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2020.06.29

Postponement of the 2nd Yakamochi Medal Schedule

The Yakamochi Medal was created in 2017 on the occasion of the 1300th anniversary of the birth of Otomo no Yakamochi, the Manyo Poet, to honor the achievements of the world’s greatest poets. The award ceremony takes place in July, the time period he is believed to have taken up his post as the governor of Etchu Province.


However, in light of the worldwide pandemic, the selection meeting and the award ceremony in presence of the winner have been deemed difficult to organize, and as a result, on very short notice, we have decided to postpone the schedule for the 2nd Yakamochi Medal. We plan to announce the award winner in February 2021 and hold the award ceremony in 2021.


Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by the postponement. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.


○Schedule change due to the postponement

Announcement of the award winner: May 2020 → February 2021

Award ceremony: July 2020 → 2021 (to be determined)