Ted Bestor awarded Order of the Rising Sun decoration by Japanese government

November 6, 2017
Ted Bestor awarded Order of the Rising Sun decoration by Japanese government

The Japanese government has conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, on Ted Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University. The Order of the Rising Sun is one of Japan’s highest distinctions and is awarded in recognition of Professor Bestor’s extensive contributions to the study of Japan and to the promotion of scholarly and educational exchange between Japan and the United States of America throughout his career. Congratulations Professor Bestor!