The Japan Foundation Awards 2017 Go to
Alexandra Munroe, Frederik L. Schodt, and Andrej Bekeš

September 4, 2017

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. For 2017, the three recipients listed below have been selected.

2017 Recipients

  • Alexandra Munroe (Senior Curator, Asian Art, and Senior Advisor, Global Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum) [U.S.A.]
  • Frederik L. Schodt (Writer, translator, and interpreter) [U.S.A]
  • Andrej Bekeš (Professor Emeritus of Japanese Studies, University of Ljubljana) [Slovenia]


General Inquiries
The Japan Foundation Communication Center Hayakawa (Ms.), Kumakura (Ms.)
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6075 Fax: +81-(0)3-5369-6044

Press Inquiries
The Japan Foundation Awards Secretariat [Kreab Tokyo] Yajima (Ms.), Tomohiro (Ms.), Lenart (Mr.)
Tel: +81-(0)3-5404-0640 Fax: +81-(0)3-5404-7120

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