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Honorary Appreciation for the Music Festival Young Prague

A celebration banquet was held on September 6, 2012 to present the Honorary Appreciation of the Japanese Minister for foreign affairs to Tomáš Čistecký and Yoshifumi Nakajima, Chairmen of the Czech and Japanese committee of the International Music Festival Young Prague. It was awarded by H.E. Toshio Kunikata, Ambassador of Japan and his wife in the presence of other guests who have been participating in the festival organization.

The Honorary Appreciation of the Minister for foreign affairs is awarded to individuals or organizations across the world in many various fields of work as an award for activities which help develop friendly relationships between Japan and other countries. Besides rewarding exceptional merits this appreciation should encourage even bigger understanding and support of the work within the given country.

International Music Festival Young Prague is a meeting opportunity for young musicians from the Czech Republic, Japan, and the whole world. It has been taking place without interruption for more than 20 years, since 1991, and during this time period, it has significantly deepened the friendship between the Czech Republic and Japan. By awarding this Honorary Appreciation the Ministry of foreign affairs of Japan would like to express its respect and thanks to both of the executive committees for their long-term work for such a successful music festival.