The Fukuoka Prize 2010 Event Reports
The Fukuoka Prize 2010 Award ceremony
- September 16, 2010 (18:20 - 20:00)
- Fukuoka International Congress Center
- Fumi Dan
Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino attended the award ceremony, joining an audience of around 1,000 citizens and representative from different countries and cultural fields in celebrating the Prize. In the first part of the event, the laureates were led to the stage by students from the Asian Cultural Studies Department of Chikushi Jogakuen University, dressed in beautiful kimonos. Citations and medals were presented by Fukuoka City Mayor, Hiroshi Yoshida, and Michisada Kamata, Chair of the Yokatopia Foundation, after which each recipient gave a speech expressing his or her joy, and addressing the citizens of Fukuoka. Students from Fukuoka International School presented bouquets to the recipients, at which the audience gave a resounding round of applause.
In the second part of the event, the actress Fumi Dan acted as MC and hosted a genial talk with the laureates, who spoke of the things they were interested in as children, how they spend their time now, and other aspects of their personal lives, showing surprising insights and areas of common ground between them. After this, Ms. Shoko Kawahara gave a congratulatory message on behalf of the citizens of Fukuoka, and the evening closed with a performance on the kayagum of Grand Prize winner Hwang Byung-ki’s most famous work, Sounds of the Night.
Public Lectures 2010
Laureates introduced the ideas and thoughts of their specialized fields in their lectures, talks with panelists, and performances.
School Visits 2010
Laureates visited elementary, junior and high schools in Fukuoka to send valuable messages to the students.
Other Events 2010
Laureates shared their thoughts and views with local experts on their fields.
Download the Anuual Report 2010
You can download the annual report 2010 in Adobe PDF to check all the events and programs of the Fukuoka Prize 2010.