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FY2016 METI Minister Award to Recognize Contributions to Traditional Craft Industries

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has chosen the FY2016 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 33rd Traditional Craft Products Month National Assembly, which will take place on November 24 (Thurs.), 2016, from 1:30 p.m., at Sabae Cultural Center, Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture.

1. METI Minister’s 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. FY2016 recipients

After a strict examination of candidates by the examination committee of external experts, 48 individuals and one association were selected as the FY2016 recipients as they have made significant contributions to the promotion of traditional craft industries.

The recipients will be commended during the National Convention Commemoration at the 33rd Traditional Craft Products Month National Assembly, which will take place on November 24 (Thurs.), 2016, from 1:30 p.m., at Sabae Cultural Center, Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture.

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

Release date

October 18, 2016

Division in Charge

Traditional Craft Industry Office, Lifestyle Industries Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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