Dr. Satoru Izutsu, recently retired vice dean and director of admissions for the University of Hawai‘i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine, was presented The Order of the Rising Sun, The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, by the Government of Japan. Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito made the presentation to Izutsu on Jan 18 at his official residence in Nu‘uanu.

For nearly 30 years, Dr. Izutsu oversaw the UH-Chubu Program, a partnership between the University of Hawai‘i and later the School of Medicine and Okinawa’s Chubu Hospital. Last November, the program celebrated its 50th anniversary in Okinawa.

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