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Event Schedule 2006

The Fukuoka Prize 2006 Award ceremony

Date
September 14, 2006 (18:00 - 19:40)
Venue
Fukuoka International Congress Center, Main Hall
MC
Agnes Chang
Participants
1,000

With Ms. Agnes Chan serving as a Master of Ceremony, the Prize Presentation Ceremony for the 17th Fukuoka Asian Culture Prizes 2006 was held in a solemn atmosphere with the attendance of approximately 1,000 people, including His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino, representatives from the embassies, international exchange organizations, business circles and universities, exchange students in Fukuoka, and guests from local organizations as well as the citizens of Fukuoka. 

 In the first part of the ceremony, brief introductions of the laureates’ achievements were made, after which the laureates were welcomed on stage in a big round of applause from the audience.  A greetings from the organizing committee 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 expresses their joy upon receiving the prizes, their views on Asia, and messages to the citizens of Fukuoka City.  Students at Fukuoka International School presented the laureates with flower bouquets, inviting another generous applause from the floor. 

Students at the Department of Asian Studies, Chikushi Jogakuen University, beautifully dressed in Japanese kimono, escorted the laureates on the stage to add an extra touch to the ceremony  

In the second part, a dialogue between the four laureates and Agnes Chan was made in a friendly atmosphere.  Then, representing the citizens of Fukuoka, one of the students at the Faculty of Humanities, Fukuoka University offered his congratulations to the laureates.  The ceremony came to an impressive conclusion when Agnes Chan sang the song “Flower of Happiness” together with the audience.

Public Lectures

Public Lecture by MO Yan

Title
A Message for Tomorrow – From the Borderless World of Literature
Date
September 17, 2006 (13:00-15:00)
Venue
ACROS Fukuoka Event Hall
Panelist
Tsushima Yuko (Novelist)
Panelist
Levy Hideo (Professor, Hosei University)
Coordinator
Kawamura Minato (Professor, Hosei University)

Public Lecture by Mr. MO Yan was held in ACROS Fukuoka Event Hall on September 17, and he introduced his idea and thought on his specialized field in his lecture, talks with panelists.

Public Lecture by Shagdaryn BIRA

Title
Beyond Nations and Boundaries
Date
September 16 (16:00-18:30)
Venue
ACROS Fukuoka Event Hall
Panelists
Karima Fumitoshi (Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Panelists
Kimura Ayako (Visiting Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Panelists
Hakamada Shigeki (Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University)
Panelists
Morikawa Tetsuo (Professor, Kyushu University)
Panelists
Yoshida Junichi (Professor, Waseda University)
Coordinator
Sugiyama Masaaki (Professor, Kyoto University)

Public Lecture by Prof. Shagdaryn BIRA was held in ACROS FUKUOKA on September 16, and he introduced his idea and thought on his specialized field in his lecture, talks with panelists.

Public Lecture by HAMASHITA Takeshi

Title
History of Maritime Asia
Date
September 16 (13:30-15:30)
Venue
ACROS Fukuoka Event Hall
Panelist
Takara Kurayoshi (Professor, University of the Ryukyu)
Panelist
Hattori Hideo (Professor, Kyushu University)
Panelist
Hayase Shinzo (Professor, Osaka City University)
Coordinator
Suehiro Akira (Professor, The University of Tokyo)

Public Lecture by Prof. Hamashita Takeshi was held in ACROS FUKUOKA on September 16, and he introduced his idea and thought on his specialized field in his lecture, talks with panelists.

Public Lecture by Uxi MUFTI

Title
Portraying a Cultural Crossroad
Date
September 17 (16:00-18:00)
Vanue
ACROS Fukuoka Event Hall
Panelist
Asada Miharu (Researcher of Pakistani Culture)
Panelist
Konishi Masatoshi (Professor Emeritus, Rikkyo University)
Coordinator
Fujihara Keiyo (Professor, Kyushu University)

Public Lecture by Dr. Mufti was held in ACROS FUKUOKA on September 17, and he introduced his idea and thought on his specialized field in his “The Circarama Box,” a multi-image show , talks with panelists.