The Fukuoka Prize 2001 Event Reports
The Fukuoka Prize 2001 Award ceremony
- September 13, 2001 (14:00 - 16:00)
- ACROS Fukuoka Symphony Hall
The prize Presentation Ceremony for the 12th Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes 2001 began in a solemn atmosphere with a musical performance by the Fukuoka Salon Orchestra. Approximately 1,100 people, including representatives from the embassies of the laureates' countries, exchange students in Fukuoka, guests from international exchange organizations, members of business circles, universities, and local organizations as well as the citizens of Fukuoka, attended the ceremony.
Folowing a brief description of the history of the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes, the laureates' profiles and examples of their academic or artistic achievements were introduced on a video screen. Greetings from the organizing representative, speeches by the guests and the summary of the screening process were then made before the laureates were bestowed their prizes by the organizing committee representatives Each of the four laureates express their joys upon receiving the prizes in their acceptance speech and gave their views on Fukuoka City and its citizens.
A special artistic performance of Tsukushigoto, the origin of the contemporary koto, was given, providing an additional appeal to the ceremony.
Public Lectures 2001
Laureates introduced the ideas and thoughts of their specialized fields in their lectures, talks with panelists, and performances.
School Visits 2001
Laureates visited elementary, junior and high schools in Fukuoka to send valuable messages to the students.
Other Events 2001
Laureates shared their thoughts and views with local experts on their fields.
Download the Anuual Report 2001
You can download the annual report 2001 in Adobe PDF to check all the events and programs of the Fukuoka Prize 2001.