Conferral of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon

Conferral of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon (旭日中綬章

Upon Mr. Hans Bax, former Chairman of DUJAT,

Currently a member of DUJAT’s Honorary Committee

 

Amsterdam, April 30, 2014

 

It is a great honour for us to inform you that on April 29, 2014 (Japan Time), the Government of Japan announced the names of foreign recipients of the 2014 Spring Imperial Decorations.

Among the 55 foreign recipients, Mr. Hans Bax, our Chairman until December 31, 2013, will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon (photo), in recognition of his significant contribution to promote the Japanese and Dutch bilateral economic relations as a member, vice-Chairman and Chairman of DUJAT since 2000.

 

During his DUJAT Chairmanship, Mr. Bax initiated in establishing in April 2011 the “Stichting Nederland Helpt Japan” with as purpose: to organize and coordinate throughout the Netherlands various fundraising activities for the victims in Japan of the unfortunate events caused by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011.

 

Besides DUJAT related activities, Mr Bax has also been contributing to the mutual economic relations as Board member of Sakura Colour Products Corporation, Osaka, Japan for more than 25 years. We would like to congratulate him on this big honour.

 

For DUJAT / Dutch & Japanese Trade Federation,

 

Geert Jan Mantel, Chairman

Radboud Molijn, Managing Director

Takeo Nishitani, Japan Representative