In Honor of the 40th Anniversary of the signing of Basic Treaty of Friendship and Co-operation between Japan and Australia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will award the Foreign Minister's Commendations to the following 12 individuals and 3 groups.
The Commendations will be awarded to those who have made significant achievements in the field related to above treaty, in order to honor their achievements.
Vice President, Australia-Japan Business Co-operation Committee - AJBCC
Wadaiko Player, Co-Founder of Taikoz
CEO, Australia-Japan Business Co-operation Committee - AJBCC
Professor, University of New South Wales
Chihiro Kinoshita Thomson
President, Australia Japan Society of NSW
Shakuhachi Player, Co-Founder of Taikoz
Violinist, Australian Chamber Orchestra
Koto Player, Representative of the Australia Koto Music Institute
Deputy Dean of Students at the ANU
Deputy Director of the ANU Japan Institute
The Cowra-Seikei High Schools Student Exchange Committee