Member Greg Boyko was recently conferred by the Japanese government with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
When COVID-19 restrictions have been loosened, Greg will be honored during a ceremony and reception. This award is in recognition of his many years of service as the Honorary Consul General of Japan. Greg lived in Japan, traveled there more than 100 times, and set up a successful annuity business in Tokyo.
He has actively promoted the relationship between the United States and Japan for more than 20 years including many speeches and being a Director and Past President of the Manjiro – Whitfield Center for International Exchange. This organization, along with its Japanese counterpart, has sponsored the largest, continuous grassroots exchange between United States and Japanese citizens. More than 45,000 people have traveled back and forth between Japan and the US staying with host families over the past 25 years.