The Japan Foundation Awards 2016 Recipients– Cai Guo-Qiang, Susan J. Pharr, Centro Brasileiro de Língua Japonesa –

August 24, 2016

Since 1973, the Japan Foundation has annually presented the Japan Foundation Awards to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to promoting international mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and other countries through academic, artistic and other cultural pursuits. This year marks the 44th year of the awards, and for 2016, three recipients have been selected.

2016 Recipients

  • Cai Guo-Qiang (Artist) [China]
  • Susan J. Pharr (Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director of the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University) [U.S.A.]
  • Centro Brasileiro de Língua Japonesa (CBLJ) [Brazil]


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