RI Director Professor Theodore C. Bestor awarded Order of the Rising Sun decoration

In November, the Japanese government conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, on Theodore Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University. The Order of the Rising Sun is one of Japan’s highest distinctions and was awarded in recognition of his extensive contributions to the study of Japan and to the promotion of scholarly and educational exchange between Japan and the United States of America throughout his career.