2011 Autumn Conferment of Japanese Imperial Decorations Awarded to Three from Hawaii

On November 3, 2011, the Government of Japan conferred decorations to individuals of merit in recognition of their national or public services and in honor of their distinguished accomplishment in various areas of society. Mr. Albert Masaji Aoki, Director of the United States Judo Federation, and former chairman of the 50th State Judo Association received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays for his contribution to the promotion of Judo in the United States and the enhancement of the friendly relations between Japan and the United States

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