Presentation Ceremony of the Foreign Minister’s Commendation to Ms. Nancy Jacobi
Ms. Nancy Jacobi, Founder of the Japanese Paper Place, received the Foreign Minister’s
Commendation from Consul-General SASAYAMA Takuya.
On June 23, a ceremony to present the Foreign Minister’s Commendation to Ms. Nancy Jacobi, Founder of the Japanese Paper Place, was held at the official residence of Consul-General SASAYAMA Takuya of Japan. The Foreign Minister’s Commendations are awarded to individuals and groups with outstanding achievements in international fields, in order to commend their contributions to the promotion of friendship between Japan and other countries and areas. The Commendations also aim to promote the understanding and support of the Japanese public for the activities of the recipients.
In 1982, Ms. Jacobi established The Japanese Paper Place in Toronto, a wholesale and retail distributor of Washi (Japanese paper). In addition to her business, she has been involved in inspiring fascination with Washi among Canadian artists and the public for over 40 years through workshops, lectures and exhibitions. Ms. Jacobi received this commendation for her contributions toward the promotion of Japanese culture in Canada.