Ishiguro honoured in London with Order of the Rising Sun

UK-Japan News October 2018

British author Sir Kazuo Ishiguro OBE was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star by Japanese Ambassador to the UK Koji Tsuruoka at a ceremony at the Embassy of Japan in the UK, The Japan News reported on 13 September.

Ishiguro, who was born in Japan but moved to the UK aged 5, was awarded the Japanese citation earlier this year, after winning the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. The ceremony, at the embassy in London, took place on 12 September, the report said.

Speaking at the event, the author said he was satisfied that progress had been made in the diminishing and disappearance of the shadow of World War II and its impact on the friendship between Japan and the UK.

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro received his honour from Japanese Ambassador to the UK Koji Tsuruoka.
PHOTO: Embassy of Japan in the UK