Conferment Ceremony of Imperial Decoration for Mr. Richard Makoto Hashimoto

Mr. Hashimoto is presented with the certificate of decoration by Consul General Noguchi
Consul General Noguchi congratulates Mr. Hashimoto
On Thursday, November 17, Consul General Noguchi hosted the presentation ceremony and reception for Mr. Richard Hashimoto, recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays.

Mr. Hashimoto was recognized in the 2021 Autumn Conferment of Japanese Decorations for his achievements in introducing Japanese culture to the United States and promoting friendly relations between Japan and the United States through his leadership roles in the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival and the Japantown Merchants Association of San Francisco.
Mr. Hashimoto gives his acceptance speech
Mr. Hashimoto and his family

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