A Japanese painter famous for Silk Road paintings of dreamy desert landscapes in Iran, Iraq, and China
Peace and International Understanding Awardees
Recognized for contributions to the advancement of friendship, tolerance, peace, and solidarity as the foundations for sustainable development within and across countries.
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Indonesia’s revered Muslim intellectual and leader of Muhammadiyah who promoted the country’s pluralistic society and non-sectarian principles of Panca Sila amidst call for Islamic fundamentalism
A Japanese medical doctor working among refugees in the Afghanistan/Pakistan borderlands
A Buddhist monk who formed South Korea's Jung To Society to apply Buddhist teachings to the full range of modern ills, from greed and poverty to environmental degradation
A leader of the Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy, is building popular support for peace on the India side of the border
A leader of the Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy, is building popular support for peace on the Pakistan side of the border
An eye surgeon, devised a suture-less procedure that speeds cataract surgery and reduces patients’ recovery time and Medical Director of the Tilganga Eye Centre (TEC) which also manufactures extremely high-quality intraocular lenses for surgery for less than US $5.00 apiece
an environmentalist whose passion is to “heal nature” and writes prolifically about the richness and variety of China's wildlife and animal habitats, tirelessly lectures on environment throughout mainland China and organizes annual Green Camps for students
Japan’s leading desert agriculturist who applied his knowledge to China and organized thousands of Japanese volunteers to plant trees, alongside Chinese volunteers, as part of his Project Green Hope