By Martin van den Hemel – Richmond Review
The vice-president of the Richmond Sister City Committee has been recognized for his promotion of sports exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and Canada through Judo.
On Nov. 3, the government of Japan announced that Jim Kojima, the former president of Judo Canada, is one of its recipients of its Autumn Decorations.
Kojima, president of the Steveston Community Society, will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette.
The Consul General of Japan in Vancouver will be hosting a conferment ceremony for Kojima at the Consul General’s official residence on Friday, Dec. 9.