Amb. Thomas Schieffer Receives Honor from Japanese Government

On November 3, 2013, U.S.-Japan Council Board of Councillors Member Thomas Schieffer was announced as one of 49 non-Japanese individuals to be honored by the Japanese government this fall. Schieffer, who served as United States Ambassador to Japan from 2005 to 2009, will be presented with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun for "contributing to promoting friendly relations and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States," according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For more information, see the full list of foreign honorees here.