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Nikkei Asia Prizes

Go-Jek founder among Asians honored for contributions

Taiwanese prawn pioneer and Philippine film foundation also celebrated

From left, Nadiem Makarim, I Chiu Liao and Antonio Cojuangco appear at the awards ceremony for the 24th Nikkei Asia Prizes in Tokyo on May 29. (Photo by Karina Nooka)

TOKYO -- The Indonesian founder of a motorbike taxi ride-hailing service, a Taiwanese prawn farming pioneer and a Philippine organization that revived the country's film industry were honored with awards in Tokyo on Wednesday.

The Nikkei Asia Prizes are given to individuals and groups in Asia that have made significant contributions to the region's development. This year marks the 24th time the prizes have been presented.

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