The popular Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and the South African playwright Athol Fugard are among the recipients of the 2014 Praemium Imperiale awards, Japan's highest honors in the arts. This year's roster of winners also includes architect Steven Holl, painter Martial Raysse and sculptor Giuseppe Penone.
Organizers of the awards said on Wednesday that the medals will be handed out in a ceremony in Tokyo on Oct. 15. Japan's Prince Hitachi, who is the brother of Emperor Akihito, is scheduled to be a presenter at the ceremony.
Each laureate receives an honorarium of 15 million yen ($147,500), as well as a diploma and medal.
Pärt is a composer whose...