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2016 / Ms. Kay Kayoko Inose: Community leader and Japanese culture advocator Kay Inose awarded Japanese medal

On Nov. 3, Japanese government announced 96 foreign recipients of the Fall 2016 Decoration in Tokyo. The Japanese Decoration or Kunsho in Japanese is designed to recognize their efforts of the people who contribute to Japan. The recipients of the Decoration are announced twice a year in Spring and Fall. Among the recipients of...
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2016 / Mr. Tak Takehiro Nishi: Entertainment person of Japanese community recognized with Japanese medal

Before Japanese language television program was aired in 1971, live Japanese song stages performed by local talents were very popular in Los Angeles’ Japanese speaking community. As a MC on stages of Japanese songs and a stage event coordinator behind the scenes, Mr. Tak Takehiro Nishi, 80 years old, of West Los Angeles, has...
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2016 / Huntington’s garden director James Folsom awarded Japan’s medal June 16

Dr. James Folsom, director of the botanical garden at the Huntington Library, was selected as a recipient of the Spring 2016 Decoration by Japanese government. On June 16 in Los Angeles, the conferment ceremony to Dr. Folsom was presented by Japanese consul general Harry Horinouchi with invited guests at the official residence of the...
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2016 / Los Angeles community leader Alan Nishio’ achievement recognized by Japanese government with medal

Japanese American community leader Mr. Alan Nishio, 70 years old, was selected on April 29 in the list of Japanese government’s Spring 2016 Decoration Recipients. Los Angeles Consul General Harry H. Horinouchi held the conferment ceremony honoring Mr. Nishida on June 6 at his official residence in Hancock Park, Los Angeles. Nishio made his...
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2015 / Former LAPD Deputy Chief Terry Hara awarded Japan’s medal

The Government of Japan awarded former Deputy Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department Mr. Terry Saburo Hara a government medal in appreciation for his contribution to the U.S.-Japan friendship. The conferment ceremony was held Dec. 10 at the official residence of the Consul General of Japan in Hancock Park, Los Angeles. Japanese consul...
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2015 / Life-long Japanese and Okinawan culture advocator recognized by Japan’ foreign minister, Sept. 25

Life-long Japanese and Okinawan culture advocator Mr. Chogi Higa of Gardena was selected as one of the recipients of the 2015 Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendations in August. The conferment ceremony honoring Mr. Higa was held in the afternoon of Sept. 25 at the official residence of the consul general of Japan in Los Angeles....
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2014 / Masako Unoura and Ted Tanaka, organizers for supporting victims of 2011 Japan disaster awarded by Japanese consul general

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Japanese consul general recognizes organizers for supporting victims of 2011 Japan disaster with his commendation, May 27 Commendation ceremony video http://youtu.be/9bNwXCiZnqQ + On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles will confer the Commendation of the Consul General on Mr. Ted Tokio Tanaka and Mrs. Masako Unoura-Tanaka. The Commendation...
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2014 / Japanese community leader Mr. Toshio Handa recognized with his commendation by Japanese consul general

May 22 Video (Japanese language only, no English subtitles)  http://youtu.be/EWo6ZeT0zF4 + The Consulate General of Japan Los Angeles announces May 15 Mr. Toshio Handa of Pasadena will be award the Commendation of the Consul General of Los Angeles on May 22. The Commendation is conferred on individuals or organizations promoting mutual understanding and friendship...
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2013 / Chogi Higa, Okinawan culture advocate recognized with his commendation by Japanese consul general

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On Nov. 26, 2013, the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles conferredthe Commendation of the Consul General on Mr. Chogi Higa, former Board Chair of Rafu Uwamachi Daini Gakuen Japanese language school, Okinawa Goodwill Ambassador and Okinawan language instructor. The Commendation is designed to confer on individuals or organizations promoting mutual understanding and...
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