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Event Schedule 2004

The Fukuoka Prize 2004 Award ceremony

Date
September 17, 2004 (14:00 - 16:00)
Venue
ACROS Fukuoka Symphony Hall
Participants
850

The Prize Presentation Ceremony for the 15th Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes 2004 was held with attendance by approximately 850 people, including Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and 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.

At the ceremony, His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino delivered an Imperial Address, followed by an introduction of the laureates’ profiles on a video screen and the prize presentation by the organizing committee.  Congratulatory addresses were also made by guests, H. E. Ambassador Kawai Masao from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Kawai Hayao,  Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Director Nishisaka Noboru, Arts and Culture Division, Cultural Affairs Dept. of the Agency read on his behalf), and Governor Aso Wataru of Fukuoka Prefecture, praising the laureates’ contributions.  Each of the laureates expressed their joy upon receiving the prizes and shared their views with the citizens of Fukuoka City.

A special music performance of the sarod by the Grand Prize laureate Mr. Amjad Ali Khan and his group added an extra touch of beauty to the ceremony.

Public Lectures

Public Lecture by Amjad Ali KHAN

Title
Sarod – Heaven and Man Become One
Date
September 18, 2004 (14:00 - 17:00)
Venue
IMS Hall
Sarod player
Mr. Amjad Ali Khan, Mr. Amaan Ali Bangash, Mr. Ayaan Ali Bangash
Tambura player
Mr. Shafaat Ahmed Khan
interpretation
Prof. Fujii Tomoaki (Chubu Institute for Advanced Studies)

Public Lecture by Mr. Amjad Ali Khan was held in IMS Hall on September 18, and he introduced his idea and thought on his specialized field in his special performance.

Public Lecture by LI Yining

Title
Can Japan-China Cooperation Encourage the Economic Integration in the East Asian Region
Date
September 18, 2004 (18:00 - 20:00)
Venue
ACROS Fukuoka Event Hall
Panelist
Mr. Tokushima Chihiro (President of Tokusui Corporation)
Panelist
Professor Watanabe Toshio (Faculty of International Development, Takushoku University)
Coordinator
Professor Kojima Tomoyuki (Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University)

Public Lecture by Prof. Li Yining was held in ACROS FUKUOKA on September 18, and he introduced his idea and thought on his specialized field in his lecture, talks with panelists.

Public Lecture by Ram Dayal RAKESH

Title
Women Carry and Revive Folk Culture for the Future
Date
September 19, 2004 (13:00 - 15:30)
Venue
ACROS Fukuoka Event Hall
Panerist
Ms. Hasunuma Miyoko (Curator at the Mithila Museum, Niigata)
Panerist
Ms. Mori Jun (Director, the Association of Dental Cooperation in Nepal)
Coordinator
Professor Ohji Toshiaki (School of Human Culture, University of Shiga Prefecture)

Public Lecture by Dr. Ram Dayal Rakesh was held in ACROS FUKUOKA on September 19, and he introduced his idea and thought on his specialized field in his lecture, talks with panelists.

Public Lecture by Sembukuttiarachilage Roland SILVA

Title
Spirit of Conservation, Spirit of Creation
Date
September 19, 2004 (16:00 - 18:00)
Venue
ACROS Fukuoka Event Hall
Panerist
Professor Nakagawa Takeshi (School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University)
Panerist
Professor Muramatsu Shin (Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo)
Coordinator
Professor Fujihara Keiyo (Faculty of Design, Kyushu University)

Public Lecture by Prof. Dr. S. Roland Silva was held in ACROS FUKUOKA on September 19, and he introduced his idea and thought on his specialized field in his lecture, talks with panelists.