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Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos is one of the 112 foreign nationals recognized in this year’s spring decorations for their notable contributions to relations with Japan, the government said Friday.

Roos, who served in the post from 2009 to 2013, will be among those receiving the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, the highest honor to be given to foreign nationals in this spring’s commendations.

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