On 3 November 2018, the Government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the 2018 Autumn Imperial Decorations. A citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mrs. Vahdeta Kazic is among this year’s foreign recipients and, in recognition of her contributions to the promotion of friendly relations and mutual understanding between Japan and Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as to the activities of the Japanese overseas establishment, she will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Silver Rays.
Mrs. Kazic 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. Kazic 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.
2018 Autumn Conferment of Decoration to Ms. Vahdeta Kazic
November 3, 2018