2021 Autumn Conferment of Decoration - Senator Shelley Moore Capito
Embassy of Japan
November 3, 2021
2021 Autumn Conferment of Decoration
Senator Shelley Moore Capito
On November 3, 2021, the Government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the 2021 Autumn Imperial Decorations. Among the recipients is Senator Shelly Moore Capito, who will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, in recognition of her significant contributions in strengthening bilateral relations and promoting legislative exchanges between Japan and the United States.
SUMMARY OF CONTRIBUTIONS
Senator Capito served as co-chair of the Congressional Study Group on Japan for nearly 5 years, which plays a critical role in enhancing Congress’ understanding of Japan and fostering mutual understanding between the National Diet of Japan and the United States Congress, and contributed to the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and the United States through her active engagement. She has also demonstrated strong leadership in further strengthening Japan-US relations, including deepening economic ties between the two nations.
This is yet another opportunity to reaffirm the significance of our alliance, of which leaders like Senator Capito have been a long-standing supporter. We deeply value our friendship with Senator Capito and wish to extend our deepest gratitude at this auspicious occasion.
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