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<For the Media> The Asia Cosmopolitan Awards NARA FORUM 2019


International Awards Recognizing Individuals and Organizations that Have Made Excellent Contributions in Cultural and Economic Fields in East Asia

The 4th Award Ceremony and Commemorative Forum to be Held in Nara Prefecture



■Forum Name: The Asia Cosmopolitan Awards NARA FORUM 2019

(For the latest program, please check this specific website at


■Date and Time:

January 10th (Thu), 2019, 13:30 - 17:30 Award ceremony and commemorative forum

January 11th (Fri), 2019, 10:40 - 12:10 Educational programs

(Special lectures by laureates at two universities in Nara Prefecture)



Award ceremony and commemorative forum – Nara Kasugano International Forum IRAKA (10th)

Educational programs: Nara Women’s University and Nara Prefectural University (11th)



Grand Prize – H.E. Mr. Yasuo Fukuda (Former Prime Minister, Japan)

Economic and Social Science Prize – Dr. Richard E. Baldwin (Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva)

Cultural Prize – teamLab (Art Collective)/Ms. Mieko Noguchi (Glass Artist)

Memorable Prize – Late Dr. Surin Pitsuwan (Former Secretary-General of ASEAN)


■Organizers: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and Nara Prefecture


■Details: See the “Press release PDF ver.(in Japanese only) above for Media Guidelines.


Nara Prefecture is pleased to announce that the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and Nara Prefecture will jointly hold the Asia Cosmopolitan Awards Commemorative Forum in Nara 2019 on Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at Nara Kasugano International Forum IRAKA. This event will take place as a commemorative event of the Asia Cosmopolitan Awards to be granted by ERIA.


The Asia Cosmopolitan Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made excellent contribution to the development and enrichment of the East Asian Community by means of cultural and economic integration, the narrowing of developmental gaps, and the establishment of sustainable growth of society in the region. These international awards are granted by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).


The commemorative forum on the 10th will feature commemorative lectures by the Grand Prize laureate HE Mr. Yasuo Fukuda and other awardees, as well as a keynote address by ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi.


On the 11th, educational programs by laureates will be available for university students. Special lectures will be given by Dr. Richard E. Baldwin at Nara Women’s University, and by teamLab at Nara Prefectural University.


For this forum, not only will we organize a commemorative photo session and a joint press conference, but also will ensure interview opportunities for the educational programs. We truly look forward to seeing you at each event’s venue.


<Inquiries> Mr. Akimoto/Mr. Onoue, East Asia Partnership Section, International Affairs Division, Office of the Governor, Nara Prefectural Government

Direct Dialing: 0742-27-5821/ Extension: 2536

FAX: 0742-22-1260

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