The Fukuoka Prize 2011 Event Reports
The Fukuoka Prize 2011 Award ceremony
- September 15, 2011 (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 about 1,000 residents and representatives 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. After Fukuoka City Mayor Takashima Soichiro congratulated the laureates on behalf of the organizers, His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino spoke on the laureates and the prizes. His address was followed by the report on the selection process by Prof. Arikawa Setsuo, Chair of the Prize Jury and President of Kyushu University. Citations decorated with Hakata-ori weaving and medals designed after the official cotton rosemallow flower of the city were presented to the laureates by Mayor Takashima and Mr. Kamata Michisada, Chair of the Yokatopia Foundation.
The laureates gave their acceptance speeches, expressing their joy at the honor received and their thanks to the people of the city. Ms. Otsubo Kanako offered a congratulatory message on behalf of the residents of Fukuoka City, after which students from the Fukuoka International School presented the laureates with bouquets to thunderous applause.
In the second part of the event, actress Dan Fumi served as MC in a lively discussion with the laureates. The closing event was a performance of Khmer traditional music by four Cambodian musicians, congratulating the laureates.
Public Lectures 2011
Laureates introduced the ideas and thoughts of their specialized fields in their lectures, talks with panelists, and performances.
School Visits 2011
Laureates visited elementary, junior and high schools in Fukuoka to send valuable messages to the students.
Other Events 2011
Laureates shared their thoughts and views with local experts on their fields.
Download the Anuual Report 2011
You can download the annual report 2011 in Adobe PDF to check all the events and programs of the Fukuoka Prize 2011.