Mr. Tsuruzono Masaaki, who is the top responsible person for Falun Gong in Japan, won the Social Culture Contribution Award, conferred by the Japanese Art Promotion Association on November 15, 2000. This is the only Social Culture Contribution Award in the year 2000 in Japan. The Japanese Art Promotion Association was initiated by the Japanese royal family members and celebrities in social cultural circles, aiming at developing Japanese traditional culture, fostering the international cultural exchanges and world peace. It has great influence worldwide.
On November 20, the Japanese Art Promotion Association held a celebration party for its 30th anniversary at the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo. Five hundred people from 26 countries attended this celebration, including Japanese royal family members, government officials and celebrities in social cultural circles. Mr. Tsuruzono was also invited to attend this celebration. He took this opportunity to promote Dafa and clarify the truth about Falun Gong. He brought with him Dafa materials and told people in different circles that "Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa. We cultivate our Xinxing (mind or heart nature) in accordance with Zhen (Truthfulness)- Shan (Compassion)- Ren (Forbearance). At the same time, Falun Dafa enables the human beings to upgrade their morals. As a result, many who did not understand Falun Dafa have gained a proper understanding of Dafa.
This award was confirmed after several months' meticulous investigation and evaluation. Mr. Tsuruzono thought, "I can win this glory because I have cultivated Falun Dafa, and my Xinxing has been constantly upgraded. I certainly should take this opportunity to introduce Falun Dafa to the royal family members, the government officials and celebrities in social cultural circles, letting more people know the truth about Falun Gong. I should also enable the people with predestined relationship to join in the cultivation of Dafa, and enable more people to benefit from Dafa."
November 22, 2000