The Fukuoka Prize 2014 Award ceremony


On September 18th, the Award Ceremony for the Fukuoka Prize 2014 was held.

This year’s ceremony took place at Fukuoka Symphony Hall, ACROS Fukuoka.  Long queue formed outside the hall and there was an air of excitement.

The three prize winners took stage from the audience.  A warm round of applause filled the hall as the laureates graciously walked up the stage.

Following the presentation of Certificates and Medals by Mr. Takashima Soichiro, Mayor of Fukuoka City, and Mr. Norio Sueyoshi, Chair of Yokatopia Foundation, a representative of the Fukuoka residents gave a congratulatory message. When children of the Fukuoka International School presented flower bouquets to the prizewinners, the hall burst into a big round of applause.

Part Two of the ceremony started off with the acceptance speeches by the laureates and stage interview, followed by a special performance by Mr. Hideki Togi and Ms.XU Sijia which was directed by Mr. Danny Yung.  The latter part of the event was held in a more relaxed setting entertaining the viewers.

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