Foreign Minister’s Commendation for 2019

The Embassy Japan is pleased to advise that on 16 July 2019 the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the recipients of the Foreign Minister’s Commendations for 2019.
The Foreign Minister’s Commendations are awarded to individuals and groups with outstanding achievements in international fields, in order to acknowledge their contributions to the promotion of friendship between Japan and other countries and areas. The Commendations also aim to promote the understanding and support of the Japanese public for the activities of the recipients.
This year, Commendations are being awarded to 206 individuals and 63 groups around the world. Among the recipients are the following residents of Cowra, in recognition of their services to the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and Australia.
Cr Bill West
Mayor of Cowra Shire
Cr Bruce Miller
Former Mayor of Cowra Shire