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PEOPLES HONOR AWARD

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TENNIS
Mar 3, 2023
Wheelchair tennis great Shingo Kunieda to receive People's Honor Award
Kunieda, a winner of 28 Grand Slam titles and three Paralympic gold medals in men's singles, retired while at the top of the world rankings in January.
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TENNIS
Feb 3, 2023
Government considers honoring wheelchair tennis great Shingo Kunieda with People's Honor Award
In January, Kunieda, a winner of 28 Grand Slam titles and three Paralympic gold medals in the men's singles, retired while at the top of the world rankings.
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JAPAN
Apr 5, 2019
Even in retirement, Ichiro still not ready to accept Japan's prestigious People's Honor Award
International baseball star Ichiro Suzuki has turned down the nation's prestigious People's Honor Award for the third time, a government spokesperson said Friday.
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Figure Skating
Jul 2, 2018
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu receives People's Honor Award
Two-time Olympic figure skating gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu was bestowed with the People's Honor Award on Monday, becoming the youngest individual recipient of the prize.
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Figure Skating
Jun 1, 2018
Yuzuru Hanyu to become first figure skater to receive People's Honor Award
The government will confer the People's Honor Award on two-time figure skating Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu, its top spokesman said Friday, making him the first figure skater to receive the honor.
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JAPAN
Mar 2, 2018
Government looking to recognize two-time gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu with People's Honor Award
The government is looking to present the prestigious People's Honor Award to figure skating superstar Yuzuru Hanyu, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday.
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JAPAN
Feb 15, 2018
Shogi showdown pits 'god' against 'genius'
The match of the century. The battle between a "god" and a "genius." The faceoff between the undisputed champion of shogi and his touted successor.
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JAPAN
Feb 14, 2018
Japanese government presents go and shogi champions with national award for sweeping major titles
The government Tuesday bestowed the People's Honor Award on two champions of the traditional Japanese board games of shogi and go, making the two men the first recipients of the prize in their respective fields.
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JAPAN
Jan 5, 2018
Pair become first board game players to receive Japan's People's Honor Award
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday officially decided to bestow the prestigious People's Honor Award on professional shogi and go champions, making the pair the first board game players to bag the award.
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Figure Skating
Apr 11, 2017
Wrestling icon Yoshida expresses support for Mao to receive People's Honor Award
Three-time Olympic women's freestyle wrestling gold medalist Saori Yoshida said Tuesday she believes that retiring figure skater Mao Asada should be bestowed with the People's Honor Award.
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BASEBALL / BASEBALL BULLET-IN
Feb 25, 2017
Legend Nagashima rekindles memories of an unforgettable life in baseball
It was good seeing former Yomiuri Giants third baseman and manager Shigeo Nagashima visiting the team's spring training camp in Miyazaki earlier this month. He just turned 81 this past week and is visibly handicapped by a stroke suffered in 2004 that limits movement on the right side of his body and...
LIFE / Language / MORNING ENGLISH
Oct 31, 2016
Let's discuss Kaori Icho's People's Honor Award
Four-time Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Kaori Icho was recently awarded the People's Honor Award.
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JAPAN
Oct 20, 2016
Four-time Olympic gold medal-winner Icho awarded People's Honor
Four-time Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Kaori Icho was awarded the People's Honor Award by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday.
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OLYMPICS
Sep 13, 2016
Decorated wrestler Icho to receive People's Honor Award
The government said Tuesday it will bestow the People's Honor Award on Kaori Icho who became the first female wrestler to win four consecutive Olympic gold medals at last month's Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Apr 30, 2013
People's award: glittering honor or political tool?
The People's Honor Award, bestowed on those who have made tremendous achievements in their careers, has often drawn criticism for its vague nomination criteria and opaque selection process.
EDITORIALS
Apr 5, 2013
Abe government honors sluggers
The Abe government helps get Japan's pro baseball season started by conferring the People's Honor Award on two Giant sluggers a generation apart.
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JAPAN
Apr 1, 2013
Nagashima, Matsui to get top honor
Former Yomiuri Giants sluggers Shigeo Nagashima and Hideki Matsui are slated to get the dubious People's Honor Award, often criticized as a political tool of the government.

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