The Administration Division, Okuma Corporation has announced that Mr Hanaki, President and CEO of Okuma Corporation has been awarded the Honor Medal ‘The Order of the Rising Sun Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon’.

The award was announced in the spring award ceremony after the new Japanese era of ‘Reiwa’-2019.

The Honor Medal was presented at an award ceremony held by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on 27th May 2019 in recognition of Mr Hanaki’s long-term contribution to the growth of the machine tool industry and other industries and to the benefit to society through the company’s activities.

On the 28th May Mr Hanaki was presented to the Emperor at the Imperial Palace where he gave words of gratitude to the Emperor on behalf of all award winners recognised with various Ministry and Agency awards.

Medals of Honor are awarded by the Government of Japan to persons who have contributed significantly to society. The Medal of Honor awarded Mr Hanaki is the special medal for the distinguished achievement of meritorious deed.

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In his acceptance speech Mr Hanaki said “I am deeply pleased and honoured to receive this prestigious award.”

“Receipt of this award does not simply reflect on me personally. I am very thankful for the guidance, patronage and full support which I have received from so many people and our customers inside and outside Japan. Special thanks go to our domestic and overseas employees who have worked together and I would like to share the joy with you as this award is in recognition of your efforts,” said Mr Hanaki.

“I am looking forward to continuing working together with you all to be ‘the greatest ever MONOZUKURI’ with this award,” he said. (Monozukuri – the art of making things better than ever)

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The Medals of Honor are awarded by the Government of Japan to the persons who have significantly contributed to the society.

The Medal of Honor for Mr. Hanaki was awarded is the special medal for the distinguished achievement of the meritorious deed.

May 30, 2019