January 22, 2020

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Professor Segers will receive a prestigious Japanese honour

Conferral of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon upon Professor Rien T. Segers, professor emeritus University of Groningen

On Thursday 23 January, at 17:00 hours, Professor Rien T. Segers, professor emeritus of the University of Groningen, the founder and Managing Director emeritus of the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Groningen, as well as professor emeritus of Asian Business Strategies at the International Business School of Hanze University of Applied Sciences, will receive a Japanese imperial decoration during a special ceremony at the residence of the Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Hidehisa Horinouchi.

In the name of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon will be conferred upon Professor Segers. With this decoration, the Japanese government recognises his exceptional contribution to the promotion of academic exchanges and mutual understanding between Japan and the Netherlands.

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