The Fukuoka Prize 2009 Event Reports
The Fukuoka Prize 2009 Award ceremony
- September 17, 2009 (18:20-20:00)
- Fukuoka International Congress Center
- Eriko Kusuta
Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino attended the award ceremony, joining an audience of about 1,000 citizens, foreign students and people in cultural fields in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Prize.
The laureates were ushered in by students from Chikushi Jogakuen University, dressed in kimono. After citations and medals were presented by Mayor Hiroshi Yoshida of the Fukuoka City and Michisada Kamata, Chairman of the Yokatopia Foundation, each recipient gave a speech expressing his joy, with messages to Fukuoka citizens. Students from Fukuoka International School then handed them bouquets.
In the second part of the event, MC Eriko Kusuta talked with the laureates, filling the hall with laughter as they talked of episodes from childhood, the fascination of Japanese culture and thoughts on Asian culture. After the talk, a student at Seinan Gakuin University delivered a congratulatory message on behalf of the citizens. In closing, opera singer Ruri Usami performed Wakahime, one of Minoru Miki’s best-known works.
Public Lectures 2009
Laureates introduced the ideas and thoughts of their specialized fields in their lectures, talks with panelists, and performances.
School Visits 2009
Laureates visited elementary, junior and high schools in Fukuoka to send valuable messages to the students.
Other Events 2009
Laureates shared their thoughts and views with local experts on their fields.
Download the Anuual Report 2009
You can download the annual report 2009 in Adobe PDF to check all the events and programs of the Fukuoka Prize 2009.