The United States Congress and New York City commended the IAPG.
On October 13, Noriko Inamori, the founder of the IAPG as well as the IAPG received commendation from the United States Congress and New York City respectively for the art activities advocating peace in New York.
The following is a greeting from Mr. Yamato, the representative of the IAPG at the commendation ceremony.
"Thank you very much.
We are so honored and grateful to receive such an honorable award.
It has been 8 years since Noriko Inamori, the founder of INAMORI Art Project Group, first visited New York. She returned to heaven 6 years ago, however we are so convinced she is pleased with this honor in heaven.
But, the road is still on the way for us and Noriko as well. From now on, as long as there is breath in us, we will never give it up and would like to walk with the wish of Noriko.
Thank you very much from our heart!"