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The government this week will honor 3,964 of the country’s most distinguished citizens while also conferring orders on a record 89 foreigners from 38 nations, including former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, officials said Tuesday.

Rumsfeld, 83, and former European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, 68, will receive the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun.

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