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Event Schedule 2012

The Fukuoka Prize 2012 Award ceremony

Award ceremony
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.

Public Lectures

Public Lecture by Vandana SHIVA

Title
Earth Democracy: Cultivating Cultures of Sustainability, Justice and Peace
Date
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 (13:30-16:00)
Venue
Event Hall B2F, ACROS Fukuoka
Coordinator
TAKENAKA Chiharu(Professor of Rikkyo University)
Panelist
NAKAMURA Hisashi(Research Fellow of Ryukyu University)

Public Lecture by Dr. Vandana SHIVA was held in ACROS FUKUOKA in 11 September, and she introduced his idea and thought on his specialized field in his lecture, talks with panelists.

Public Lecture by Charnvit KASETSIRI

Title
Maritime Relations around International Capital Ayutthaya: From Ryukyu to Arabia
Date
Friday, September 14 (18:30-20:30)
Venue
Event Hall B2F, ACROS Fukuoka
Coordinator
NITTA Eiji (Professor of Faculty of Law, Economics and Humanities, Kagoshima University)
Panelist
OKAMOTO Hiromichi (Associate Professor of Faculty of Human Culture and Science, Prefectural University of Hiroshima)
Panelist
FUJITA Kayoko (Associate Professor of College of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)

Public Lecture by Dr. Charnvit KASETSIRI was held in ACROS FUKUOKA in 14 September, and she introduced his idea and thought on his specialized field in his lecture, talks with panelists.

Public Lecture by Kidlat Tahimik

Title
Filming with Uchu: Dialogue with Kidlat Tahimik, Pioneer of Asian Independent Film
Date
Sunday, September 16 (13:30-18:30)
Venue
Main Hall, Elgala
Interviewer
ISHIZAKA Kenji (Professor of Japan Institute of the Moving Image Director of the Asian  Section, Tokyo International Film Festival)

Public Lecture by Dr. Kidlat Tahimik was held in Elgala Hall  in 16 September, and she introduced his idea and thought on his specialized field in his lecture, talks with panelists.

Public Lecture by G.R.Ay. Koes Murtiyah Paku Buwono

Title
Javanese Court Dance and Gamelan Music: From Source of Tradition to the World
Date
Saturday, September 15 (13:30-15:30)
Venue
ACROS FUKUOKA
MC / Interviewer
TAMURA Fumiko (Associate Professor of Chikushi Jogakuen University)

Public Lecture by Ms. G.R.Ay. Koes Murtiyah Paku Buwono was held in ACROS FUKUOKA  in 15 September, and she introduced his idea and thought on his specialized field in his lecture, talks with panelists.