The 2016 Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony, Commemorative Lectures and Workshops
The 2016 Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony was held at the Kyoto International Conference Center on November 10th 2016. The event which continued with Commemorative Lectures and Workshops through to November 12th was attended by around 1,600 delegates and dignitaries from across the world. The Laureates for 2016 were Dr. Takeo Kanade (Roboticist) in the category of Advanced Technology, Dr. Tasuku Honjo (Medical Scientist) in Basic Sciences, and Dr. Martha Craven Nussbaum (Philosopher) in Arts and Philosophy. Each Laureate was presented with a diploma, a Kyoto Prize Medal (20K) and prize money of 50 million yen. Celebratory performances by the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Noh actors, and a children’s choir dressed in traditional kimonos, added to the festive occasion. The Kyoto Prize is awarded annually to individuals who have significantly contributed to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind.
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