Congratulations to Mr. Uemura upon his recognition at the November 9th Decoration Ceremony where he was awarded the historic “Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon”. This high honor by the Emperor codifies his extraordinary achievements in the patent world.
Award first given in the Nineteenth Century by the Emperor Meiji: The Order of the Sacred Treasure was established in 1888 by Emperor Meiji (then styled as the Order of Meiji). The award is bestowed in recognition of distinguished achievements by their recipients. See http://www8.cao.go.jp/shokun/e