The Japan Foundation Awards (2012) Ceremony and Reception

Ceremony and Reception

Opening Address(PDF:35KB)
by Hiroyasu Ando,President of the Japan Foundation

Address by H.I.H. the Crown Prince of Japan

Congratulatory Address
by Professor Donald Keene

Introduction of the Recipients
by Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Chairman of the Selection Committee

by Christophe Marquet, Directeur du Bureau franÇais de la Maison franco-japonaise
Speech by Christophe Marquet »(PDF:29KB/English)
Speech by Christophe Marquet »(PDF:39KB/French)

by Motoyuki Shibata, Professor of Faculty of Letters, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo

by Ryozo Kato, Member of the Board, Mitsubishi Corporation
Speech by Ryozo Kato »(PDF:98KB)

Speeches of Acceptance by the Recipients

Department of Japanese Language and Civilization, National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), Professor FranÇois Macé [France]
I am Francois Macé, representing the Department of Japanese Language and Civilization at France's National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations. We at the department are honored to receive this Japan Foundation Award 2012. Today I would like to share with you a story about the long-standing, …
Read Full Speech of Department of Japanese Language and Civilization, National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO) »(PDF:39KB)

Haruki Murakami, Writer / Translator [Japan]
I am very grateful to have been chosen to receive the Japan Foundation Award for 2012. At the moment, I am living and working abroad and must apologize for being unable to attend the award ceremony in person. I want to thank the Foundation …
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Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council [U.S.A.]
Ambassador Kato - thank you for your very kind introduction. I am grateful for our many years of friendship and for your support in so many of our endeavors. I am deeply honored to receive this very prestigious award from the Japan Foundation. As I look around this room, it is wonderful to see …
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