Government of Japan officially announced on Wednesday,
November 3, 2004, that it would honour Mr.
Arjun G. Asrani, former Ambassador of India to
Japan, with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the
Rising Sun in recognition of his outstanding
contribution to the furtherance of friendly
relations between Japan and India. The
decoration is conferred upon Mr. Asrani by His
Majesty the Emperor of Japan.
H.E. Mr. Yasukuni Enoki, Ambassador of Japan, will host a ceremony
at the Ambassador’s Residence, Embassy of Japan,
on Tuesday, November 23, 2004, for the presentation
of the decoration.
Arjun G. Asrani has served in the Embassy of
India in Tokyo as many as three times. He joined
the Indian Foreign Service in 1957 and started
his career as a diplomat of the Indian Embassy
in Tokyo in 1960 after his training course
at Oxford University. He retired from the Government
of India as Ambassador of India to Japan in
1992. He has been making tremendous contribution
to the furtherance of friendly
relations between Japan and India as a citizen
of India and a friend of Japan since his retirement
from the Government of India.