Dr. Jack Fujimoto, former president of the Japanese Institute of Sawtelle and long-time Sawtelle community member, was awarded with Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun award for his contributions to the advancement of Japanese language studies and the promotion of Japan studies and Japanese culture.

The conferment ceremony was held on November 15, 2011 at the residence of the Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles.

Recipients of Fall 2011 Decorations
Fujimoto and Webb Receive Fall Decorations (Rafu Shimpo)
A Teacher for Intellectual Wellness
Jack Fujimoto bio (Wikipedia)