Kyushu-Okinawa Summit 2000
(About the Official Logo)

Official Logo

Official Logo

Entries and Selection

There were 5,570 entries from across the country last year. This official logo of the Kyushu-Okinawa Summit was selected as a result of careful screening process including the consultation with experts.


Name: Mr. Hideyuki Chinen
Address: Okinawa Prefecture
Age: 46
Occupation: Graphic Designer

Design Concept

Using the sun as a motif I incorporated concepts of brightness, tenderness, broadmindedness, and congeniality into my design. These qualities also serve as images of Kyushu and Okinawa. The central blue circle represents the sea, because Kyushu and Okinawa are shaped by marine culture. The white in the middle represents the letter 'O' for Okinawa, the main Summit venue. The surrounding red circles symbolize the enthusiasm of the participating countries.

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