Decorations and Medals in Japan
Decorations and Medals － Praise the Glory
Awards, in the form of decorations and medals of honor, are bestowed upon individuals of merit, in recognition of their national or public services, and in honor of their distinguished accomplishments in various areas of society. The Biannual Decoration Ceremonies, Medals of Honor and Order of Culture are high-profile awards that receive wide media coverage. The Decoration Bureau of the Cabinet Office is responsible for administrative duties pertaining to the conferral of awards, from conducting studies and research on the awards system to planning and selecting recipients for the Biannual Decoration Ceremonies and other awards.