The Japan Foundation Awards / Special Prizes (2002) Ceremony and Reception

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The Japan Foundation Awards and The Japan Foundation Special Prizes Photo

On October 4, we held The Japan Foundation Awards and Special Prizes Presentation Ceremony and a reception at a hotel in Tokyo, and were honored by the presence of T.I.H. the Crown Prince and Princess, T.I.H. Prince and Princess Takamado, Minister of Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi, and more than 400 guests.
The ceremony started with an opening address by President Hiroaki Fujii, and congratulatory addresses were given by H.I.H. the Crown Prince and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Each awardee received the certificates and extra prizes after introduction by Chairman Yoneo Ishii, and gave speeches in which they referred to their relation to Japan so far, and their reflections on cultural exchange in the world today.
After the ceremony, a reception was held in a genial mood, where T.I.H. the Crown Prince and Princess and T.I.H. Prince and Princess Takamado had pleasant talks with the awardees and many other guests who are dedicated to cultural exchange in various fields.

  • Photo of T.I.H. the Crown Prince and Princess in attendance at the ceremony
    T.I.H. the Crown Prince and Princess in attendance at the ceremony
  • T.I.H. the Crown Prince and Princess T.I.H. Prince and Princess Takamado conversing with the awardees
    T.I.H. the Crown Prince and Princess and
    T.I.H. Prince and Princess Takamado conversing with the awardees

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