The Government of Japan announced on 3 November 2017 the conferment of decorations on foreign nationals for autumn 2017. Among them were two Danish nationals. The Embassy of Japan has a pleasure to announce their names as follows:
Prof. Ole G. Mouritsen
- Professor, Copenhagen University
- Japanese Cuisine Goodwill Ambassador 2016
Prof. Ole G. Mouritsen has been awarded “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” for his contributions in the research, introduction and promotion of the Japanese food culture in and out of Denmark.
Mr. Svend M. Hvass
- Researcher on the Ise Jingu Shrine
- Vice Chairman of Denmark Japan Society
Mr. Svend M. Hvass has been awarded “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays” for his contributions in the promotion of architectural and cultural exchanges between Japan and Denmark.