Embassy of Japan
November 16, 2015
On November 3rd, 2015 (Japan Time), the Government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the 2015 Fall Imperial Decorations. The Honorable James A. Baker is one of the 89 foreign recipients and he received the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun in recognition of his contributions to promoting friendly relations and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.
SUMMARY OF CONTRIBUTIONS
Secretary Baker assumed various important roles in the US government, namely White House Chief of Staff, Secretary of the Treasury, and Secretary of State. In these positions, Secretary Baker greatly aided the development of the Japan-US alliance in the post- Cold War era. He has made outstanding contributions, particularly in the facilitation of Japan-US economic relations in times of difficulty, as well as in supporting the expansion of Japan's role in global issues such as development.
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