• Kyodo


This year’s spring decorations will recognize 4,024 Japanese and 90 foreign people for their achievements in business, culture and the arts, the government said Friday.

Yorihiko Kojima, 74, former chairman of Mitsubishi Corp., and Mitsuhiro Uesugi, 74, a former home affairs minister, are among the seven people to receive the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, the highest honor in this spring’s commendations.

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