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Mr Minoru Makihara honoured by The Queen

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In recognition of his outstanding contribution to commercial and cultural relations between the UK and Japan, Tim Hitchens, the British Ambassador to Japan, has presented Mr Makihara with a Honorary Knighthood of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire at an investiture ceremony held at the British Embassy Tokyo on 29 January.