2019 Spring Conferment of Decoration the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon is conferred to Dr. Takeshi Nakagawa, Professor Emeritus of Waseda University, Japan

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Phnom Penh: Thursday, 30th of May, 2019 Dr. Takeshi Nakagawa Professor Emeritus of Waseda University Japan attended the presentation ceremony to receive the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon and was given an audience by His Majesty the Emperor at the Imperial Palace in Japan, following the announcement of the 2019 Spring Conferment of Decorations, which are bestowed upon individuals of merit in recognition of their national or public services and in honour of their distinguished accomplishments in various areas in society by the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan on 21st of May, 2019.

Dr. Takeshi Nakagawa has contributed to promotion of academic exchange between Japan and Cambodia through conservation and restoration of the Angkor especially Bayon Temple as the Director of Japanese Government team for Safeguarding Angkor (JSA) since its establishment in 1994 and as the Co-Director of JAPAN-APSARA Safeguarding Angkor (JASA) from 2005 and fostering a number of Cambodian technical experts for the Angkor projects for more than 25 years.

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Dr. Takeshi Nakagawa has also been contributing to the conservation, restoration, and research activities in Preah Vihear Temple and Sambor Prei Kuk the other UNESCO World Heritage sites of Cambodia as the head of Waseda University’s team.