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Event Schedule 2010

The Fukuoka Prize 2010 Award ceremony

Award ceremony
Date
September 16, 2010 (18:20 - 20:00)
Venue
Fukuoka International Congress Center
MC
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

Public Lecture by HWANG Byung-ki

Title
Tradition and Creation of Korean Music
Date
September 18, 2010 (14:30-16:30)
Venue
IMS Hall
Facilitator
Mr. Tomoaki Fujii (President of the International Institute for Cultural Studies)

Public Lecture by Mr. Hwang was held in ACROS FUKUOKA in 18 September, and  looking back at his 60-year history of kayagum, Mr. Hwang spoke passionately about the future of “traditional music”. The venue was filled with beautiful music as five Korean performers played Mr. Hwang’s masterpieces.

Public Lecture by James C. SCOTT

Title
Domineering State, Indomitable People
Date
September 17, 2010 (18:30-20:30)
Venue
IMS Hall
Coordinator
Professor Kiichi Fujiwara (Professor of Graduate Schools for Law and Politics at the University of Tokyo)
Commentator
Professor Hiromu Shimizu (Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Kyoto, Vice-chair of Fukuoka Prize Academic Prize Selection Committee)

After a keynote speech by Professor James C. Scott, who has extensively researched the relationship between the rule of the modern state and those people it seeks to govern, Professor Kiichi Fujiwara, Professor of Graduate Studies at the University of Tokyo, acted as coordinator in a discussion that also included Professor Hiromu Shimizu, Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Kyoto.

Public Lecture by MORI Kazuko

Title
The Chinese Development Model – Current Development and Possibilities for Universalization
Date
September 18, 2010 (17:00-19:00)
Venue
IMS Hall
coordinator
Prof. Satoshi Amako (Professor of Waseda University’s Graduate School of Asia-Pacic Studies)
Panelist
Prof. Nobuhiro Horii (Professor of Kyushu University Graduate
School of Economics)

Professor Mori’s lecture was based on observations of the future – as to whether China’s development model could become a standard for the rest of the world. In the second half, Professor Satoshi Amako of Waseda University’s Graduate School, and Associate Professor Nobuhiro Horii, of Kyushu University Graduate School, joined Professor Mori in a Panel Discussion.

Public Lecture by ONG Keng Sen

Title
Step Across the Border – Ong Keng Sen’s challenge to a new frontier
Date
September 18, 2010 (13:30-15:30)
Venue
IMS Hall
Interviewer
Professor Tadashi Uchino (Professor at Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University
of Tokyo, a member of the Arts and Culture Prize Selection Committee)

Hosted by Prof. Tadashi Uchino (Professor at Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, a member of the Arts and Culture Prize Selection Committee), the forum presented some of his productions with comments from Mr. Ong himself, providing the audience a glimpse into his fresh and diverse world view.