Shunji Ninoyu, Sachiko Kono, and Carla Swick received the 2023 Foreign Minister's Commendation

On August 16, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the winners of the 2023 Foreign Minister's Commendation.

Shunji Ninoyu(Mat-Su College) , Sachiko Kono(Sandlake elementary School), and Carla Swick(Palmer High School) were selected from the state of Alaska for their achievements in teaching Japanese in the United States of America and various activities to promote friendship between Japan and Alaska.

The Foreign Minister’s Commendations are awarded to individuals and groups with outstanding achievements in international fields, in order to acknowledge their contributions to the promotion of friendship between Japan and other countries. The Commendations also aim to promote the understanding and support of the Japanese public for the activities of the recipients.
The Consular Office of Japan would like to extend a heartfelt admiration to winners, and express our deepest respect for their achievements.

Below is the link to the ministry of foreign Affairs Website.