Embassy of Japan in Denmark

日本国国旗

在デンマーク日本国大使館

Conferment of Decorations

Awards, in the form of decorations and medals of honor, are bestowed upon individuals of merit, in recognition of their national or public services, and in honor of their distinguished accomplishments in various areas of society. The decorated individuals in Denmark since 2008 are as below.

2018 Spring

On 15 May 2018, Ambassador Toshiro Suzuki hosted at his residence the conferment ceremony in honour of Professor Ole Mouritsen, who was awarded with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. Professor Ole Mouritsen, a professor of gastrophysics at the University of Copenhagen and a Japanese Cuisine Goodwill Ambassador 2016, was awarded for his contributions in the research, introduction and promotion of the Japanese food culture in and out of Denmark.
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On 10 April 2018, Ambassador Toshiro Suzuki hosted at his residence the conferment ceremony in honour of Mr. Svend Hvass, who was awarded with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays. Mr. Svend Hvass, a researcher on the Ise Jingu Shrine and the Chairman of Denmark Japan Society, was awarded for his contributions in the promotion of architectural and cultural exchanges between Japan and Denmark.
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2016 Spring

Mrs. Midori Fischer:former Chairperson of Japanese Association in Denmark (Nihonjinkai)

(The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays:Distinguished welfare services to  Japanese residents in Denmark)

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2008 Autumn

Mr. Jørgen Evald Handberg:former Honorary Consul-General of Japan in Aarhus, former Deputy Chairman of the Confederation of Danish Industries

(The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold rays with Neck Ribbon : Contributed to friendship between Japan and Denmark)

Mr. Otto Hee:former Chairman of the Board of the Toyota-Fonden, former Former President of Toyota-Denmark A/S

(The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays : Contributed to the development of Japan’s economy and industry and also to understanding between Denmark and Japan)