2014 Consul General’s Commendation Ceremony

CG Okada with Mr. Murao, his family and friends
CG Okada presenting the commendation
On May 24th, Consul General Okada presented Mr. Toshio Murao with the Consul General’s Commendation, in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and Canada. 
As a fisherman, Mr. Murao wasvery active as a central figure of thefishermen’s community of Steveston for more than 40 years.  Over many years, he also played important roles in the Japanese-Canadian community in Steveston.  He was a member of the Steveston Japanese Language School Committee from 1967 to 1974, the President of Steveston Kendo Club from 1983 to 1992, and the President of Steveston Buddist Church.
The ceremony took place in a friendly atmosphere, after the unveiling of the Nikkei Fishermen’s Legacy plaque at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston.  Many people attended the celebration for Mr. Murao.  After the Commendation ceremony, Consul General Okada invited Mr. Murao and his family to a reception.

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