The Government of Japan announced on 3 November the 2018 Autumn Conferment of Decorations on Foreign Nationals for their outstanding contribution to their respective areas.

Barry Jarman – former President of the Australia-Japan Society (ACT) Inc, and former Member of the Canberra-Nara Sister City Committee was awarded “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette” for his contribution to develop Japanese language education in Australia and promote exchanges between Japan and Australia.

The Federation wishes to extend its congratulations to Mr Jarman on this very prestigious award, and his long and dedicated service to both the AJS ACT, and the Australia-Japan relationship.