2019 Autumn Conferment of Decorations on Foreign Nationals

On November 3rd, 2019, the Government of Japan announced the recipients of the 2019 Autumn Conferment of Decorations on Foreign Nationals. These decorations are conferred to foreign nationals who made significant contributions to the promotion of friendly relations and mutual understanding with Japan. Among the 136 recipients this autumn, the five Canadians below will receive decorations.
 
-Decoration: The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star
-Name (age): James Hutchings Taylor (89)
-Major Titles: Former Ambassador of Canada to Japan
            Former Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs
-Address: Ottawa, Ontario
-Summary of Contributions: Contributed to strengthening bilateral relations and promoting friendship between Japan and Canada
 
-Decoration: The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon
-Name (age): Réal (Ray) Tanguay (70)
-Major title: Former Chairman and Executive of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada
          Former Chairman of Toyota Canada
          Former Chair of the Automotive Investment Subcommittee of the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council
-Address: Kitchener, Ontario
-Summary of Contributions: Contributed to strengthening the economic relationship between Japan and Canada and developing the Japanese automotive industry
 
-Decoration: The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette
-Name (age): Jean Dorion (77)
-Major titles: Former Member of Parliament
           Former Delegate General of Québec in Tokyo
-Address: Montréal, Québec
-Summary of Contributions: Contributed to strengthening bilateral relations and promoting parliamentary exchanges between Japan and Canada
 
-Decoration: The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette
-Name (age): William James Lee (65)
-Major titles: Associate Professor, University of Manitoba
Director of the Asian Studies Centre, University of Manitoba
-Address: Winnipeg, Manitoba
-Summary of Contributions: Contributed to promoting academic exchanges and mutual understanding between Japan and Canada
 
-Decoration: The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays
-Name (age): David Wesley Morrison (60)
-Major titles: Former Alderman, Barrie City Council
           Chair, International Relations Committee, City of Barrie
-Address: Barrie, Ontario
-Summary of Contributions: Contributed to promoting friendly relations and mutual understanding between Japan and Canada
 
Links:
Decorations and Medals in Japan (Cabinet Office)
Conferment of Decorations on Foreign Nationals (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)