As of April 29, Minoru Maeda, Ph.D., Fellow of NTT GP, was given the Japanese Medal of Honour with Yellow Ribbon.
Ohju-hoshou, The Japanese Medal of Honour with Yellow Ribbon, is given by the Government of Japan, and is awarded to individuals who "through their diligence and perseverance in their professional activities, have become public role models".
Minoru Maeda's years of inventing, designing and improving technologies was appraised, especially those in the field of remote inspection.
He was granted an Audience with His Majesty Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace, Homeiden, on June 6, where he, with others, received warm words of praise.
Ohju-hoshou, The Japanese Medal of Honour with Yellow Ribbon