add the copyright notice, “©Fukuoka Prize Committee” (not “© Fukuoka City”) to the photo image.
Please also put the name of the laureate, title of the work, production year, and country (where created) under each image of the laureate’s artwork taken from this website.
- I've unexpectedly received a nomination request letter. What should I do?
The Fukuoka Prize was established in 1990 through the collaboration among academia, businesses, and the Fukuoka City for the purpose of promoting and understanding the distinctive cultures of Asia, as well as contributing to peace.
Since its inception, many distinguished individuals have been awarded. Previous laureates include Mr. Donald Keen, a noted scholar of Japanese literature and culture, Mr. Muhammad Yunus who received the Nobel Peace Prize, and Mr. Mo yan who also received the Nobel Literature Prize afterward.
The Fukuoka Prize Committee widely welcomes nominations from members of academic societies and associations, arts and cultural organizations, and the media.
Nominators are selected based on the recommendations by current nominators or by information from academic journals or website of relevant institutions.
We are requesting nominations from you because of your deep knowledge and great contribution in your field.
We would like to ask for your kind cooperation on the recommendation of candidates when you receive a letter of nomination request. (Please refer to the Nomination Guidelines when nominating a candidate.)
Event Application Form
Please fill out the online Event Application Form ( provided in Japanese text only ) for attending Award Ceremony and Public Lectures.
Please fill out the online Nomination Form for the Fukuoka Prize nomination. Before that, we would like you to refer to our Nomination Guideline on our website below, which helps your better understanding in our nominating scheme, conditions and selection criteria.