Japanese Orders, Decorations and Medals of Honor


@Shoji Sugita
Japanese version is here.
I, Shoji Sugita was awarded Order Decorations, " Kun 4th Kyokujitsu Shoju_sho "( The 4th Orders of the Rising Sun ) by the Emperor in the determination of the Government on April 29,1997. I was very honoured.

I will describe the outline of Orders and Medals System of our country now.

History of Orders and Decorations
Types of Orders and Decorations Medals of Honor " Haru no Jokun " - The Conferring Decorations in this Spring
On April 29, 1997 About 4500 decorations Items:

@@@Officially, The Orders Decoration and Medals of Honor will be named in English as follows:
@@@@Supreme Orders of the Chrysanthemum, Collar of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum,
@@@@Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum, and


@@@@Orders of the Rising Sun
@@@@Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, Paulownia Flowers, Grand Cordon of the
@@@@Order of the@Rising Sun, The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, The Order
@@@@of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays@with Neck Ribbon, The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays
@@@@with Rosette, The Order of the Rising Sun,@Gold and Silver Rays, The Order of the Rising
@@@@ Sun, Silver Rays, The Order of the Rising Sun, Green Paulownia Medal, The Order of the
@@@@ Rising Sun, White Paulownia Medal, and


@@@@Orders of the Precious Crown
@@@@Grand Cordon of the Precious Crown, Peony, The Order of the Precious Crown, Betterfy,
@@@@The Order@of the Precious Crown, Apricot, The Order of the Precious Crown, Ripple, The
@@@@Order of the Precious@Crown, Gold Medal, The Order of the Precious Crown, Silver Medal,
@@@@ and


@@@@Orders of the Sacred Treasure
@@@@Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold
@@@@ and Silver@Star, The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, The Order
@@@@ of the Sacred Treasure,@Gold Rays with Rosette, The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold
@@@@and Silver Rays, The Order of the Sacred@Treasure, Gold Medal, The Order of the Sacred
@@@@Treasure, Silver Medal, and


@@@
@Order of Culture

@@@@Medals of Honour
@@@@Medal with Yellow Ribbon, Medal with Purple Ribbon, Medal with Blue Ribbon, Medal with
@@@@Red Ribbon,@Medal with Green Ribbon and Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon.


@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@New Orders, Decoration in Japan

@@@@Orders of the Rising Sun
@@@@Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, The Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, The
@@@@Rising Sun,@The Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, The Rising Sun, Gold Rays with
@@@@Rosette, The Rising@Sun, Gold and Silver Rays and The Rising Sun, Silver Rays.


@@@@Orders of the Sacred Treasure
@@@@Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, The Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver
@@@@Star,@The Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, The Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays
@@@@with Rosette,@The Sacre Treasure, Gold and Silver Rays and The Sacred Treasure, Silver
@@@@Rays.


@@@@Order of Culture and Medals of Honour are not changed.
@@@@Awarded in Autumn, 2003 newly.

@@11/3/2003 described @@@


Note @@See the followings ! There are the names of Medals officially.
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‘åŒMˆÊ‹e‰ÔÍ Supreme Orders of the Chrysanthemum
@‘åŒMˆÊ‹e‰ÔÍèòü @Collar of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum
@‘åŒMˆÊ‹e‰Ô‘åŽøÍ @Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum

‹Ë‰Ô‘åŽøÍ Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowewrs

ˆ®“úÍ Orders of the Rising Sun
@ˆ®“ú‘åŽøÍ @Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun
@ˆ®“údŒõÍ @The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star
@ˆ®“ú’†ŽøÍ @The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon
@ˆ®“ú¬ŽøÍ @The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette
@ˆ®“ú‘oŒõÍ @The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays
@ˆ®“ú’PŒõÍ @The Order of the Rising Sun, Silver Rays

•óÍ Orders of the Sacred Treasure
@•ó‘åŽøÍ @Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure
@•ódŒõÍ @The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star
@•ó’†ŽøÍ @The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon
@•ó¬ŽøÍ @The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Rosette
@•ó‘oŒõÍ @The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Rays
@•ó’PŒõÍ @The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Silver Rays

•¶‰»ŒMÍ Order of Culture

•óŠ¥Í Orders of the Precious Crown
@•óŠ¥‘åŽöÍ @Grand Cordon of the Order of the Precious Crown
@•óŠ¥‰²’OÍ @The Order of the Precious Crown, Peony
@•óŠ¥”’’±Í @The Order of the Precious Crown, Butterfly
@•óŠ¥“¡‰ÔÍ @The Order of the Precious Crown, Wistaria
@•óŠ¥ˆÇ—tÍ @The Order of the Precious Crown, Apricot
@•óŠ¥”gŒõÍ @The Order of the Precious Crown, Ripple

–JÍ Medals of Honour
@gŽø–JÍ @Medal with Red Ribbon
@—ÎŽø–JÍ @Medal with Green Ribbon
@‰©Žø–JÍ @Medal with Yellow Ribbon
@Ž‡Žø–JÍ @Medal with Purple Ribbon
@—•Žø–JÍ @Medal with Blue Ribbon
@®Žø–JÍ @Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon