Japanese Government Confers Decoration on Professor Friedman (April 29th, 2016)

2016 Spring Conferment of Decoration

The Japanese Government confers the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun on Professor Jerome Isaac Friedman
 
On April 29th, 2016 (Japan Time), the Government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the 2016 Spring Imperial Decorations. Professor Jerome Isaac Friedman of MIT is one of the foreign recipients and he received the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun in recognition of his contributions to strengthening the relationship between Japan and the United States in the fields of science and technology, and founding and promoting the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST).

  • DECORATION: Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun

  • SERVICE: Contributed to strengthening the relationship between Japan and the United States in the fields of science and technology, and founding and promoting the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)

  • NAME (AGE): Jerome Isaac Friedman (86)

  • MAJOR TITLES:
    • Board Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)

    • Board Director and Council Member, Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum

    • Institute Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    • Nobel Laureate (Physics, 1990)

  • ADDRESS (NATIONALITY): Boston, MA (USA)