2021 Spring Conferment of Decoration - Former Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper
Embassy of Japan
April 29, 2021
2021 Spring Conferment of Decoration
Former Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper
On April 29, 2021, the Government of Japan, on behalf of his Majesty the Emperor of Japan, announced the recipients of the 2021 Spring Imperial Decorations. Among the recipients is Former Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, who will receive the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, in recognition of his significant contributions in strengthening intelligence cooperation between Japan and the United States.
SUMMARY OF CONTRIBUTIONS
General Clapper served as the Director of National Intelligence from August 2010 to January 2017. During this time, under his strong leadership, the relationship between the intelligence communities of Japan and the US has deepened profoundly.
We wish to extend our deepest gratitude for his long-standing friendship to Japan at this wonderful occasion.
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