Oct 12, 2018
French award bestowed on Professor Nao Sawada
Professor Nao Sawada of Rikkyo University’s College of Arts received the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, a national order France bestows to distinguished academics, in January 2018. The bestowment ceremony was held at the official residence of France’s ambassador to Japan on June 20. Professor Sawada teaches French literature in the college’s Department of Letters.
At the bestowment ceremony, French Ambassador to Japan Laurent Pic delivered a congratulatory speech before bestowing the order on Professor Sawada, who later made a speech in kind. Tetsuya Shiokawa, a member of the Japan Academy, proposed a toast to kick off a banquet.
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