2018 Autumn Conferment of Decoration - Mr. Kenneth Zaifman

On November 3rd, 2018 (Japan time), the Government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the 2018 Autumn Imperial Decorations. Mr. Kenneth Zaifman is among this year’s foreign recipients and, in recognition of his contributions towards promoting exchange and friendship between Japan and Canada, he will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.

10 years have passed since Mr. Kenneth Zaifman took up the position of Honorary Consul General of Japan in Winnipeg, and in that time he has worked hard to promote the strengthening of friendship and exchange between Japan and Canada. After the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 he worked to support the victims of the disaster, and has actively supported the children who became orphans as a result of that same earthquake.