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Australian screen and stage legend Dame Olivia Newton-John will be awarded Japan’s highest honour, for her contribution to developing the Asian nation’s musical culture and promoting friendly relations with Australia.

The Japanese government today announced it had decided to confer the Order of the Rising Sun on the Australian singer, who currently lives in the United States.

In 2015, Dame Olivia became the first foreign artist to perform in Fukushima, after a nuclear disaster four years earlier forced the city’s evacuation.

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