[4th May 2009]
Professor Wangari Maathai was awarded "Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun"
Nobel Peace prize winner and Former Vice Minister of Environment in Kenya Professor Maathai was awarded the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun. on 29th April 2009.
The Cabinet Office stated the reason why she was awarded this great order is that she had contributed to improve people’s awareness and raise the position of Japan among the world on environment conservation matter.
We are looking forward to her further contribution.