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FY2014 METI Minister Award to Recognize Contributions to Traditional Craft Industries

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has chosen the FY2014 recipients of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award to Recognize Contributions to Traditional Craft Industries.

The presentation ceremony will be held during the National Convention Commemoration at the 31st Traditional Craft Products Month National Assembly, which will take place on November 20, from 2:00 p.m., at Takeo City Cultural Center, Takeo City, Saga Prefecture.

1. METI Minister Award to Recognize Contributions to Traditional Craft Industries

This award program was established in 1984, with the aim of fostering the wider use of traditional craft products in the lives of the public and motivating people who are engaged in traditional craft industries, by recognizing individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the development of Japan’s traditional craft industries.

2. FY2014 recipients

After a strict examination of candidates by the examination committee of external experts, 47 individuals and one company were selected as the FY2014 recipients as they have made significant contributions to the promotion of traditional craft industries.

The recipients will be commended at the National Convention Commemoration at the 31st Traditional Craft Products Month National Assembly, which will take place on November 20 (Thurs.), from 2:00 p.m., at Takeo City Cultural Center, Takeo City, Saga Prefecture.

For an outline of the program and details of the recipients and the ceremony, see the Japanese language press release.

Release date

October 22, 2014

Division in Charge

Traditional Craft Industry Office, Creative Industries Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
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