The Fukuoka Prize 2003 Event Reports
The Fukuoka Prize 2003 Award ceremony
- September 18, 2003 (14:00 - 16:15)
- Fukuoka International Congress Center Main Hall
The Prize Presentation Ceremony for the 14th Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes 2003 began with attendance by approximately 1,000 people, including Her Imperial Highness Princess Akishino, representatives from the embassies of the laureates' countries, exchange students in Fukuoka, guests from international exchange organizations, business circles, universities, and local organizations as well as the citizens of Fukuoka City.
Following an introduction of the laureates' profiles on a video screen, the organizing committee presented the laureates with their prizes. Congratulatory addresses were made by guests, H. E. Mine Yoshiki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Aso Wataru, Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture praising the laureates' contributions. Each of the laureates then expressed their joy upon receiving the prizes in their acceptance speeches and shared their views with the citizens of Fukuoka City. A special music performance by "BEGIN," the Okinawan music band added an extra touch to the ceremony.
Public Lectures 2003
Laureates introduced the ideas and thoughts of their specialized fields in their lectures, talks with panelists, and performances.
School Visits 2003
Laureates visited elementary, junior and high schools in Fukuoka to send valuable messages to the students.
Other Events 2003
Laureates shared their thoughts and views with local experts on their fields.
Download the Anuual Report 2003
You can download the annual report 2003 in Adobe PDF to check all the events and programs of the Fukuoka Prize 2003.