Conferment of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette (旭日小綬章) by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan has been officially approved by the Government of Japan for past CKF President Roy Asa. This order was given to Asa-sensei for “promoting Kendo in Canada and friendly relations between Japan and Canada”. Congratulations to Asa-sensei on this prestigious award!

The official notification is here. You can see the lists of recipients in English or Japanese.