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The 1st Asia Cosmopolitan Awards Ceremony and Forum


Known as the center of global growth and home to a number of very active and growing economies, East Asia is experiencing rapid regional economic integration, mainly among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In such a move toward East Asia economic integration, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) analyzes regional issues, plans policies, and provides policy guidance.

The ASEAN Community is targeting its integration by 2015 based upon three pillars: Political-Security Community, Economic Community and Socio-Cultural Community. This indicates that for the realization of a 21st century community it is necessary to pursue policy coordination by the whole of Asia in terms of economy, intra-regional disparities, and environmental issues and also to seek regional integration that takes advantage of national individuality and identity, while also taking into consideration cultural diversity.

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), recognizing a need to promote further efforts toward the development of a peaceful and stable East Asia has taken the opportunity of the ERIA NARA Regional Network Forum held in Nara in 2010--in commemoration of the 1300th anniversary of the transfer to Heijokyo, one of the first cosmopolitan cities in East Asia--to decide to establish the Asia Cosmopolitan Awards to evaluate and honor persons and/or organizations making substantial and significant contributions to the development of a peaceful and stable East Asian Community. Qualifying individuals and/or organizations will have contributed to the cultural and economic integration of the region in order to narrow the developmental gaps in the region, and establish sustainable social growth.

Expected Outputs

ERIA will announce winners and hold ceremony for the 2nd Asia Cosmopolitan Awards in 2014.


18 December 2012

13:30 - 14:30 (Noh Theatre,Nara Prefectural New Public Hall,Capacity: 450 participants)

Awards Ceremony:

- Opening

- Awarding Ceremony

Grand Prize, Economic and Social Science Prize, Cultural Prize

- Complimentary Address

14:45 - 17:00

Awards Commemorative Forum:

- Keynote Speech

- Awardee's Commemorative Speech

17:20 - 17:45 (Nara Prefectural New Public Hall)

Joint Press Conference

19 December 2012

9:00 - 12:00 (University in Nara)

Educational Program:

Special Lectures provided by Awardees

Press Release

1st Asia Cosmopolitan Awards Laureates_En.pdf

Selection for Basis_En.pdf

1st Asia Cosmopolitan Awards Laureates_Jp.pdf

Selection for Basis_Jp.pdf

Starting Date

17 December 2012

End Date

19 December 2012


Nara, Japan

Contact Info
phone: +6221 5797 4460

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