Conferment of Decoration, The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays.
On the 29th of April 2021, the Government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the Reiwa 3 Spring Conferment of Decorations:
The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette.
Mr. Ian Michael Scher, a recipient from Johannesburg, Gauteng in the Republic of South Africa,
* Contributed to promoting friendly relations between Japan and the Republic of South Africa through disaster relief
* Founder Member and CEO of Rescue South Africa
* Former Head of the Rescue Team from South Africa to Great East Japan Earthquake
The official listing can be found on page 11 of the 2021 Spring Conferment of Decorations on Foreign Nationals.
Further information on the work conducted by the team that Mr Scher led can be read HERE.