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People’s Honor Award Recipients

The government on July 2 bestowed the People’s Honor Award on Hanyū Yuzuru. The figure skater is the youngest recipient of the prestigious award, which was created in 1977.
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Government Bestows People’s Honor Award on Figure Skater Hanyū Yuzuru

The government on July 2 bestowed the People’s Honor Award on Hanyū Yuzuru. The figure skater is the youngest recipient of the prestigious award, which was created in 1977.
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Japan Studying Honor for Olympic Gold Medal Skater Hanyū

Tokyo, March 2 (Jiji Press)—Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō has instructed his government to consider giving the People's Honor Award to Pyeongchang Olympic figure skating gold medalist Hanyū Yuzuru, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide said Friday. Hanyū Yuzuru Last month, Hanyū, 23, became the first figure skater in 66 years to win men's singles gold medal for the second straight Olym…
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Japan Honors Shōgi Master Habu, Go Champ Iyama

Tokyo, Feb. 13 (Jiji Press)—The Japanese government on Tuesday gave the People's Honor Award to 47-year-old shōgi master Habu Yoshiharu and Iyama Yūta, a 28-year-old champion of the board game go. Go champion Iyama Yūta (left) and Shōgi master Habu Yoshiharu (right) pose with Prime Minister Abe Shinzō after receiving the People's Honor Award. (© Jiji) Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō pres…
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People’s Honor Award Recipients

The Japanese prime minister presents the People’s Honor Award in recognition of the accomplishments of individuals in sport, entertainment, and other fields. Established in 1977, the award has gone to 24 recipients so far.
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