Chair of the Osaka Committee of CSCI, Yoko Noge Dean, is one of the individuals to receive the Foreign Minister’s Commendations for 2014, given by Japan Foreign Minister, Fumio Kishida. She received the commendation for her work in promoting mutual understanding between Japan and the US.
This year, the Commendation was awarded to 108 individuals and 30 groups (of which, 20 individuals and 10 groups are from Japan, and 88 individuals and 20 groups are from overseas), who were presented with award certificates and commemorative gifts (pure silk furoshiki) by the Foreign Minister, Mr. Fumio Kishida.
The Foreign Minister’s Commendations are awarded to individuals and groups with outstanding achievements in international fields, to acknowledge their contributions to the promotion of friendship between Japan and other countries and areas. The Commendation also aims to promote the understanding and support of the Japanese public for their activities.