Rising Sun II

March 14, 2017

TOKYO, JAPAN – Japan’s Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun was conferred upon former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a ceremony today at the Prime Minister’s office in Tokyo. The former Speaker received the honor in recognition of his significant contributions to the Japan-U.S. relationship, including his work to strengthen the U.S.-Japan strategic and economic alliance and his role in making Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s historical address as the first Japanese Prime Minister to speak in