On Thursday, December 7, 2017, a ceremony was held in Bucharest, to award the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Ribbon to Ion Caramitru, the Director of the “I.L. Caragiale” National Theater of Bucharest. The order was handed by H.E. Mr. Kisaburo Ishii, the Ambassador of Japan in Romania, at a ceremony held on the occasion of the reception organized to celebrate the Japan’s National Day, in the presence of a large audience.
The Order of the Rising Sun is one of the most prestigious Japanese distinctions and is awarded to a restricted number of personalities from around the world. The order was given to Mr. Ion Caramitru, an outstanding representative of the contemporary theater, as a recognition of his special merits in promoting Japanese culture and of his contribution to the development of the cultural relations and exchanges between Japan and Romania.
The high distinction was granted by H.E. Ambassador Ishii on behalf of His Majesty Akihito, Emperor of Japan, and the diploma accompanying the order bears the Japanese state seal, being signed by the Prime-Minister Shinzo Abe.
The Embassy of Japan has the belief that granting this high distinction to Mr. Ion Caramitru will continue to strengthen the good friendship and cooperation relations between Japan and Romania.