Conferment Ceremony of Imperial Decoration for Mr. Benh Koreyoshi Nakajo

On Wednesday, February 7, Consul General Yamada hosted the conferment ceremony and reception for the 2017 Autumn Decoration bestowed upon Mr. Benh Koreyoshi Nakajo.

Mr. Nakajo was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays for his contributions to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening the friendly relationship between Japan and the United States through his participation in such grassroots exchange activities as his leadership of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen Program.

Approximately 70 people, including friends and family of Mr. Nakajo as well as members of the Japanese and Japanese American community in the Bay Area, were in attendance to celebrate Mr. Nakajo’s numerous achievements.

Consul General Yamada gives his remarks

Consul General Yamada awards Mr. Nakajo with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays

Consul General Yamada with Mr. Nakajo

Acceptance speech by Mr. Nakajo

Mr. Nakajo and his family

Mr. Nakajo with the 2017 Queen and Court

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