Director of Museum of Japanese Internees awarded with Japanese order

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Director of the Museum of Japanese Internees Jalil Sultanov was awarded with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, the Japanese Embassy in Uzbekistan said.

Jalil Sultanov is awarded for contribution to preserve history of Japanese internees and deepening understanding of Japan in Uzbekistan.

The Embassy said Sultanov contributed to deepening mutual understanding between Japan and Uzbekistan via preserving history of Japanese, living in Uzbekistan in 1940s.

In May 1998, Sultanov opened Museum of Japanese Internees due to own resources. He collects materials and objects, related to the activities of Japanese internee, who came to Uzbekistan after World War II.

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