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FY2019 METI Minister’s Award to Recognize Contributions to Traditional Craft Industries

October 18, 2019

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has selected the FY2019 recipients of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award to Recognize Contributions to Traditional Craft Industries, and hereby announces the outline of the results.

The presentation ceremony will be held during the National Convention Commemoration at the 36th Traditional Craft Products Month National Assembly to be held on November 2 (Sat.), 2019, from 2:30 p.m., at Morioka Civic Cultural Hall, Iwate 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 promotion of Japan’s traditional craft industries.

2. FY2019 recipients

After a strict examination of candidates by the examination committee of external experts, 45 individuals were selected as the FY2019 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 36th Traditional Craft Products Month National Assembly to be held on November 2 (Sat.), 2019, from 2:30 p.m., at Morioka Civic Cultural Hall, Iwate Prefecture.

For an outline and details of the recipients and the ceremony, see the Appendices.

Division in Charge

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