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Winners of the Eighth Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards

December 27, 2019

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) announced 37 individuals and one organization (15 projects) as winners of the Prime Minister’s Prize for the Eighth Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards.

METI also decided on 236 individuals and one organization (41 projects) as winners of the METI Minister’s Prize, the Special Prize, and the Excellence Prize.

An award ceremony and a celebration for the Prime Minister’s Prize will be held on January 8 (Wed.), 2020, and for the METI Minister’s Prize and the Special Prize on January 27 (Mon.), 2020.

1. Outline of the Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award

The Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award is a program to recognize outstanding individuals from various generations engaged in monodzukuri (manufacturing). Winners can be mid-career individuals playing key roles in manufacturing and production, masters supporting traditional or cultural arts, or young people expected to play leading roles in the future of monodzukuri. The award has been jointly organized by METI, MLIT, MHLW, and MEXT every other year since 2005 and took place for the eighth time this year.

The four organizing ministries decided on 37 individuals and one organization (15 projects) as winners of the Prime Minister’s Prize. In addition to these winners, METI selected 123 individuals and one organization (22 projects) as winners of the METI Minister’s Prize, 7 individuals (1 project) as winners of the Special Prize, and 106 individuals (18 projects) as winners of the Excellence Prize.

2. Outline of the major winners’ projects (four METI-related projects alone among the winners of the Prime Minister’s Prize)

Note: For details of these and other winners’ projects, see the Appendices.

3. Future schedule

On January 8 (Wed.), 2020, the four ministries will jointly hold an award ceremony and celebration for the Prime Minister’s Prize. On January 27 (Mon.), 2020, METI will hold an award ceremony and celebration for the METI Minister’s Prize and the Special Prize, and the Regional Bureaus of Economy, Trade and Industry will hold another award ceremony for the Excellence Prize.

Link to related information

Appendices (in Japanese)

Division in Charge

Manufacturing Industries Policy Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau