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FY2017 METI Minister Award to Recognize Contributions to Traditional Craft Industries

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has chosen the FY2017 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 34th Traditional Craft Products Month National Assembly, which will take place on November 2 (Thurs.), 2017, from 1:30 p.m., at Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro.

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 by 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. FY2017 recipients

After a strict examination of candidates by the examination committee of external experts, 42 individuals were selected as the FY2017 recipients as they have made significant contributions to the promotion of traditional craft industries.

The recipients will be celebrated and receive their awards during the National Convention Commemoration at the 33rd Traditional Craft Products Month National Assembly, which will take place on November 2 (Thurs.), 2017, from 1:30 p.m., at Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro.

Release date

October 17, 2017

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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