The Fukuoka Prize 2008 Event Reports
The Fukuoka Prize 2008 Award ceremony
- September 10, 2008 (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.
First, there were greetings from the organizer, a speech by Prince Akishino, and a report on the selection process, followed by presentations of medals and citations to the prize winners. They gave speeches expressing their happiness and their thoughts on Asian culture, with messages to Fukuoka citizens. Amid great applause, students from Fukuoka International School handed them flowers. Students from Chikushi Jogakuen Univ., dressed in kimono, acted as escorts.
After this, Agnes Chang talked informally to the winners, and then Yuka Taniguchi from Fukuoka Univ. delivered a message of congratulations on behalf of the citizens. The ceremony ended with Baul songs sung by Farida Parveen.
Public Lectures 2008
Laureates introduced the ideas and thoughts of their specialized fields in their lectures, talks with panelists, and performances.
School Visits 2008
Laureates visited elementary, junior and high schools in Fukuoka to send valuable messages to the students.
Other Events 2008
Laureates shared their thoughts and views with local experts on their fields.
Download the Anuual Report 2008
You can download the annual report 2008 in Adobe PDF to check all the events and programs of the Fukuoka Prize 2008.