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The 5th Asia Cosmopolitan Awards

Asia Cosmopolitan Awards will be awarded on a biennial basis to individuals or organizations who have made substantial and significant contributions to the development and enrichment of the East Asian Community in the field of cultural and economic integration, narrowing developmental gaps, and establishing sustainable societal growth in the region.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, 19 January 2023
Time: 1:30 PM to 4:50 PM (Japan Time, UTC+9)
Place: Nara Prefectural Convention Center, Convention Hall A & B (limited space)


Japan Time (UTC+9)

1:30 PM to 2:40 PM

Opening Attraction
Noh Performance of 'Shakkyo (Stone Bridge)', NPO Naranoh

Awards Ceremony

Grand Prize: Angel Gurría, Former Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Economic & Social Science Prize: Mari Elka Pangestu, Managing Director, Development Policy and Partnership, World Bank

Cultural Prize: Kuma Kengo, Architect, University Professor and Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo

Memorial Prize:

  • Lee O-Young, First Minister of Culture, Republic of Korea
  • Ponciano S. Intal, Jr., Former Senior Economist and Senior Policy Fellow, ERIA
2:50 PM to 4:50 PM

Commemorative speeches by award winners

Keynote speech

Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaExecutive Secretary,United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific(UN ESCAP)

RSVP for in-person attendance

Starting Date

19 January 2023


Nara, Japan

Contact Info

Ms Handayani

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