For his music building bridges between cultures, Toshio Hosokawa has been awarded the Goethe Medal.

On September 30, the presentation took place at the Goethe-Institut Tokyo. The ceremony was presented by the Ambassador-designate of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Clemens von Goetze. The prize winner and guests were also welcomed online by Prof. Dr. Carola Lentz, President of the Goethe-Institut, and Prof. Reinhart Meyer-Kalkus delivered the laudatory speech in recognition of the honoree. A concert for sho, flute, and saxophone with works by Toshio Hosokawa concluded the event.