Announcement from the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
We are proud to announce that the Japanese government has honored Professor David E. Weinstein, the Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy at Columbia University and Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School, by awarding him The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. 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.