The Government of Japan has conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon on the President of ELIAMEP, Professor Loukas Tsoukalis, for his valuable contribution to the promotion of academic exchange and mutual understanding between Greece and Japan, as well as Europe and Japan.

The Conferment Ceremony was held at the Residence of the Ambassador of Japan to Greece, H.E. Mr. Yasunori Nakayama. Among the prominent guests there were high level officials of government and diplomacy. Panagiotis Pikrammenos, the Deputy Prime Minister, gave a toast.