A British sculptor and architect were among the five recipients of Japan’s Praemium Imperiale award, The Independent reported on 18 September.
Antony Gormley won in the sculpture category and David Chipperfield was named a laureate in architecture. This is the 25th year of the award, known as the Japan Nobel.
Each recipient will get a cheque for £100,000. Gormley, an admitted fan of Japan, said Britain could learn from the culture of corporate giving to the arts that is practised in the nation.