The Asia Cosmopolitan Awards Commemorative Forum
The Asia Cosmopolitan Awards Commemorative Forum entitled "Moving towards Economic and cultural Integration in East Asia" was held in Nara, Japan by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and Nara Prefecture. This was an open forum, with more than 300 participants.
The forum was opened by remarks from Mr. Shogo Arai, the Governor of Nara Prefecture, followed by speeches from H.R.H. Samdech Norodom Sirivudh, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) and Dr. Takashi Shiraishi, President of the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). H.R.H Sirivudh expected that the establishment of the Asia Cosmopolitan Awards would lead to an opportunity to develop human networks and make relationships stronger, and might even bring wisdom to East Asia!