Decoration Conferment Ceremony for Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Mead Treadwell

Sen. Murkowski's Award
Mr. Treadwell's Award
On Tuesday, May 7th, Ambassador Yamada held a conferment ceremony to commemorate the achievements of Senator Lisa Murkowski and former Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell.

Senator Murkowski was awarded with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, in appreciation for her efforts in strengthening Japan-US ties as she has served as the Co-Chair to the Congressional Study Group on Japan for nearly 25 years.

Mr. Mead Treadwell was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, in appreciation for his role in strengthening economic relations between Japan and the United States and for his contributions in promoting exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States especially regarding the Arctic.

We hope that the friendship and cooperative relationship between Japan and Alaska will continue to grow.