The United States – Japan Foundation established its Distinguished Service Award in 2005. The award honors American and Japanese individuals for their lifetime commitment to promoting friendship and understanding between the peoples of the United States and Japan. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees selects award recipients and often makes a grant of approximately $10,000 to a US or Japanese not-for-profit organization in honor of the award recipient.
Recipients of the award include:
Former Ambassador to Norway
Co-Founder of the US-Japan Foundation
Toyota Motor Corporation