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The Fukuoka Prize 2012 Event Reports

The Fukuoka Prize 2012 Award ceremony

2012年(第23回)福岡アジア文化賞授賞式
Date
Thursday, September 13
Venue
Fukuoka International Congress Center
MC
Judy ONGG

The 23rd the Fukuoka Prize award ceremony was held in the presence of about 1,000 people in attendance in honor of the laureates, including Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino, Fukuoka citizens, foreign guests and representatives from various fields.

After showing introductory pictures of previous 88 prize recipients since 1990 in which year the Fukuoka Prize was established, the first part of the award ceremony commenced and the four prize recipients were led up to the stage by kimono-clad students from the Asian Cultural Studies Department of Chikushi Jogakuen University.

After Fukuoka City Mayor Takashima Soichiro gave a speech and commented that this prize contributes to promoting international friendship and trust, His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino congratulated the laureates on their winning the prize. His address was followed by the report on the selection process by Prof. Akikawa Setsuo, Chair of the Fukuoka Prize Jury and President of Kyushu University.

After that Mayor Takashima and Mr.Kamata Michisada, Chair of the Yokatopia Foundation, presented the laureates award certificates decorated with exquisite Hakata-ori weaving and medals designed after cotton rose mallow, the official flower of the city. The laureates then gave their speeches, expressing their gratitude and joy in receiving the award and on behalf of the citizens of Fukuoka City, Ms. Harizuka Mizuki offered a congratulatory message, after which adorable children in ethnic costumes from Fukuoka International School presented the laureates and their companions with bouquets to thunderous applause.

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Public Lectures 2012

Laureates introduced the ideas and thoughts of their specialized fields in their lectures, talks with panelists, and performances.

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Vandana SHIVA
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Charnvit KASETSIRI
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Kidlat Tahimik
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G.R.Ay. Koes Murtiyah Paku Buwono

School Visits 2012

Laureates visited elementary, junior and high schools in Fukuoka to send valuable messages to the students.

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Vandana SHIVA
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Charnvit KASETSIRI
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Kidlat Tahimik
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G.R.Ay. Koes Murtiyah Paku Buwono

Other Events 2012

Laureates shared their thoughts and views with local experts on their fields.

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Vandana SHIVA
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Charnvit KASETSIRI
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Kidlat Tahimik
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G.R.Ay. Koes Murtiyah Paku Buwono

Download the Anuual Report 2012

You can download the annual report 2012 in Adobe PDF to check all the events and programs of the Fukuoka Prize 2012.

2012年Download the Anuual Report 2012