2020 Spring Conferment of Decoration on Foreign Nationals Conferment Ceremony

On July 21, Ambassador Yamanouchi Kanji conferred upon the Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the decoration of The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, at a ceremony held at his official residence as part of the 2020 Spring Conferment of Decoration on Foreign Nationals. Mr. Beatty has contributed to strengthening the relationship between Japan and Canada, by promoting bilateral trade between Japan through the CCC and to advocating peace and security in East Asia as Minister of Foreign Affairs and of National Defense.
At the ceremony, Ambassador Yamanouchi delivered a congratulatory address before conferring the certificate of award and decoration to Mr. Beatty, which was followed by Mr. Beatty’s acceptance speech.
The Government of Japan confers decorations to foreign nationals who made significant contributions to promote friendly relations and mutual understanding with Japan, and 117 foreign nationals were conferred in spring 2020.

Congratulatory address by Ambassador Yamanouchi

Presentation of the Certificate and Award

Mr. Beatty and Ambassador Yamanouchi holding the certificate
Acceptance speech by Mr. Beatty