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.
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)
- 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)
Special Lectures provided by Awardees