Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Emperor of Japan recognizes Rep. Yoho with Imperial Decoration

Nov 3, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, received the Imperial Decoration, Order of the Rising Sun, from the Emperor of Japan. This honor is in recognition of Congressman Yoho’s significant contributions to strengthening bilateral relations and promoting friendship between Japan and the United States.

“It is an honor to humbly accept the Order of the Rising Sun from the Emperor of Japan. During my time serving as the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Asia Subcommittee, I have been encouraged to see the strengthening of the U.S.-Japan relationship towards securing a freer and more stable Indo-Pacific region,” said Rep. Yoho. “Together, our nations can accomplish much in bringing peace and prosperity to our neighbors and the rest of the world. I want to again express my gratitude for this honor, and I look forward to contributing more to the U.S.-Japan relationship in the future.”

The Order of the Rising Sun is a Japanese order established in 1875 by Emperor Meiji. It is awarded in the name of the Emperor of Japan to those who have made distinguished achievements in international relations, promotion of Japanese culture, advancements in their field, development in welfare or preservation.