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Event Schedule 2005

The Fukuoka Prize 2005 Award ceremony

Date
September 15, 2005 (14:00 - 16:20)
Venue
Fukuoka International Congress Center, Main Hall
Participants
1,000

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

Public Lecture by IM Dong-kwon

Title
Explore Cultural Linkage
Date
September 17, 2005 (16:00 - 18:00)
Venue
ACROSS Fukuoka Event Hall
Panelist
Professor Sano Kenji (Graduate School of History and Folklore Studies, Kanagawa University)
Panelist
Assistant Professor Nagamatu Atsushi (Faculty of Humanities, Miyazaki Municipal University)
Panelist
Professor Matsubara Takatoshi (Research Center for Korean Studies, Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University)
Coordnator
Professor Inaba Tsugio (Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies, Kyushu University)

Public Lecture by Prof. Im Dong - kwon was held in ACROS FUKUOKA on September 17, and he introduced his idea and thought on his specialized field in his lecture, talks with panelists.

Public Lecture by Thaw Kaung

Title
Preserve Palm-leaves in Digital Format
Date
September 17, 2005 (13:00 - 15:00)
Venue
ACROS Fukuoka Event Hall
Speaker
Emeritus Professor Okudaira Ryuji (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Speaker
Professor Saito Teruko  (Faculty of Foreign Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Speaker
Professor Ito Toshikatsu (Faculty of Letters, Aichi University)
Coordnator
Professor Ishizawa Yoshiaki (President, Sophia University)

Public Lecture by Dr. Thaw Kaung  was held in ACROS FUKUOKA on September 17, and he introduced his idea and thought on his specialized field in his lecture, talks with panelists.

Public Lecture by Douangdeuane BOUNYAVONG

Title
Infinite Design – Inherited Textiles
Date
September 18, 2005 (14:00 - 16:00)
Venue
Fukuoka Art Museum, Auditorium
Panelist
Associate Professor Suzuki Reiko (Faculty of Foreign Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Coordnator
Professor Nitta Eiji (Faculty of Law, Economics and the Humanities, Kagoshima University)

Public Lecture by /Ms.  Bounyavong was held in Fukuoka Art Museum, Auditorium on September 18, and she introduced her idea and thought on her specialized field in her lecture, talks with panelists, and special performance.

Public Lecture by Tashi Norbu

Title
Singing Voice from Himalaya
Date
September 16, 2005 (18:30 - 20:30)
Venue
IMS Hall
Introducer
Professor Fujii Tomoaki (Chubu Institute for Advanced Studies)

Public Lecture by Mr. Tashi Norbu was held in IMS Hall on September 16, and he introduced his idea and thought on his specialized field in his special performance.