Toyo Ink chairman receives Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon for outstanding contributions to industry.
The Order of the Rising Sun is one of the most prestigious honors presented in Japan. Emperor Meiji created the Order in 1875, and it was the first national decoration awarded by the Japanese government.
The Order of the Rising Sun is presented to men and women who have made distinguished achievements in a range of fields, including industry.
On April 29, 2015, Kunio Sakuma, chairman of Toyo Ink Group, was named as a recipient of The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. This is the third-highest level of the Order. Mr. Sakuma was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the printing-related and chemical industries.
Mr. Sakuma received the honor on May 12, 2015, and was given an audience with Japan’s Emperor Akihito.
“I am deeply honored and humbled to receive this honor,” said Mr. Sakuma, who was president of Toyo Ink Group from June 2000 to March 2011 and chairman of the Japan Printing Ink Makers’ Assoc
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