Report on the 5th (2016) award ceremony

With generous help from the embassy of France in Japan, our annual award ceremony and reception have taken place at the official residence of the French Ambassador to Japan.

Date May 24 (wed), 2017(Doors open: 5:40 pm. Ceremony: 6:00 pm.)
Place Official residence of the French ambassador to Japan
Hosted by Kiyoko Goto and Paul Bourdarie Cancer Foundation
Supported by Embassy of France in Japan (Ambassade de France au Japon)
TMF(Association Franco-Japonaise pour la communication)

Award ceremony

Greeting from Mr. Thierry Dana, Ambassador to Japan, France
Greeting from Mr. Masahiko Sumida, Representative Director of the Foundation
Message from Mr. Paul Bourdarie, Founder
Personal letter and present from Mr. Paul Bourdarie to Mr. Thierry Dana
General comments on papers by Dr. Jun Nakajima (*), Chairperson of the Advisory Committee
* Professor, Department of Thoracic Surgery, The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine
Speech by Dr. Hidemi Ito (*), the winner of the 5th Scientific Prize
* Section Chief of Division of Molecular Medicine, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute
Speech by Dr. Koichi Takayama(*), the winner of the 5th Special Prize
* Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine


Opening Toast by Dr. Tetsuya Okunaka, member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation

Press conference

Press conference began at 5:00 pm prior to the ceremony. Attendees were The Nikkei, Kyodo News, Tokyo Shimbun, The Nishinippon Shimbun, The Nagasaki Shimbun, and Le Petit Journal.