The Government of Japan has announced the conferment of the ‘Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star’, its second highest national decoration, on bureaucrat-turned-politician and former MP N K Singh for his contribution in boosting Indo-Japan relations over the last few decades.
The prestigious award will be conferred on Singh by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on May 10 followed by an audience with Emperor Akihito.
The honour is a recognition of the catalytic role played by N K Singh in the furtherance of Indo-Japanese economic relations over decades. He served in Japan during the investment decision of Maruti-Suzuki and the forays of the Japanese automobile companies to India. As a member of the board of Nalanda University, his continuing endeavours for a greater Japanese engagement in the university in strengthening educational and cultural relations as a symbol of Asian Renaissance.
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