Remembering 3/11 and Honoring Our Order of the Rising Sun Recipients

March 11, 2015 

Congratulations to U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation and Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission member Congressman James A. McDermott (D-WA) and past member former Congressman Thomas Evert Petri (R-WI) along with Congressman Frank James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) for receiving the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, one of the Government of Japan’s highest honors. Today, on the fourth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, it is important to highlight the vital work of the Congressmen and others who endeavor tirelessly to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Japan, both in times of prosperity and times of great need.

For more information, please see the following links:

http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/english/html/pressreleases/2014/order-of-the-rising-sun-congressman.html

http://mcdermott.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=788:mcdermott-receives-prestigious-order-of-the-rising-sun-gold-silver-star-honor&catid=25:press-releases&Itemid=20