Conferment Ceremony of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette upon Mr. Henri Johan Jozef Lenferink（November 14, 2023）
On November 14, 2023, a conferment ceremony was held at the Residence of the Japanese Ambassador to confer “the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette” upon Mr. Henri Johan Jozef Lenferink, former Mayor of Leiden and current King’s commissioner in Gelderland. He has made a significant contribution to the promotion of the relation between Japan and the Netherlands, including the establishment of a sister city partnership with the city of Nagasaki during his term as Mayor of Leiden. During the ceremony, Ambassador Minami delivered a congratulatory speech and conferred the order upon Mr. Lenferink after presenting the Patent of Decoration. Family members and close friends were present to congratulate Mr. Lenferink on his conferment.