2021 Autumn Conferment of Decorations of Foreign Nationals

The Government of Japan announced on 3 November the 2021 Autumn Conferment of Decorations on Foreign Nationals for their outstanding contribution to their respective areas.
The Embassy of Japan in Australia wishes it to be known that the following two recipients from Australia shall be conferred with decorations in recognition of their services. The details of the recipients are as follow;
Dame Olivia Newton-John DBE AC
Singer, Actor, Former Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Environment Programme, Founder, Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund and ONJ Centre Founding Champion 
Dame Olivia Newton-John DBE AC has been awarded “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette” for her contribution to developing Japanese populer music and promoting friendly relations between Japan and Australia.

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Ms. Narelle Hargreaves
Chair of Canberra Nara Sister City Committee
Ms. Narelle Hargreaves has been awarded “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays” for her contribution to enhancing interregional exchanges between Japan and Australia through promoting sister-city exchanges.