Arab News Japan
The Japanese Ambassador to the UAE, ISOMATA Akio hosted a conferment ceremony on Thursday, in which Naser Al Tamimi, the Secretary General of UAE Judo Federation, was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays.
The ceremony, held at the Japanese Ambassador’s residence in Abu Dhabi, was a celebration of Al Tamimi’s significant contributions to the promotion of judo in the UAE, which were recognized by the Japanese Government in November 2022.
For over two decades, Al Tamimi has been a passionate advocate for judo in the UAE, and his unwavering dedication has enabled the sport to flourish in the country. Under his guidance, the UAE has sent judo athletes to every Olympic Game since 2008.
In addition to his efforts in promoting judo in the UAE, Al Tamimi has also contributed to fostering judo exchanges and friendship between Japan and the UAE, greatly advancing bilateral relations through the sport. The conferment of this decoration symbolizes the deepening ties between the two countries and recognizes Al Tamimi’s remarkable contributions.
The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays is one of Japan’s highest honors, awarded to individuals who have made distinguished achievements in their fields or for their contributions to society. Al Tamimi’s dedication to promoting judo and fostering friendship between the UAE and Japan is a testament to the values that this award represents.
The conferment ceremony was a momentous occasion that celebrated Al Tamimi’s contributions to judo in the UAE and the deepening relations between the UAE and Japan. His efforts have not only had a notable impact on the sport of judo but also on the bilateral relations between the two countries.