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2005 Praemium Imperiale Recipients to be Announced on October 17

11 August 2005

The recipients of the 17th Praemium Imperiale will be announced at a press conference on October 17 in Tokyo for the first time. International advisor Nakasone Yasuhiro will preside over the announcement and introduce the five recipients.

The recipient of the 9th Grant for Young Artists will also be announced on this occasion.

The awards ceremony will be held on October 18 at Meiji Kinenkan in the presence of Prince and Princess Hitachi. The five recipients each receive an honorarium of 15 million yen, and a diploma and medal.

Five international advisors who will be present at this occasion include Mr. Lamberto Dini of Italy who joined the advisors this year. Sir Edward Heath served on the advisory panel since the beginning of the prizes until his passing in July 2005.