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Colbert Matsumoto (seated, fourth from left) and Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito hold Matsumoto’s Imperial Decoration certificate. Also seated in the front row (from left): Irene Hirano Inouye, former Gov. George Ariyoshi, Ito, Matsumoto, wife Gail Matsumoto and mother Matsuko Matsumoto. Standing behind are Colbert Matsumoto’s other family members and friends. (Photo courtesy Japanese Consulate)

Spotlight – Colbert Matsumoto Receives Imperial Decoration

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