Japanese government honours Prof Klaus Schwab

Tokyo, Japan, Nov 6 : The Emperor of Japan Akihito on Wednesday presented Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun.

The Grand Cordon is the highest Order bestowed by the Government of Japan on foreign nationals.

The award recognizes Professor Schwab's achievements in advancing public-private cooperation globally through his leadership of the World Economic Forum.

Since 1973, Professor Schwab has undertaken regular visits to Japan, leading the World Economic Forum's engagement with the Government of Japan and with the Forum's Members to ensure that all relevant stakeholders from business, politics, academia and civil society are able to address global issues.

"It is an honour to receive this award and the recognition from the Government of Japan of the World Economic Forum's work in advancing public-private cooperation globally," said Professor Schwab.

The Order was first awarded in 1875 and features rays radiating from a rising sun. The attachment is shaped into a paulownia and the design includes a red-and-white-sash.

--IBNS (Posted on 06-11-2013)

world-news headlines

Snowden takes up post of Glasgow University rector

South Korean ferry mishap: Death toll crosses 150

BBC's Top Gear apologises for racist remark

Klopp, Guardiola not interested in Manchester United job

Obama arrives in Japan on four-nation Asian trip

China developing Linux-based OS after Windows XP shutdown

Bangladesh building victims need help: rights group

Barcelona transfer ban on hold

Kim Jong-un sending three experts to France to learn art of making his favourite cheese

Soon, 'teardrop' shaped pedal-bike that will let you zip at 90mph!

Reddit bans usage of controversial words

Single currency notes infested with over 3,000 types of bacteria

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top