November 4 (Thu)
Online (Zoom webinar)

This event is over. A video recording of the event is available for your viewing.

7:00P.M. – 7:30P.M.

Opening Night: Online Introduction to Japan Prize 2021

Join us as we get together to celebrate the opening of this year’s Japan Prize event. Yasuda Shin will introduce this year’s lineup of events. Joined also by the final jury members, he will give an overview of this year’s entries and trends.

* Simultaneous Japanese/English interpretation available

Yasuda Shin

Yasuda Shin

Secretary General of Japan Prize/Senior Producer, Program Production Department, NHK

Shin joined NHK in 1997, working first at NHK Hiroshima Station and then the Program Production Department in Tokyo. In addition to producing art, educational, factual entertainment, and documentary programs, he has also been involved in numerous international co-production projects. Shin served as a juror for the Japan Prize’s Lifelong Learning Category in 2017. Since 2018, he is responsible for overseeing NHK’s short-documentary strand NO-NARÉ. The documentary JAKE AND CHARICE about a Filipino transgender singer, Jake, was nominated for an International Emmy in 2020.