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Event Schedule 2007

The Fukuoka Prize 2007 Award ceremony

Date
September 13, 2007  (18:00-19:40)
Venue
ACROS Fukuoka (Symphony Hall)
MC
Agnes Chang
Participants
1,100

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 Lectures

Public Lecture by Ashis Nandy

Title
Cultural diversity has a negative side. Even so, it should be protected.
Data
September 15, 2007 (13:00-15:00)
Venue
ACROS Fukuoka
Coordinator
Prof. Toshiaki Ohji (Ritsumeikan Univ.)
Panelist
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

Title
A Glimpse of Life in the Ancient Cities of Thailand
Date
September 15, 2007 (16:00-18:00)
Venue
ACROS Fukuoka
Panelist
Emeritus Prof. Yoneo Ishii (Kyoto Univ., FAC Prize laureate ’94)
Panelist
Prof. Toshikatsu Ito (Aichi Univ.)
Coordinator
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

Title
Ju Ming Special Exhibition
Date
September 16, 2007 (13:30-15:30)
Venue
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Commentary
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

Titel
World of Bursting Sounds and Rhythms
Date
September 16, 2007 (16:30-18:00)
Venue
IMS Hall
commentary
Tomoaki Fujii (Director, International Institute for Culture)

Public Lecture by Mr. KIM Duk-soo was held in IMS Hall on September 16.