Event Schedule 2007
The Fukuoka Prize 2007 Award ceremony
- September 13, 2007 (18:00-19:40)
- ACROS Fukuoka (Symphony Hall)
- Agnes Chang
Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino attended the Award Ceremony, which was chaired by Agnes Chang and attracted 1,100 people.
The Prince praised the winners: “The purpose of the Prize is to contribute to the preservation and creation of Asian cultures. This idea is of great significance and is a precious gem for Asia to be cherished. I would like to offer my sincerest
congratulations to the four laureates, who have not merely made contributions to the cultures of Asia, but have gone so far as to promote advancement of human society as a whole and have disseminated the message.”
The bouquet presentation was carried out from children of the Fukuoka international school afterwards.
Public Lecture by Ashis Nandy
- Cultural diversity has a negative side. Even so, it should be protected.
- September 15, 2007 (13:00-15:00)
- ACROS Fukuoka
- Prof. Toshiaki Ohji (Ritsumeikan Univ.)
- Yoshiko Haga (Representative, CESA)
Followed by a panel discussion with Yoshiko Haga, from an NGO working on international cooperation in India. A packed 300-seater hall was full of eager questions.
Public Lecture by Srisakra Vallibhotama
- A Glimpse of Life in the Ancient Cities of Thailand
- September 15, 2007 (16:00-18:00)
- ACROS Fukuoka
- Emeritus Prof. Yoneo Ishii (Kyoto Univ., FAC Prize laureate ’94)
- Prof. Toshikatsu Ito (Aichi Univ.)
- Prof. Eiji Nitta (Kagoshima Univ.)
Two leading scholars from Japan and Thailand, and some younger researchers in this field revealed a corner of the ancient world to 240 people with the help of many photographs and maps of the ancient ruins.
Public Lecture by JU Ming
- Ju Ming Special Exhibition
- September 16, 2007 (13:30-15:30)
- Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
- Kouichi Yasunaga (Fukuoka Asia art museum advisor)
At ‘Ju Ming Special Exhibition’ in Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, in front of his own works, transported specially from Taiwan, Ju Ming talked about his artistic spirit. He also showed several dozen slides of his work which he could not bring. 120 people, some of whom could not get seats, asked many questions about his ageless and vigorous creativity.
Public Lecture by KIM Duk-soo
- World of Bursting Sounds and Rhythms
- September 16, 2007 (16:30-18:00)
- IMS Hall
- Tomoaki Fujii (Director, International Institute for Culture)
Public Lecture by Mr. KIM Duk-soo was held in IMS Hall on September 16.