[Announcement]The Japan Foundation Awards 2021 Go to Koreeda Hirokazu, Miyata Mayumi, Japanese Language Faculties in Hanoi, and Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

October 7, 2021

The Japan Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the Japan Foundation Award 2021.
Since 1973, the Foundation has 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 2021, which marks the 48th time of the Awards, the four recipients listed below have been selected after the screening of 101 applications nominated by experts and the general public, including those of the 2020 Awards canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

  • KOREEDA Hirokazu(Fim Director)[Japan]
  • MIYATA Mayumi(Sh? (Japanese wind instrument) performer)[Japan]
  • Faculty of Japanese Language and Culture, University of Languages and International Studies - Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) / Faculty of Japanese, Foreign Trade University / Department of Japanese Studies, Hanoi University [Vietnam]
  • Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit [Germany]

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