Conferring of Imperial Decoration upon Mrs. Vahdeta Kazić
February 28, 2019
On 27 February 2019, Ambassador Hideyuki Sakamoto conferred, on behalf of the government of Japan, the Imperial Decoration, the Order of the Rising Sun, Silver Rays upon Mrs. Vahdeta Kazić.
Mrs. Kazić contributed as Ambassador’s Assistant to the opening of the Embassy of Japan in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Embassy’s activities including humanitarian and reconstruction assistance to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since her retirement in 2013, Mrs. Kazić has continued her contributions to the friendship between Japan and Bosnia and Herzegovina, assisting, as Resident Representative of a Japanese NGO “Ipil-Ipil no Kai”, the NGO’s activities including donation of Japanese cherry trees as a symbol of peace to various towns in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The ceremony was attended by many people who celebrated the decoration awarded in recognition of these contributions.
Mrs. Kazić is the second citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina who received the Japanese Imperial Decoration after Mr. Ivica Osim, former coach of Japan’s National Football Team.