The Fukuoka Prize 2005 Event Reports
The Fukuoka Prize 2005 Award ceremony
- September 15, 2005 (14:00 - 16:20)
- Fukuoka International Congress Center, Main Hall
The Prize Presentation Ceremony for the 16th Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes 2005 was held in a solemn atmosphere with the attendance of approximately 1,000 people, including Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino, representatives from the embassies of the laureates’ countries, guests from international exchange organizations, business circles, universities, exchange students in Fukuoka, and local organizations as well as the citizens of Fukuoka City.
At the ceremony, brief introductions of the laureates’ achievements were made, after which the laureates appeared on stage in a big round of applause from the audience. Greetings from the organizing representative, an Imperial address delivered by His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino and the summary of the screening process were made before the laureates were bestowed their prizes by the organizing committee representatives. Each of the laureates expressed their joy upon receiving the prizes, their views on Asia and messages to the citizens of Fukuoka City. At the grand finale, students at Fukuoka International School presented the laureates with flower bouquets, inviting another generous applause from the floor.
A Korean singer-songwriter “Ryu” added an extra touch of beauty to the ceremony in his special musical performance.
Public Lectures 2005
Laureates introduced the ideas and thoughts of their specialized fields in their lectures, talks with panelists, and performances.
School Visits 2005
Laureates visited elementary, junior and high schools in Fukuoka to send valuable messages to the students.
Other Events 2005
Laureates shared their thoughts and views with local experts on their fields.
Download the Anuual Report 2005
You can download the annual report 2005 in Adobe PDF to check all the events and programs of the Fukuoka Prize 2005.