Embassy of Japan
April 29, 2018
On April 29th, 2018 (Japan Time), the Government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the 2018 Spring Imperial Decorations. Mr. Thomas J. Donohue is among this year’s foreign recipients and, in recognition of his contributions towards strengthening the relationship in the field of trade between Japan and the United States of America, he will receive the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun.
SUMMARY OF CONTRIBUTIONS
Mr. Thomas J. Donohue has played an important role for many years in improving the Japan-U.S. economic relationship. In his role as the President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, he recognized the importance of Japan as an ally and economic partner. Mr. Donohue has been a strong proponent of bilateral trade and Japanese investment in the United States as a way to create jobs and generate wealth for both economies. Mr. Donohue brought the U.S.-Japan Business Council into the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2012 in order to support the economic relationship through closer business-to-business ties. He also made contributions towards promoting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as a way of strengthening U.S.-Japan ties even further.
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