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Richard Bowring awarded Order of the Rising Sun

Richard Bowring awarded Order of the Rising Sun

On 23 May, Emeritus Professor of Japanese Studies Richard Bowring was presented with the Order of the Rising Sun (Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon) by His Excellency Mr Hayashi, the Japanese ambassador, at the ambassador's residence in London.

The award was given in recognition of his scholarship in the field of Japanese studies, his stunningly successful fundraising activities to build up Japanese studies at Cambridge and his many contributions to the furthering of Anglo-Japanese relations over many years at Cambridge. Many present and former members of the teaching staff in Japanese studies at Cambridge were present.