2018 Spring Conferment of Decorations on Foreign Nationals

The Government of Japan announced on April 29 that it will confer decorations on 140 foreign nationals as part of the 2018 Spring Conferment of Decorations.

Within the jurisdiction of the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto, Dr. Theodore William Goossen has been awarded one of these decorations. The details are as follows:

Dr. Theodore William Goossen
Professor, Department of Humanities, York University; Member of the Canada-Japan Society (fist Chair)

Dr. Goossen has been awarded “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Ray with Rosette” for his contributions in developing Japanese studies and promoting Japanese culture in Canada.