The Order of the Rising Sun Awarded to Professor David Weinstein
The Order of the Rising Sun, established in 1875 by Emperor Meiji, was Japan’s first award. It is conferred on behalf of the Emperor of Japan as one of the highest honors bestowed by the Japanese government on people who have rendered distinguished service to Japan.
The conferral recognizes Professor Weinstein’s significant contributions to promoting academic exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States. Professor Weinstein’s long-standing commitment to studying and understanding the Japanese economy and his dedication to research and cross-cultural exchange embody the spirit of this prestigious award.
“I am deeply honored to receive this award and to be included among those who have made major contributions to Japan and the world,” Professor Weinstein said upon hearing the news.