On November 9, the day before the Prize Presentation Ceremony, the Welcome Reception was held at Kyoto Hotel Okura in the presence of Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado as Honorary President of the Inamori Foundation. About 200 guests including the Ambassadors and Consuls General of the laureate’s home country, and prominent people from various sectors of Kyoto community offered a warm welcome to the laureates and their families on their arrival in the ancient capital of Kyoto. At first, Governor of Kyoto Prefecture Takatoshi Nishiwaki gave a welcoming address. Executive Vice President Shinobu Inamori-Kanazawa proposed a toast. The reception was closed with the address by Mayor of Kyoto City Daisaku Kagokawa.
Hosts: Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City and the Inamori Foundation