Club to Honor Former US Ambassador
Former US Ambassador to Japan John Roos will receive the Club's Distinguished Achievement Award at a presentation ceremony on June 20.
Roos, who served as America's top diplomat in Japan between 2009 and 2013, is being recognized for his efforts to strengthen US-Japan ties.
He became the first US ambassador to visit Hiroshima (2010) and Nagasaki (2012) on the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of the cities.
In 2011, he led the American mission to support the recovery efforts following the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
Two months before that tragic event, Roos, in his capacity as honorary president of the Club, spoke at the official opening of the Azabudai facility (pictured).
Previous recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Award include astronaut Koichi Wakata, mountaineer Junko Tabei and literary scholar Donald Keene.