Aimed at disseminating information about the Fukuoka Prize to a wider population, three students from diverse backgrounds residing in Fukuoka Prefecture came together to form a journalist team "Hakatakko Press".  Three of the young journalists come from the native countries of this year's laureates.

The members of the Hakatakko Press will cover various events of the Fukuoka Prize and share their thoughts and views through social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, with users across Japan and abroad, and in their own countries.

*"Hakattako" is a term to describe people that grew up in Hakata and further refers to the biggest fan of the region.


Members of Hakatakko Press(from the left in the photo)

  • Gautam Anand from India (Kyushu Sangyo University)
  • Czarina Dominique Rodriguez from Philippines (Kyushu University)
  • Shazia Hanif from Pakistan (Kyushu University)


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