°∆The Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award°« presented by the prime minister of Japan originated in 2005. °∆Monodzukuri°« is an art of making goods that has supported Japanese culture and industry. This award was established to recognize the ongoing development of monodzukuri and pass it on to the coming era by rewarding those individuals whose achievements are on the cutting edge of monodzukuri, and thus widely disseminating those achievements throughout the world. The technologies and products developed by these individuals can be fittingly described as °∆the world°«s first°« or °∆No.1 in the world,°« and indeed represent precious assets of which Japan can be proud. The Award recognizes their skills and spirit for worldwide publication. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and The Japan Machinery Federation collectively promote this Award, which is presented once every two years.