Professor Emeritus Shoko Hamano received Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation

December 16, 2023
Professor Hamano Awarded

Professor Hamano (right) honored at the ceremony

Professor Emeritus Shoko Hamano received the Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation in a ceremony held on December 12, 2023 at the Embassy of Japan, honoring her remarkable dedication to promoting the Japanese language in the US! The Foreign Minister’s Commendations are awarded to individuals and groups with outstanding achievements in international fields, in order to acknowledge 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. Professor Hamano was joined at the event by faculty members of EALL to celebrate her long and distinguished career.