2018 Spring Conferment of Decoration on Foreign Nationals Conferment Ceremony

On July 6th, Ambassador and Mrs. Ishikane conferred on Mr. Mike Wallace, Former Co-chair of the Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Group,  the decoration The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star at a ceremony held at their official residence as part of the 2018 Spring Conferment of Decoration on Foreign Nationals. Mr. Wallace has contributed to promoting parliamentary exchanges and friendly relations between Japan and Canada, as the executive member of the Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Group since 2007, and as the Co-chair from 2011 to 2015.
At the ceremony, Ambassador Ishikane delivered congratulatory address before conferring the certificate of award and decoration to Mr. Wallace, and then, Mr. Wallace made his return salute.
The Government of Japan confers decorations to foreign nationals who made significant contributions to promote friendly relations and mutual understanding with Japan, and 140 foreign nationals have been conferred this year.

Congratulatory address
by Ambassador Ishikane

Conferment of
the certificate of award

Conferment of the decoration

Return salute by Mr. Wallace
Group photo
Mr. Wallace chatting with Ambassador
and Mrs. Ishikane