By HE Antoine Evrard, Belgian Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Japan
H.E. Mr. Jun Yokota, Ambassador of Japan, bestowed upon several persons a Certificate of Commendation during a ceremony on the 31st of July at his residence.
This Certificate of Commendation is a kind of distinction offered in order to thank the chosen people listed below (in alphabetical order) for their distinguished service in contributing to the deepening of mutual understanding, enhancement of economic and cultural relations and friendship between Japan and Belgium.
Mr. Salvatore Adamo, Belgian composer/singer
Mrs. Monique Dassesse, Master Ikebana
Mrs. Nicole Hönen, President of the « Thé de l’Amitié »
Mr. Thomas Leysen, President of BJA and former President of FEB
Prof. Andreas Niehaus, Professor at the University of Gent
Mrs. Anja Oto-Kellens, Executive Director at the Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce