Foreign Minister’s Commendation for 2022

The Embassy of Japan is pleased to advise that on 4 August 2022 the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the recipients of the Foreign Minister’s Commendations for 2022.
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 197 individuals and 48 groups around the world. The following are recipients deeply related to the Embassy of Japan in Australia, in recognition of their services to the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and Australia.
Scott Fardy
 Former NEC Green Rockets Tokatsu coach, Former Kamaishi Seawaves player

Rory Medcalf
 Head, National Security College, Crawford School of Public Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Executive Director