Professor Hirofumi Ando, Ph.D., a professor of the College of Local Administration, has been bestowed the Insignia of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon from His Majesty King Naruhito, the Emperor of Japan. The Insignia was presented to the Professor by the Emperor’s representative, Mr. OBA Yuichi, Deputy Chief of the Mission, Japanese Embassy in Thailand
December 8, 2022 – the College of Local Administration of Khon Kaen University held the Insignia Presentation Ceremony of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon to Professor Hirofumi Ando, Ph.D., a professor of the College. The Insignia was bestowed on Professor Ando by His Majesty King Nurihito, the Emperor of Japan, and was presented to him by Mr. OBA Yuichi, Deputy Chief of the Mission, Japanese Embassy in Thailand, who was assigned as the representative of Emperor Nurihito in the Insignia Conferral Ceremony. The event was held at the College of Local Administration main building, Khon Kaen University.
The Insignia in the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon is the symbol of honor conferred upon a person who has performed significant roles and created outstanding benefaction that is evident in enhancement of collaboration and good relationship between Japan and other countries. In addition to these qualifications, Professor Dr. Hirofumi Ando has also been working on the promotion and support of social, population, public health, and economic developments of Thailand, under the monetary and academic support from the United Nation Organization.
At the ceremony, Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University welcomed Mr. OBA Yuichi, while Professor Krasae Chanavongs, M.D., President of Krerk University delivered the congratulatory speech to Professor Dr. Hirofumi Ando. Professor Krasae Chanavongs, M.D. was a former Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who once received the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, Level 6, which is the highest level, from the Former Japan Emperor, in 2005. Among the distinguished guests were a number of KKU administrators, lecturers, and staff of the College of Local Administration, Khon Kaen University.
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