Densho Digital Archive
National Japanese American Historical Society Collection
Title: Takashi Matsui Interview
Narrator: Takashi Matsui
Interviewer: Marvin Uratsu
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: December 12, 1997
Densho ID: denshovh-mtakashi-02-0029

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MU: Okay, we're getting real close to the end so, I wanted to ask you about that Japanese government award that you got after you got back to Seattle. Tell us a little detail about the reasons you got that award.

TM: Oh. In 1994, I was a recipient of -- [coughs] -- excuse me... Order of the Rising Sun, dual ray from the government of Japan for my service as the president of Japanese Community Service here, I did that for four years, but in addition, other services that I have performed like board member of Japanese Language School, Lions board president, Nisei Veterans Committee president, secretary of Japan-America Society, vice-president of World Trade Club, and things like that. And they said that I contributed toward the friendship and goodwill between the people of Japan and United States. This was -- I forgot what month, but -- I believe that was April of 1994.

MU: Well, with that happy note, we'll call it the end of the interview. And I want to thank you, Tak, for spending the time with us, and giving us a very interesting interview. Thanks a lot.

TM: Thank you.

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