The Fukuoka Prize 2015 Event Reports
The Fukuoka Prize 2015 Award ceremony
- Thursday, September 17
- Fukuoka International Congress Center
The 26th Fukuoka Prize award ceremony was held in honor of the laureates in the presence of Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino, Fukuoka citizens, foreign guests and representatives from various fields. The ceremony began with video introductions of the laureates.
The three laureates received tremendous applause as they walked through the audience seats up to the stage, demonstrating the warmth of their reception. Mr. TAKASHIMA Soichiro, Mayor of Fukuoka City, began by explaining that over one hundred people had already been honored with the Fukuoka Prize. He expressed his resolve to serve the Asian region as a center for international change through the “Asian Party”, including the Fukuoka Prize and other events, under the concept of “Create with Asia.”
His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino then congratulated the laureates on their winning the prize.His address was followed by the report on the selection process by Prof. KUBO Chiharu, Chair of the Fukuoka Prize Jury and President of Kyushu University. Mayor TAKASHIMA then presented award certificates and medals to the laureates. A university student offered a congratulatory message on behalf of the people of Fukuoka City, after which children from Fukuoka International School presented the laureates with bouquets, accompanied by thunderous applause.
Public Lectures 2015
Laureates introduced the ideas and thoughts of their specialized fields in their lectures, talks with panelists, and performances.
School Visits 2015
Laureates visited elementary, junior and high schools in Fukuoka to send valuable messages to the students.
Other Events 2015
Laureates shared their thoughts and views with local experts on their fields.
Download the Anuual Report 2015
You can download the annual report 2015 in Adobe PDF to check all the events and programs of the Fukuoka Prize 2015.